Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09503 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Psilostrophe sparsiflora (A. Gray) A. Nelson
Common name   greenstem paperflower
Donna M. Barnes   4030  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 02 June 2004 
United States
Garfield County
Locality from Notom Road to McMillan Springs, [Blind Trail Wash, hills SW of Wildcat Mesa, along the Henry Mountains Road, ca. 4.3 road miles SE of the Notom Road];
     Elev.: 5379 ft. (1640 m.)
Habitat Notes salt desert shrub community; silty saline soils, Chinle Formation. 
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 38° 4'  51.3" N, 111° 1'  30.3" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


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

     Psilostrophe sparsiflora (Gray) A. Nels.

     Riddellia tagetina var. sparsiflora Gray

Common Name(s): greenstem paperflower.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=38315, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09503s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02641s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02754s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03271s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03775s3.jpg 
specimen image: 06102s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08242s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08522s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10627s4.jpg 
specimen image: 13601s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09505 Abronia fragrans      "snowball sand verbena" same section
09510 Aliciella leptomeria      "sand gilia" same section
09500 Arenaria fendleri  var. eastwoodiae   "Eastwood's sandwort" 1 mi. W
09506 Atriplex powellii      "Powell's saltweed" same section
09508 Cymopterus bulbosus      "onion spring parsley" same section
09501 Erioneuron pilosum      "hairy woolly grass" 1 mi. W
09502 Ipomopsis roseata      "rosy gilia" 1 mi. W
09509 Lappula occidentalis  var. cupulata   "western stickseed" same section
09504 Mentzelia multiflora      "Adonis blazingstar" same section
09499 Mirabilis linearis  var. linearis  1 mi. W
09507 Phacelia ivesiana      "Ives' scorpionweed" same section
09498 Polygala subspinosa      "spiny milkwort" 1 mi. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Blind Trail (Trail) Garfield County, UT 0.8 mi. E 5574  Sandy Creek Benches 
Wildcat Mesa (Summit) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. N 5998  Sandy Creek Benches 
Oak Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. NW   Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Elbow of the Sandy (Bend) Garfield County, UT 2.2 mi. NW 5164  Sandy Creek Benches 
Sandy Ranch (Locale) Garfield County, UT 2.3 mi. NW 5279  Sandy Creek Benches 
Divide Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.9 mi. SW   Bitter Creek Divide 
Dripping Rock Seep (Spring) Garfield County, UT 2.7 mi. E 5483  Steele Butte 
Coleman Hollow Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. NE   Steele Butte 
South Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. NE   Mount Ellen 
Sandy Creek Benches (Bench) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 5401  Sandy Creek Benches 
Spring Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.2 mi. SW   Cave Flat 
Poison Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.2 mi. NE   Sandy Creek Benches 
Sheets Gulch (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.6 mi. N   Bear Canyon 
Five Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. E   Cave Flat 
Seven Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.5 mi. SE   Cave Flat 
Dugout Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. NE   Mount Ellen 
Sandy Draw (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. SW   Bear Canyon 
The Narrows (Gap) Garfield County, UT 4.4 mi. SW 5433  Sandy Creek Benches 
Dry Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 5 mi. NE   Mount Ellen 
Red Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 5.2 mi. SW   Bitter Creek Divide 


Taxon Links for species Psilostrophe sparsiflora  (A. Gray) A. Nelson

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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