Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12108 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Bassia scoparia (L.) A.J. Scott
Common name   summer-cypress
J.G. Harris   4146a  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 07 May 2006 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, Horn Silver Gulch.
     Elev.: 5740 ft. (1750 m.)
Habitat Notes Ephedra-Atriplex 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 39° 5'  36" N, 110° 58'  40" 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):

     Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad.

     Bassia scoparia (L.) A.J. Scott
     Bassia sieversiana (Pallas) W.A. Weber
     Kochia alata Bates
     Kochia scoparia var. culta Farw.
     Kochia scoparia var. pubescens Fenzl
     Kochia scoparia var. subvillosa Moq.
     Kochia scoparia var. trichophila (Stapf) Bailey
     Kochia sieversiana (Pallas) C.A. Mey.
     Kochia trichophila Stapf

Common Name(s): common kochia, fireweed, kochia, Mexican burningbush, Mexican fireweed, Mexican-fireweed, mock cypress, summer cypress.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20696, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Kochia
                                        Species: Kochia scoparia


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12108s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02592s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12105 Allium macropetalum      "large-flowered wild onion" same section
12107 Atriplex gardneri  var. cuneata  same section
12109 Stenogonum salsuginosum      "smooth two-whorl buckwheat" same section
12110 Thelypodiopsis elegans      "Westwater tumblemustard" same section
12106 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Oscars Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 2.2 mi. S 5758  Horn Silver Gulch 
Paradise Ranch (Locale) Emery County, UT 2 mi. NW 5535  Molen 
South Sand Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.1 mi. E 5601  Horn Silver Gulch 
Peavine Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.6 mi. N   Castle Dale 
Cinderella Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.7 mi. S 5834  Horn Silver Gulch 
Molen Seep Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.5 mi. S   Ferron 
Red Point Reservoir (Lake) Emery County, UT 3 mi. SE 5696  Horn Silver Gulch 
The Box (Bend) Emery County, UT 2.9 mi. W 5702  Molen 
Hendrick Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. E 5522  Horn Silver Gulch 
Larson Ranch (Locale) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. W 5699  Molen 
The Red Ledges (Ridge) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. SE 5653  Horn Silver Gulch 
Shearing Corral Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. W   Molen 
Kings Crown (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. SW 6204  Molen 
Sand Bench (Bench) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. E 5650  Horn Silver Gulch 
Horn Silver Gulch (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. SE   Horn Silver Gulch 
Sand Bench Rim (Cliff) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. E 5699  Horn Silver Gulch 
Molen Cemetery (Cemetery) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. W 5771  Molen 
Coal Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.7 mi. SE   Sid And Charley 
Utah Power and Light Ash Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 5.2 mi. N 5624  Castle Dale 
Emery Dam (Dam) Emery County, UT 5.2 mi. N 5624  Castle Dale 


Taxon Links for species Bassia scoparia  (L.) A.J. Scott

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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