Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05985 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Phacelia demissa A. Gray
Infraspecific    var. demissa 
Common name   low scorpionweed
Donna M. Barnes   1163  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 10 May 2001 
United States
Wayne County
Locality dirt road S of Hanksville, [Dry Valley, Sawmill Basin Road, ca. 3 miles S of Hanksville];
     Elev.: 4450 ft. (1357 m.)
Habitat Notes sandy soil, 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 38° 19'  45" N, 110° 42'  1" W
Township Range T28S, R11E, Sec. 34  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Phacelia demissa var. demissa Gray

     Phacelia demissa var. heterotricha J.T. Howell
     Phacelia demissa var. typica J.T. Howell

Common Name(s): Intermountain phacelia, intermountain scorpion-weed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=529551, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Hydrophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Phacelia
                                        Species: Phacelia demissa
                                            Variety: Phacelia demissa var. demissa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05985s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05905s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10205s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06145 Caesalpinia repens     same section
06144 Camissonia eastwoodiae      "Eastwood's suncup" same section
06148 Camissonia scapoidea  var. scapoidea   "Paiute suncup" same section
05983 Eremopyrum triticeum      "annual wheatgrass" same section
05984 Helianthus petiolaris  subsp. fallax   "prairie sunflower" same section
06143 Townsendia annua      "annual Townsend-daisy" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cow Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 1.5 mi. S   Bull Mountain 
Collie Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 1.5 mi. E   Bull Mountain 
South Hanksville Airport (Airport) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. N 4324  Hanksville 
Blue Knoll (Summit) Wayne County, UT 2.8 mi. S 4633  Hanksville 
Hanksville School (School) Wayne County, UT 3 mi. N 4292  Hanksville 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Wayne County, UT 3 mi. N 4292  Hanksville 
BLM Office-Hanksville (Building) Wayne County, UT 3.1 mi. N 4292  Hanksville 
Hanksville Post Office (Post Office) Wayne County, UT 3.1 mi. N 4301  Hanksville 
Halfway Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.5 mi. E   Bull Mountain 
Hanksville (Populated Place) Wayne County, UT 3.1 mi. N 4292  Hanksville 
Meadow Gulch (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.7 mi. E   Hanksville 
Bull Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 3.5 mi. N   Mount Ellen 
Step Reservoir (Reservoir) Wayne County, UT 2.9 mi. E 4472  Hanksville 
Meadow Gulch Reservoir (Reservoir) Wayne County, UT 2.9 mi. E 4479  Hanksville 
Beef Hollow Reservoir (Reservoir) Wayne County, UT 3.4 mi. SE 4603  Hanksville 
South Pinto Hills (Summit) Wayne County, UT 3.1 mi. W 4508  Steamboat Point 
Sand Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 3.7 mi. NW   Steamboat Point 
Penitentiary Point (Cliff) Wayne County, UT 4.1 mi. S 4879  Hanksville 
Halfway Bench (Bench) Wayne County, UT 3.8 mi. SE 4629  Hanksville 
Penitentiary Point (Cliff) Wayne County, UT 4.1 mi. SE 4853  Hanksville 


Taxon Links for species Phacelia demissa  A. Gray

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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