Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06102 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Psilostrophe sparsiflora (A. Gray) A. Nelson
Common name   greenstem paperflower
Donna M. Barnes   2127  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 17 May 2001 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Hwy 12, [along Hole-in-the-Rock Road, ca. 0.5 mile SE of Utah Highway 12];
     Elev.: 5780 ft. (1762 m.)
Habitat Notes red, sandy soil. 
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° 43'  17" N, 111° 31'  19" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Psilostrophe sparsiflora (Gray) A. Nels.

     Riddellia tagetina var. sparsiflora Gray

Common Name(s): greenstem paperflower.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=38315, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Psilostrophe
                                        Species: Psilostrophe sparsiflora


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06102s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 02754s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03271s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03775s3.jpg 
specimen image: 08242s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08522s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09503s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10627s4.jpg 
specimen image: 13601s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06104 Chaenactis stevioides      "desert pincushion" same section
06100 Delphinium scaposum      "leafless larkspur" same section
06098 Eriastrum sparsiflorum      "Great Basin woollystar" same section
17995 Eriogonum microthecum      "slender wild buckwheat" same section
13599 Hymenoxys cooperi      "Cooper's rubberweed" 1.9 mi. N
06099 Layia glandulosa      "white-daisy tidytips" same section
06103 Lupinus brevicaulis      "shortstem lupine" same section
06101 Oenothera albicaulis      "prairie evening primrose" same section
15477 Streptanthus cordatus      "heart-leaf twistflower" 1.9 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Garfield County (Civil) Garfield County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 6004  Escalante 
Big Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 2.9 mi. N 6224  Escalante 
Alvey Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   Death Ridge 
Hole-in-the-Rock Road (Trail) Kane County, UT 3.2 mi. NW 5830  Escalante 
Escalante Municipal Airport (Airport) Garfield County, UT 3.5 mi. NW 5712  Dave Canyon 
Mamie Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. N   Escalante 
Death Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. N   Roger Peak 
Cedar Wash Arch (Arch) Garfield County, UT 4.3 mi. S 5620  Dave Canyon 
Tenmile Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. SE 5328  Tenmile Flat 
Escalante Cemetery (Cemetery) Garfield County, UT 4.5 mi. NW 5811  Escalante 
Pine Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. NW   Jacobs Reservoir 
Little Spencer Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. E 5916  Tenmile Flat 
Big Horn (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.9 mi. SE   Tenmile Flat 
Sand Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 5.1 mi. NE   Jacobs Reservoir 
Escalante School (School) Garfield County, UT 5.2 mi. NW 5794  Escalante 
Tenmile Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 5.5 mi. SE 5407  Tenmile Flat 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Garfield County, UT 5.4 mi. NW 5824  Escalante 
Potato Valley (Basin) Garfield County, UT 5.4 mi. NW 5817  Escalante 
First Baptist Church (Church) Garfield County, UT 5.5 mi. NW 5804  Escalante 
Escalante Natural Bridge (Bridge) Garfield County, UT 5.5 mi. NE 5558  Calf Creek 


Taxon Links for species Psilostrophe sparsiflora  (A. Gray) A. Nelson

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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