Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08176 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Larrea tridentata (DC.) Coville
Common name   creosote bush
Donna M. Barnes   3136  
Coll. Date 04 April 2003 
United States
Washington County
Locality La Verkin, dirt road E of the gravel pit.
     Elev.: 3312 ft. (1010 m.)
Habitat Notes desert shrub community; rocky clay soil. 
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° 13'  12" N, 113° 15'  58" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Larrea tridentata (Sessť & Moc. ex DC.) Coville

     Larrea mexicana Moric.

Common Name(s): creosote bush, creosotebush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=29051, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Sapindales
                                Family: Zygophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Larrea
                                        Species: Larrea tridentata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08176s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00154s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02548s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02660s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02894s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02967s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03630s1.jpg 
specimen image: 04044s1.jpg 
specimen image: 04230s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08307s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08175 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" same section
08173 Bromus rubens      "red brome" same section
14018 Calochortus flexuosus      "winding mariposa lily" 2439 ft. W
08162 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" 2.2 mi. SW
08177 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" same section
08160 Lycium andersonii      "Anderson's desert-thorn" same section
02869 Oenothera pallida  var. pallida   "pale evening primrose" 1.4 mi. NE
08178 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" same section
08174 Prunus fasciculata      "desert almond" same section
02868 Sophora stenophylla      "fringe-leaf necklacepod" 1.4 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
La Verkin Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 2877 ft. SW 3255  Hurricane 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. S 3229  Hurricane 
Virgin Territory Trailer Park (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. S 3222  Hurricane 
Nephis Twist (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Hurricane 
Gateway Trailer Park (Park) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 3225  Hurricane 
La Verkin School (School) Washington County, UT 1 mi. S 3202  Hurricane 
Toquerville Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 3271  Hurricane 
La Verkin (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. S 3196  Hurricane 
La Verkin Post Office (Post Office) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. S 3209  Hurricane 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. S 3219  Hurricane 
Seventh Day Adventist Church (Church) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. SW 3202  Hurricane 
La Verkin Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. S 3396  Hurricane 
Chinatown Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. S   Virgin 
La Verkin Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SW   Cedar Mountain 
Ash Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SW   New Harmony 
Dixie Hot Springs (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. S 3091  Hurricane 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. SW 3311  Hurricane 
Washington County (Civil) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. N 3898  Pintura 
Toquerville Post Office (Post Office) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. N 3396  Pintura 
Wet Sandy (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. N   Signal Peak 


Taxon Links for species Larrea tridentata  (DC.) Coville

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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