Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07845 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Bassia hyssopifolia (Pall.) Kuntz
Common name   fivehorn smotherweed
D.M. Barnes   3078  
Coll. Date 05 September 2002 
United States
Tooele County
Locality Rush Valley, E of Faust, along the Faust Road (Pony Express Trail Road) near the Pony Express Trail Monument;
Habitat Notes desert shrub community. 
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° 12'  20" N, 112° 17'  30" W
Township Range T7S, R4W, Sec. 16  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)
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):

     Bassia hyssopifolia (Pallas) Kuntz

     Echinopsilon hyssopifolius (Pallas) Moq.
     Kochia hyssopifolia (Pallas) Schrad.

Common Name(s): fivehook bassia, fivehorn smotherweed, smother weed, smotherweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20588, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07845s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05596s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07275s1.jpg 
specimen image: 14078s1.jpg 
specimen image: 14078d1.jpg 
specimen image: 14078c1.jpg 
specimen image: 14078b1.jpg 
specimen image: 14078a1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14126 Artemisia pygmaea      "pygmy sagebrush" 1088 ft. NW
07843 Artemisia pygmaea      "pygmy sagebrush" same section
14123 Artemisia spinescens      "bud sage" 1088 ft. NW
14124 Atriplex confertifolia      "shadscale saltbush" 1088 ft. NW
07842 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. puberulus   "hairy yellow rabbitbrush" same section
07841 Eriogonum shockleyi      "Shockley's wild buckwheat" same section
14127 Ipomopsis congesta  var. congesta   "ball-headed gilia" 1088 ft. NW
14125 Krascheninnikovia lanata      "winterfat" 1088 ft. NW
03090 Lepidium montanum  var. montanum   "mountain pepperwort" same section
07844 Sarcobatus vermiculatus      "greasewood" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Site of Rush Valley Pony Express Station (Locale) Tooele County, UT 532 ft. NW 5063  Vernon NE 
Gillmore Well (Well) Tooele County, UT 3.9 mi. N 5148  Ophir 
Sabie Creek (Stream) Tooele County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   Sabie Mountain 
Boulter Creek (Stream) Tooele County, UT 3.6 mi. SE   Sabie Mountain 
Alma Young Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 5.6 mi. NE   Mercur 
Topliff (Populated Place) Tooele County, UT 5.4 mi. SE 5122  Fivemile Pass 
McFait Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 6.2 mi. NE   Mercur 
Mitchell Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 6 mi. NE   Mercur 
Sunshine Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 6 mi. NE   Mercur 


Taxon Links for species Bassia hyssopifolia  (Pall.) Kuntz

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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