Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 06030 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
ApocynaceaeApocynaceaeAsclepiadaceae  
Species Asclepias tuberosa L.
Common name   butterfly milkweed
Collector(s)
Donna M. Barnes   2047  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 07 June 2001 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Garfield
Locality Highway 12, switchbacks on slick rock formation.
     Elev.: 5874 ft. (1791 m.)
Habitat Notes white sand in dry wash area. 
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° 44'  N, 111° 26'  W
Township Range T35S, R4E, Sec. 12  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)

Taxonomy


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

     Asclepias tuberosa L.

Common Name(s): butterfly milkweed, butterflyweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30313, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Gentianales
                                Family: Asclepiadaceae
                                    Genus: Asclepias
                                        Species: Asclepias tuberosa
                                                                                            

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06030s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05287s2.jpg 
05287
specimen image: 07165s2.jpg 
07165

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07165 Asclepias tuberosa      "butterfly milkweed" 1.2 mi. N
14394 Eriogonum leptocladon  var. papiliunculi   "butterfly wild buckwheat" 1 mi. NE
07166 Eriogonum leptocladon  var. papiliunculi   "butterfly wild buckwheat" 1.2 mi. N
06130 Linum aristatum      "bristle flax" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Little Spencer Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 0.7 mi. W 5916  Tenmile Flat 
Phipps Arch (Arch) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. NE 5561  Calf Creek 
Maverick Bridge (Bridge) Garfield County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 5364  Calf Creek 
Escalante Natural Bridge (Bridge) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. N 5558  Calf Creek 
Calf Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. N   Calf Creek 
Phipps Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.9 mi. NE   Tenmile Flat 
Sand Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.2 mi. N   Jacobs Reservoir 
Big Spencer Flats (Flat) Garfield County, UT 3.1 mi. E 5742  Tenmile Flat 
Bowington Arch (Arch) Garfield County, UT 3.6 mi. NE 5407  Calf Creek 
Big Horn (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. S   Tenmile Flat 
Calf Creek Campground (Locale) Garfield County, UT 4.3 mi. N 5443  Calf Creek 
Calf Creek Recreation Area (Locale) Garfield County, UT 4.3 mi. N 5355  Calf Creek 
Sand Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.4 mi. N   Calf Creek 
Tenmile Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 4.4 mi. SW 5328  Tenmile Flat 
Bowington Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. N 5889  Calf Creek 
Garfield County (Civil) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. W 6004  Escalante 
Haymaker Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4.7 mi. N 5958  Calf Creek 
Cottonwood Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 5 mi. S   Carcass Canyon 
Alvey Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.6 mi. SW   Death Ridge 
Willow Patch Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 5.1 mi. N   Calf Creek 

Links

Taxon Links for species Asclepias tuberosa  L.

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Asclepias+tuberosa

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