Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08143 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Atriplex argentea Nutt.
Infraspecific    var. argentea 
Common name   silverscale saltbush
S.L. Welsh   28700  
   with D. Atwood
Coll. Date 28 August 2002 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Ca 1 mile south of Jct. 20 and 89.
     Elev.: 6400 ft. (1951 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° 57'  22" N, 112° 25'  17" W
Township Range T33S, R5W, Sec. 9  
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):

     Atriplex argentea ssp. argentea Nutt.

Common Name(s): silverscale, silverscale saltbush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20513, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Atriplex
                                        Species: Atriplex argentea
                                            Subspecies: Atriplex argentea ssp. argentea


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08143s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05976s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07062s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11626s3.jpg 
specimen image: 11626d2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
13159 Carex nebrascensis      "Nebraska sedge" same section
03742 Glaux maritima      "sea milkwort" same section
13157 Hippuris vulgaris      "common mare's-tail" same section
13158 Ranunculus aquatilis      "white water crowfoot" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bear Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 0.6 mi. NE   Little Creek Peak 
Sanford Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 0.9 mi. S   Blind Spring Mountain 
Bear Valley Junction (Populated Place) Garfield County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 6467  Panguitch NW 
McEwen Ditch (Canal) Garfield County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 6487  Panguitch NW 
Marshall Ditch (Canal) Garfield County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 6414  Panguitch NW 
Spry (Locale) Garfield County, UT 2.5 mi. S 6500  Panguitch NW 
Tebbs Hollow (Valley) Iron County, UT 2.1 mi. SW   Little Creek Peak 
Sandy Creek (Stream) Iron County, UT 2.8 mi. S   Little Creek Peak 
Three Creeks (Stream) Iron County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Little Creek Peak 
Barton Tebbs LaFevre Canal (Canal) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. S 6487  Panguitch NW 
Chokecherry Creek (Stream) Iron County, UT 3.8 mi. SW   Little Creek Peak 
Panguitch Canal (Canal) Garfield County, UT 4.4 mi. S 6621  Panguitch NW 
Sand Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 5 mi. S   Blind Spring Mountain 
Old State Ditch (Canal) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. SE 6674  Panguitch NW 
Wide Hollow (Valley) Iron County, UT 4.5 mi. SW   Little Creek Peak 
Redcedar Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 5.4 mi. N 7756  Fremont Pass 
Hawkins Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 5 mi. NE   Fremont Pass 
Marshall Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. NE   Bull Rush Peak 
Miry Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 5.4 mi. NE   Panguitch NW 
Spry Cemetery (Cemetery) Garfield County, UT 5.5 mi. NE 6342  Bull Rush Peak 


Taxon Links for species Atriplex argentea  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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