Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10217 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Encelia frutescens (A. Gray) A. Gray
Infraspecific    var. virginensis (A. Nelson) S.F. Blake
Common name   Virgin River brittlebush
Donna M. Barnes   4281  
Coll. Date 20 April 2005 
United States
Washington County
Locality Little Valley Road, SE of St. George, [on a cliff along the anticline on the eastern edge of Little Valley, on the SE side of a dirt road ca. 0.3 road mile SW of Banded Hills Drive and ca. 1.4 road miles SE of the junction of Banded Hills Drive and Little Valley Road];
     Elev.: 2872 ft. (876 m.)
Habitat Notes warm desert shrub community; boulder field, rocky 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° 2'  26" N, 113° 31'  6" 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):

     Encelia virginensis var. virginensis A. Nels.

     Encelia frutescens var. virginensis (A. Nels.) Blake

Common Name(s): Virgin River brittlebush, Virgin River encelia.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=527883, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Encelia
                                        Species: Encelia virginensis
                                            Variety: Encelia virginensis var. virginensis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10217s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 03087s2.jpg 
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specimen image: 10232s2.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10218 Achnatherum speciosum      "desert needlegrass" same section
10220 Aliciella hutchinsifolia      "desert pale gilia" same section
10224 Camissonia parryi      "Parry's suncup" same section
13131 Camissonia walkeri  var. tortilis   "Walker's suncup" same section
10223 Camissonia walkeri  var. tortilis   "Walker's suncup" same section
10219 Eriogonum deflexum  var. deflexum   "flat-topped wild buckwheat" same section
10222 Lepidium fremontii      "desert peppercress" same section
10226 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" same section
10221 Phacelia pulchella  var. pulchella   "beautiful scorpionweed" same section
10225 Phacelia rafaelensis      "plateau scorpionweed" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Little Valley Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 2644  Saint George 
Little Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. NW 2628  Saint George 
Stucki Debris Basin Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. E 2779  Washington Dome 
Stucki Debris Basin Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. E 2779  Washington Dome 
Bloomington Hills (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. NW 2602  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. W 2681  Saint George 
Little Black Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 3009  Washington Dome 
White Dome (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. SW 2854  Saint George 
Dutchman Draw (Valley) Washington County, UT 3 mi. SE   Hole-n-Wall Canyon 
Washington Fields (Flat) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. N 2628  Saint George 
Gypsum Wash Debris Basin Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. NE 2733  Washington Dome 
Gypsum Wash Debris Basin Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. NE 2733  Washington Dome 
Little Black Mountain (Summit) Mohave County, AZ 3.3 mi. S 3484  Yellowhorse Flat 
Warner Draw Debris Basin Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 3 mi. E 2982  Washington Dome 
Warner Draw Debris Basin Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 3 mi. E 2982  Washington Dome 
Price City Hills (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. W 3032  Saint George 
Cottam Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. NW 2612  Saint George 
Dutchman Wash (Stream) Mohave County, AZ 3.7 mi. SE   Yellowhorse Flat 
Herd House (Locale) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. SE 2815  Washington Dome 
Webb Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. NW 3074  Saint George 


Taxon Links for species Encelia frutescens  (A. Gray) A. Gray

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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