Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05590 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Boerhavia spicata Choisy
Common name   creeping spiderling
Donna M. Barnes   992  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren, J. Simpson
Coll. Date 27 September 2001 
United States
Mohave County
Locality N of Littlefield at junction with I-15, [Virgin Valley, vicinity of Exit 9 of I-15];
     Elev.: 3490 ft. (1064 m.)
Habitat Notes roadside. 
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 36° 53'  35" N, 113° 55'  5" W
Township Range T40N, R15W, Sec. 4  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Boerhavia spicata Choisy

     Boerhavia torreyana (S. Wats.) Standl.

Common Name(s): creeping spiderling.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19678, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Nyctaginaceae
                                    Genus: Boerhavia
                                        Species: Boerhavia spicata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05590s2.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
16804 Boerhavia spicata      "creeping spiderling" same section
17968 Gutierrezia microcephala      "matchweed" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Beaver Dam Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 947 ft. NW   Pine Park 
Beaver Dam Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 947 ft. NW   Pine Park 
Littlefield (Populated Place) Mohave County, AZ 0.8 mi. SW 1854  Littlefield 
Beaver Dam (Locale) Mohave County, AZ 0.9 mi. NW 1831  Littlefield 
Figure Four Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.8 mi. NE   Mount Bangs 
Frehner Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.5 mi. S   Mount Bangs 
Castle Cliff Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.9 mi. N   Jarvis Peak 
Hedricks Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.7 mi. SE   Mount Bangs 
Boulder Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.7 mi. S   Mount Bangs 
The Narrows (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.5 mi. NE   Mountain Sheep Spring 
Hancock Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 5.1 mi. S   Mount Bangs 
Big Bend Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 5 mi. SW   Mesquite NE 
Big Bend (Bend) Mohave County, AZ 5.1 mi. SW 1686  Elbow Canyon 
Coon Creek (Stream) Mohave County, AZ 5.7 mi. SW   Mesquite NE 
Little Bend (Bend) Mohave County, AZ 5.8 mi. SW 1663  Elbow Canyon 
Sand Hollow Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 6.7 mi. SW   Terry Benches 
Sand Hollow Wash (Stream) Mohave County, AZ 6.7 mi. SW   Terry Benches 


Taxon Links for species Boerhavia spicata  Choisy

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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