Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14512 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Artemisia tridentata Nutt.
Infraspecific    var. vaseyana (Rydb.) B. Boivin
Common name   Vasey's big sagebrush
R. Van Buren   1617  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 15 August 2006 
United States
Summit County
Locality along the Provo River, W side of Utah Highway 150, S of the junction with Murdock Basin Rd.
     Elev.: 8530 ft. (2600 m.)
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° 36'  21.11" N, 110° 57'  43.1" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L11S1b. 


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

     Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana (Rydb.) Beetle

     Artemisia tridentata var. pauciflora Winward & Goodrich
     Artemisia tridentata var. vaseyana (Rydb.) Boivin
     Artemisia vaseyana Rydb.
     Seriphidium tridentatum ssp. vaseyanum (Rydb.) W.A. Weber
     Seriphidium vaseyanum (Rydb.) W.A. Weber

Common Name(s): big sagebrush, mountain big sagebrush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=183740, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Artemisia
                                        Species: Artemisia tridentata
                                            Subspecies: Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana


Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02938 Aconitum columbianum  var. columbianum   "western monkshood" 1.9 mi. N
09532 Allium brevistylum      "short-styled wild onion" 1.2 mi. N
14766 Artemisia tridentata  var. vaseyana   "Vasey's big sagebrush" same section
14427 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 1 mi. N
14763 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" same section
15272 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" same section
08988 Calystegia sepium      "hedge false bindweed" 1.5 mi. N
09530 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" 1.2 mi. N
06566 Ceanothus velutinus      "snowbrush ceanothus" same section
14429 Ceanothus velutinus      "snowbrush ceanothus" same section
08989 Chenopodium humile      "marshland goosefoot" 1.5 mi. N
14756 Chimaphila umbellata      "pipsissewa" 1.3 mi. N
18033 Dasiphora fruticosa     1.4 mi. N
07924 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" same section
14420 Ledum glandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 1.3 mi. N
08990 Ledum glandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 1.5 mi. N
14759 Ledum glandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 1.3 mi. N
02939 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" 1.9 mi. N
14433 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" same section
14761 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" same section
02289 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" same section
14432 Pseudotsuga menziesii      "Douglas-fir" same section
14423 Pyrola asarifolia      "liverleaf wintergreen" 1.3 mi. N
14425 Pyrola secunda     1.3 mi. N
18032 Ribes viscosissimum      "sticky currant" 2247 ft. N
14426 Ribes viscosissimum  var. viscosissimum  1 mi. N
17887 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1 mi. N
18031 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" 2247 ft. N
08991 Salix geyeriana  var. geyeriana  1.5 mi. N
14762 Salix lucida      "shining willow" same section
17886 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1 mi. N
14757 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" 1.3 mi. N
10914 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" same section
14760 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" same section
14430 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" same section
17888 Vaccinium caespitosum     1 mi. N
14758 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.3 mi. N
14421 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.3 mi. N
14765 Vaccinium membranaceum      "thinleaf huckleberry" same section
14424 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 1.3 mi. N
18029 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 2247 ft. N
14428 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 1 mi. N
18030 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 2247 ft. N
14764 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Smooth Rock Falls (Falls) Wasatch County, UT 1192 ft. SW 8501  Iron Mine Mountain 
Cobble Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2511 ft. SW   Iron Mine Mountain 
Duchesne Tunnel (Tunnel) Wasatch County, UT 0.8 mi. E 10086  Iron Mine Mountain 
Alexander Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.9 mi. W 9344  Iron Mine Mountain 
Cobblerest Campground (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 8291  Iron Mine Mountain 
Slate Gorge (Valley) Summit County, UT 2 mi. N   Mirror Lake 
Spectacle Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. N 9754  Mirror Lake 
Iron Mine Mountain (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 2.2 mi. S 10335  Iron Mine Mountain 
Slate Gorge Overlook (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.3 mi. N 9013  Mirror Lake 
Buckeye Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.3 mi. N 9686  Mirror Lake 
Lambert Meadow (Flat) Summit County, UT 1.9 mi. NW 9528  Iron Mine Mountain 
Duchesne Monument (Pillar) Summit County, UT 2 mi. SW 8160  Iron Mine Mountain 
Broadhead Lake (Lake) Wasatch County, UT 2 mi. NE 9945  Iron Mine Mountain 
West Portal (Locale) Summit County, UT 2 mi. W 8157  Iron Mine Mountain 
West Portal Duchesne Tunnel (Tunnel) Summit County, UT 2.3 mi. W 8445  Soapstone Basin 
Trident Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3 mi. N 9810  Mirror Lake 
Blue Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3 mi. N 9991  Mirror Lake 
Spring Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Mirror Lake 
Upper Provo Bridge Picnic Area (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 3 mi. N 9210  Mirror Lake 
Beth Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.2 mi. N 9781  Mirror Lake 


Taxon Links for species Artemisia tridentata  Nutt.

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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