Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07632 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Symphyotrichum frondosum (Nutt.) G.L. Nesom
Common name   short-rayed alkali aster
Donna M. Barnes   2974  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 25 June 2002 
United States
Rich County
Locality Bear Lake, southwest shoreline;
     Elev.: 5969 ft. (1820 m.)
Habitat Notes sandflats below sage-grass slope. 
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 41° 53'  25" N, 111° 21'  59" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Symphyotrichum frondosum (Nutt.) Nesom

     Aster frondosus (Nutt.) Torr. & Gray
     Brachyactis frondosa (Nutt.) Gray
     Tripolium frondosum Nutt.

Common Name(s): short-rayed alkalai aster.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=522210, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07632s3.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11324 Alopecurus aequalis      "short-awn foxtail" same section
07634 Astragalus convallarius  var. convallarius   "lesser rushy milkvetch" same section
07643 Beckmannia syzigachne      "American sloughgrass" same section
07716 Bromus arvensis      "field brome" same section
07638 Bromus tectorum      "cheatgrass" same section
07635 Cirsium subniveum      "snowy thistle" same section
07636 Crepis acuminata      "tapertip hawksbeard" same section
07758 Erigeron corymbosus      "long-leaf fleabane" same section
07644 Erigeron corymbosus      "long-leaf fleabane" same section
07645 Erigeron pumilus      "shaggy fleabane" same section
07717 Hordeum vulgare      "barley" same section
07639 Juncus alpinus     same section
07760 Juncus bufonius      "toad rush" same section
07650 Juncus ensifolius  var. brunnescens  same section
07640 Juncus ensifolius  var. brunnescens  same section
07759 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" same section
07649 Puccinellia nuttalliana      "Nuttall's alkali grass" same section
07647 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" same section
07646 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" same section
07641 Scirpus americanus     same section
07642 Scirpus pungens  var. longispicatus  same section
07637 Sisymbrium altissimum      "tall tumblemustard" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Garden (Populated Place) Rich County, UT 1 mi. W 5981  Garden City 
Ideal Beach (Beach) Rich County, UT 1.6 mi. N 5929  Garden City 
Pickelville (Populated Place) Rich County, UT 1.9 mi. NW 5929  Garden City 
Cheney Creek (Stream) Rich County, UT 2.3 mi. S   Garden City 
Hodges Canyon (Valley) Rich County, UT 2.4 mi. NW   Garden City 
Baker Knoll (Summit) Rich County, UT 3 mi. SW 5991  Meadowville 
Rendezvous Beach (Beach) Rich County, UT 3.2 mi. S 5929  Laketown 
Rendezvous Beach State Park (Park) Rich County, UT 3.3 mi. S 5929  Laketown 
Tufts Creek (Stream) Rich County, UT 3 mi. SW   Meadowville 
Bear Lake Rendezvous Beach Campground (Locale) Rich County, UT 3.4 mi. S 5932  Laketown 
Big Creek (Stream) Rich County, UT 3.4 mi. SE   Meadowville 
Bear Lake (Lake) Rich County, UT 3.5 mi. N 5929  Bear Lake South 
Meadowville (Populated Place) Rich County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 6014  Meadowville 
Fays Trailer Park (Populated Place) Rich County, UT 3.2 mi. NW 6670  Garden City 
Cook Ranch (Locale) Rich County, UT 3.2 mi. SW 6073  Meadowville 
Jebo Canyon (Valley) Rich County, UT 3.3 mi. SW   Meadowville 
Cook Reservoir (Reservoir) Rich County, UT 3.1 mi. W 6313  Meadowville 
Meadowville Creek (Stream) Rich County, UT 4.1 mi. S   Meadowville 
Temple Canyon (Valley) Rich County, UT 3.8 mi. SW   Meadowville 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Rich County, UT 4.1 mi. N 5965  Garden City 


Taxon Links for species Symphyotrichum frondosum  (Nutt.) G.L. Nesom

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

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