Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05212 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Centrostegia thurberi A. Gray ex Benth.
Common name   Thurber's spineflower
Donna M. Barnes   668  
   with R. Jolley
Coll. Date 07 May 2001 
United States
Kane County
Locality E of Zion National Park, just outside park on N side of road.
     Elev.: 5800 ft. (1768 m.)
Habitat Notes red sandy soil; juniper-sage community; rocky outcrop. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 37° 14'  N, 112° 51'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Centrostegia thurberi Gray ex Benth.

     Centrostegia thurberi var. macrotheca (J.T. Howell) Goodman
     Chorizanthe thurberi (Gray ex Benth.) S. Wats.
     Chorizanthe thurberi var. macrotheca J.T. Howell

Common Name(s): red triangles, red-triangles, spring flower.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=21001, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Polygonales
                                Family: Polygonaceae
                                    Genus: Centrostegia
                                        Species: Centrostegia thurberi


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05212s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02382s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08446s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10552s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11488f1.jpg 
specimen image: 11488s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11510s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05221 Astragalus ceramicus      "painted milkvetch" same section
05172 Astragalus mollissimus      "woolly milkvetch" same section
05213 Astragalus zionis  var. zionis   "Zion milkvetch" same section
05201 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  same section
05175 Cryptantha cinerea  var. arenicola   "sandy James' cat's eye" same section
05176 Dichelostemma pulchellum      "bluedicks" same section
06735 Erigeron religiosus      "Clear Creek fleabane" 1.9 mi. SE
05216 Eriogonum davidsonii      "Davidson's wild buckwheat" same section
05197 Layia glandulosa      "white-daisy tidytips" same section
02867 Layia glandulosa      "white-daisy tidytips" same section
05210 Linanthus bigelovii      "Bigelow's linanthus" same section
05215 Microseris lindleyi      "Lindley's silverpuffs" same section
05208 Microsteris gracilis  var. humilior   "slender phlox" same section
05222 Microsteris gracilis  var. humilior   "slender phlox" same section
05211 Phacelia ivesiana      "Ives' scorpionweed" same section
05209 Physaria chambersii  var. chambersii   "Chambers' twinpod" same section
05214 Tradescantia occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "prairie spiderwort" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Waterpocket Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 0.7 mi. NE   Clear Creek Mountain 
Cave Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 1.3 mi. NW   Clear Creek Mountain 
Winders Ranch (Locale) Kane County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 6204  Clear Creek Mountain 
East Entrance (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. W 5696  Springdale East 
Jolley Gulch (Valley) Kane County, UT 1.6 mi. W   Clear Creek Mountain 
Co-op Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 1.6 mi. W   Clear Creek Mountain 
East Entrance Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 2 mi. NW 6185  Temple of Sinawava 
Checkerboard Mesa (Summit) Kane County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 6500  Springdale East 
L D Ranch Airport (Airport) Kane County, UT 2.1 mi. NE 6309  Clear Creek Mountain 
Poverty Flat (Flat) Kane County, UT 2.7 mi. S 5341  The Barracks 
Indian Knoll (Summit) Kane County, UT 2.3 mi. E 6126  The Barracks 
Poverty Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.8 mi. S   The Barracks 
Stave Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. NW 6532  Temple of Sinawava 
The Barracks (Summit) Kane County, UT 4.2 mi. S 5092  The Barracks 
Big Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 4.2 mi. NE 7094  Clear Creek Mountain 
Jolly Ranch (Locale) Kane County, UT 4.5 mi. N 7258  Clear Creek Mountain 
Little Meadow Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 3.9 mi. E   Clear Creek Mountain 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.7 mi. S   Elephant Butte 
Cable Mountain Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 4 mi. W 6874  Temple of Sinawava 
Lemmon Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 4.5 mi. NW 6480  Temple of Sinawava 


Taxon Links for species Centrostegia thurberi  A. Gray ex Benth.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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