Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08488 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Alyssum alyssoides (L.) L.
Common name   pale madwort
J. Gilbert   s.n.  
Coll. Date 19 May 2003 
United States
Utah County
Locality Diamond Fork Canyon, 4.2 mi from Highway 6, park area.
Habitat Notes sage 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° 3'  44" N, 111° 26'  23" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Alyssum alyssoides (L.) L.

     Alyssum calycinum L.
     Clypeola alyssoides L.

Common Name(s): pale alyssum, pale madwort, yellow alyssum.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23030, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Capparales
                                Family: Brassicaceae
                                    Genus: Alyssum
                                        Species: Alyssum alyssoides


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08488s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 10590s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01655 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" 1.1 mi. N
15080 Alnus incana      "gray alder" 1 mi. NW
15078 Artemisia ludoviciana      "Louisiana wormwood" 1 mi. NW
15077 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" 1 mi. NW
15082 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" 1.1 mi. NW
01659 Brassica nigra      "black mustard" 1.1 mi. N
01657 Calochortus nuttallii      "sego lily" 1.1 mi. N
01666 Cardaria draba  var. draba   "whitetop" 1.1 mi. N
01661 Chorispora tenella      "crossflower" 1.1 mi. N
15076 Chrysothamnus nauseosus      "rubber rabbitbrush" 1 mi. NW
01656 Erigeron divergens  var. divergens   "spreading fleabane daisy" 1.1 mi. N
01664 Erodium cicutarium      "redstem stork's bill" 1.1 mi. N
01663 Lappula squarrosa      "European stickseed" 1.1 mi. N
01557 Penstemon eatonii  var. eatonii  1 mi. S
01654 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" 1.1 mi. N
15075 Quercus gambelii      "Gambel oak" 1 mi. NW
01660 Ranunculus macounii      "Macoun's buttercup" 1.1 mi. N
01665 Rumex obtusifolius      "bitter dock" 1.1 mi. N
15081 Salix       "willow" 1 mi. NW
03682 Sanguisorba minor      "small burnet" same section
02354 Sinapis arvensis      "charlock mustard" 1 mi. S
01658 Sisymbrium altissimum      "tall tumblemustard" 1.1 mi. N
01653 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" 1.1 mi. N
15079 Ulmus pumila      "Siberian elm" 1 mi. NW
01662 Veronica catenata     1.1 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Little Diamond Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1708 ft. N   Billies Mountain 
Brimhall Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. SW   Billies Mountain 
Palmyra Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 5210  Billies Mountain 
Wanrhodes Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. NE   Granger Mountain 
Diamond Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 5230  Billies Mountain 
Diamond Battle Historical Monument (Park) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. N 5706  Billies Mountain 
Diamond Fork Youth Forest (Forest) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. NE   Billies Mountain 
Sams Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NE   Billies Mountain 
Patrick Place (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 5761  Billies Mountain 
Wignal Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 2 mi. NE 5604  Billies Mountain 
Wignal Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 5653  Billies Mountain 
Diamond Fork Arch (Arch) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 5486  Billies Mountain 
Monks Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. E   Rays Valley 
Red Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. E   Two Tom Hill 
Mill Hollow (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.1 mi. NW   Billies Mountain 
Billies Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 3.6 mi. S 6631  Billies Mountain 
Chicken Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 4.5 mi. S   Billies Mountain 
Long Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 4.5 mi. S   Billies Mountain 
Rio (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 4.6 mi. S 5282  Thistle 
Diamond Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 4.2 mi. SW   Two Tom Hill 


Taxon Links for species Alyssum alyssoides  (L.) L.

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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