Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07177 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Artemisia tridentata Nutt.
Infraspecific    var. vaseyana (Rydb.) B. Boivin
Common name   Vasey's big sagebrush
R. Van Buren   545  
Coll. Date 21 June 2002 
Geography United States.  Utah.  Wasatch County
Locality Highway 150, S of Mirror Lake. 
Habitat Notes sagebrush flat with aspen. 
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 40° 35'  17" N, 110° 59'  10" W
Township Range T3S, R8E, Sec. 1  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana (Rydb.) Beetle

     Artemisia tridentata var. pauciflora Winward & Goodrich
     Artemisia tridentata var. vaseyana (Rydb.) Boivin
     Artemisia vaseyana Rydb.
     Seriphidium tridentatum ssp. vaseyanum (Rydb.) W.A. Weber
     Seriphidium vaseyanum (Rydb.) W.A. Weber

Common Name(s): big sagebrush, mountain big sagebrush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=183740, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Artemisia
                                        Species: Artemisia tridentata
                                            Subspecies: Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07177s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14429 Ceanothus velutinus      "snowbrush ceanothus" 1.2 mi. NW
14761 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1.2 mi. NW
14433 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1.2 mi. NW
14432 Pseudotsuga menziesii      "Douglas-fir" 1.2 mi. NW
14434 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" same section
14760 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" 1.2 mi. NW
14430 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" 1.2 mi. NW
10914 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" 1.2 mi. NW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Duchesne Monument (Pillar) Summit County, UT 0.6 mi. NW 8160  Iron Mine Mountain 
Cobblerest Campground (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 8291  Iron Mine Mountain 
West Portal (Locale) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. NW 8157  Iron Mine Mountain 
Iron Mine Mountain (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. SE 10335  Iron Mine Mountain 
West Portal Duchesne Tunnel (Tunnel) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 8445  Soapstone Basin 
Spring Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. NW   Mirror Lake 
Cobble Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 1.3 mi. NE   Iron Mine Mountain 
Alexander Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. N 9344  Iron Mine Mountain 
Smooth Rock Falls (Falls) Wasatch County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 8501  Iron Mine Mountain 
Shady Dell Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. W 8035  Soapstone Basin 
Lambert Meadow (Flat) Summit County, UT 2.3 mi. N 9528  Iron Mine Mountain 
Soapstone Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.2 mi. W 7888  Soapstone Basin 
Pitt and Page Hill (Summit) Summit County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 10204  Soapstone Basin 
Duchesne Tunnel (Tunnel) Wasatch County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 10086  Iron Mine Mountain 
Spectacle Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.1 mi. N 9754  Mirror Lake 
YMCA Camp (Park) Summit County, UT 2.7 mi. W 8180  Soapstone Basin 
Buckeye Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.5 mi. N 9686  Mirror Lake 
Iron Mine Lake (Lake) Wasatch County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 9590  Iron Mine Mountain 
Slate Gorge (Valley) Summit County, UT 3.6 mi. NE   Mirror Lake 
Soapstone Basin (Basin) Wasatch County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 8622  Soapstone Basin 


Taxon Links for species Artemisia tridentata  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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