Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06212 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Grayia spinosa (Hook.) Moq.
Common name   spiny hopsage
R. Van Buren   528  
   with K.T. Harper, J. Simpson
Coll. Date 14 April 2001 
United States
Washington County
Locality Desert Tortoise Preserve, NW end of Middleton Black Ridge, ca. 1.5 air miles NE of West St. George Spring;
     Elev.: 3250 ft. (991 m.)
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° 8'  17" N, 113° 33'  50" W
Township Range T42S R15W S17  
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
Voucher Voucher of taxa associated with Astragalus ampullarioides, R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper 
Specimen Notes Astragalus ampullarioides study site. 


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

     Grayia spinosa (Hook.) Moq.

     Atriplex grayi Collotzi ex W.A. Weber
     Atriplex spinosa (Hook.) Collotzi

Common Name(s): spiny hopsage.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20690, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Grayia
                                        Species: Grayia spinosa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06212s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00435s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02517s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02655s3.jpg 
specimen image: 02823s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10370s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11044f1.jpg 
specimen image: 11044s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04980 Astragalus ampullarioides     same section
04981 Astragalus ampullarioides     1 mi. SE
04983 Bromus rubens      "red brome" 1 mi. SE
02634 Camissonia       "suncup" 1 mi. N
04992 Cryptantha barbigera      "bearded forget-me-not" 1 mi. SE
02633 Eriogonum       "buckwheat" 1.1 mi. N
04987 Eschscholzia glyptosperma      "desert poppy" 1 mi. SE
06211 Microsteris gracilis      "slender phlox" same section
04973 Oenothera primiveris      "desert evening primrose" 1 mi. SE
04977 Phacelia ambigua      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 1 mi. SE
04974 Phacelia crenulata      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 1 mi. SE
02520 Prenanthella exigua      "thorny skeleton plant" same section
04975 Schismus arabicus      "Arabian grass" 1 mi. SE
04990 Schismus barbatus      "Mediterranean grass" 1 mi. SE
04991 Silene antirrhina      "sleepy silene" 1 mi. SE
04984 Streptanthella longirostris      "long-beaked streptanthella" 1 mi. SE
04979 Syntrichopappus fremontii      "Fremont's gold" 1 mi. SE
04982 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave woody aster" 1 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
T-Bone Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. W 3402  Washington 
Santa Clara Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. SE 3176  Washington 
Santa Clara Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. SE 3176  Washington 
Black Knolls (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. N 3327  Washington 
Middleton Black Ridge (Ridge) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 3114  Washington 
Sait George City Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. N 3484  Washington 
Black Knolls Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. N 3484  Washington 
Grace Baptist Church (Church) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 3051  Washington 
Red Hills (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. S 3140  Saint George 
East Saint George Springs (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. S 2877  Saint George 
KZEZ-FM (St George) (Tower) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. S 3045  Saint George 
Skyline Shopping Center (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. S 2871  Saint George 
Sugarloaf (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 3068  Saint George 
Hillside Palms RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. S 2812  Saint George 
Red Hills Shopping Plaza (Locale) Washington County, UT 2 mi. S 2802  Saint George 
Middleton (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SE 2841  Saint George 
Saint George RV Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SE 2868  Saint George 
Kemp Korner Shopping Center (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. S 2782  Saint George 
Valley View Trailer Park (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 2858  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 2907  Saint George 


Taxon Links for species Grayia spinosa  (Hook.) Moq.

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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