Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14078 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Bassia hyssopifolia (Pall.) Kuntz
Common name   fivehorn smotherweed
S. Hegji   66  
Coll. Date 03 September 2010 
United States
Tooele County
Locality alkali flat on the NW tip of Stansbury Island;
     Elev.: 4208 ft. (1283 m.)
Habitat Notes sandy, occasional lake bottom; scattered low subshrubs. 
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° 55'  6.3" N, 112° 31'  9" 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):

     Bassia hyssopifolia (Pallas) Kuntz

     Echinopsilon hyssopifolius (Pallas) Moq.
     Kochia hyssopifolia (Pallas) Schrad.

Common Name(s): fivehook bassia, fivehorn smotherweed, smother weed, smotherweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20588, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 14078a1.jpg specimen image: 14078b1.jpg specimen image: 14078c1.jpg specimen image: 14078d1.jpg
specimen image: 14078s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05596s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07275s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07845s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15887 Amsinckia intermedia     2597 ft. S
14079 Gutierrezia sarothrae      "common snakeweed" 1 mi. N
14077 Phragmites australis      "common reed" 2229 ft. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Boulder Point (Cape) Tooele County, UT 1.1 mi. N 4203  Badger Island 
Sandy Beach Bay (Bay) Tooele County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 4196  Badger Island 
Crystal Bay (Bay) Tooele County, UT 1.7 mi. W 4196  Badger Island 
Stansbury Bight (Bay) Tooele County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 4200  Plug Peak NW 
Adams Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 3 mi. S 5932  Badger Island 
Pass Canyon Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.9 mi. SE 4203  Plug Peak NW 
Pass Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.1 mi. SE   Badger Island 
Four Pools Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 3.4 mi. SE 4203  Plug Peak NW 
Badger Island (Island) Tooele County, UT 3.2 mi. NW 4210  Badger Island 
Morgan Point (Cliff) Tooele County, UT 3.5 mi. SE 4351  Plug Peak NW 
The Dome (Summit) Tooele County, UT 4.1 mi. S 6464  Corral Canyon 
Corral Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 4.3 mi. S   Corral Canyon 
Ben Allen Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 4.2 mi. SE   Plug Peak 
Castle Rock (Summit) Tooele County, UT 5.2 mi. S 6398  Plug Peak 
SAC Bay (Bay) Tooele County, UT 5.5 mi. N 4196  Badger Island 
Cane Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 5.4 mi. SE   Plug Peak 


Taxon Links for species Bassia hyssopifolia  (Pall.) Kuntz

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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