Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07170 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Clematis ligusticifolia Nutt.
Common name   white virgins-bower
Donna M. Barnes   2503  
Coll. Date 16 August 2002 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Utah Highway 12, Escalante River Trailhead;
     Elev.: 5247 ft. (1600 m.)
Habitat Notes moist river banks. 
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° 46'  33" N, 111° 25'  10" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)


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

     Clematis ligusticifolia Nutt.

Common Name(s): virgins bower, virginsbower, virgin'sbower, western white clematis.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=18702, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Magnoliidae
                            Order: Ranunculales
                                Family: Ranunculaceae
                                    Genus: Clematis
                                        Species: Clematis ligusticifolia


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07170s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 05363s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07803s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 11339s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 11928s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05286 Achnatherum aridum      "Mormon needlegrass" 1.2 mi. N
01289 Artemisia filifolia      "sand sagebrush" 1.2 mi. N
07165 Asclepias tuberosa      "butterfly milkweed" 1.9 mi. S
05287 Asclepias tuberosa      "butterfly milkweed" 1.2 mi. N
06030 Asclepias tuberosa      "butterfly milkweed" 2.2 mi. SE
08994 Chenopodium fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's goosefoot" 1.2 mi. N
08993 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. gnaphalodes   "gray-stem rubber rabbitbrush" 1.2 mi. N
07169 Cleome lutea      "yellow spiderflower" same section
06032 Cleome lutea      "yellow spiderflower" 1.2 mi. N
06027 Cryptantha cinerea  var. pustulosa   "blistered James' cat's eye" 1.2 mi. N
07166 Eriogonum leptocladon  var. papiliunculi   "butterfly wild buckwheat" 1.9 mi. S
08996 Lepidium eastwoodiae      "Eatwood's pepperwort" 1.2 mi. N
08995 Machaeranthera canescens  var. canescens   "gray tansy aster" 1.2 mi. N
01298 Rhus aromatica  var. simplicifolia   "skunkbush sumac" 1.2 mi. N
06029 Sarcostemma cynanchoides      "fringed twinevine" 1.2 mi. N
07168 Scirpus microcarpus      "panicled bulrush" same section
01291 Shepherdia rotundifolia      "round-leaf buffaloberry" 1.2 mi. N
06028 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 1.2 mi. N
08992 Thelypodium integrifolium  var. gracilipes  1.2 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Calf Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 352 ft. E   Calf Creek 
Maverick Bridge (Bridge) Garfield County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 5364  Calf Creek 
Calf Creek Campground (Locale) Garfield County, UT 1.2 mi. N 5443  Calf Creek 
Calf Creek Recreation Area (Locale) Garfield County, UT 1.3 mi. N 5355  Calf Creek 
Phipps Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.2 mi. SE   Tenmile Flat 
Phipps Arch (Arch) Garfield County, UT 1.4 mi. S 5561  Calf Creek 
Bowington Arch (Arch) Garfield County, UT 1.4 mi. E 5407  Calf Creek 
Escalante Natural Bridge (Bridge) Garfield County, UT 1.4 mi. W 5558  Calf Creek 
Haymaker Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 5958  Calf Creek 
Bowington Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. N 5889  Calf Creek 
Boynton Lookout (Locale) Garfield County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 5909  Calf Creek 
Sand Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2.1 mi. W   Jacobs Reservoir 
Sand Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.5 mi. NW   Calf Creek 
Dry Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.5 mi. N   Boulder Town 
Willow Patch Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.1 mi. NW   Calf Creek 
Little Spencer Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 3.5 mi. S 5916  Tenmile Flat 
Lower Calf Creek Falls (Falls) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. N 5607  Calf Creek 
Deer Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.2 mi. E   Boulder Town 
The Hogback (Ridge) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. N 6313  Calf Creek 
Big Spencer Flats (Flat) Garfield County, UT 4.4 mi. SE 5742  Tenmile Flat 


Taxon Links for species Clematis ligusticifolia  Nutt.

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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