Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 15987 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
PolygonaceaePolygonaceaePolygonaceae  
Species Eriogonum ephedroides Reveal
Common name   ephedra wild buckwheat
Collector(s)
R.D. Fitts   2009-41  
   with S.C. Fitts
Coll. Date 23 June 2009 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Uintah County
Locality on ridge south of Little Dick's Bottom at the Colorado border, vicinity of the White River;
     Elev.: 5763 ft. (1757 m.)
Habitat Notes SW facing slope near hilltop, oil shale hills; 
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° 0'  36.96148" N, 109° 3'  12.48794" W
UTM 12 4430713N  666136E 
Datum NAD83 
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.
Specimen Notes early bloom. 

Taxonomy


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

     Eriogonum ephedroides Reveal

     Eriogonum brevicaule var. ephedroides (Reveal) Welsh

Common Name(s): ephedra buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=21125, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Polygonales
                                Family: Polygonaceae
                                    Genus: Eriogonum
                                        Species: Eriogonum ephedroides
                                                                                            

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Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15978 Aliciella pinnatifida      "sticky gilia" 1 mi. SE
16011 Artemisia nova      "black sagebrush" 3 mi. SE
15997 Astragalus chamaeleuce      "cicada milkvetch" 3 mi. S
16006 Astragalus convallarius  var. convallarius   "lesser rushy milkvetch" 3 mi. SE
15967 Astragalus spatulatus      "tufted milkvetch" 5.6 mi. S
15968 Boechera selbyi     5.5 mi. S
15975 Calochortus nuttallii      "sego lily" 1.7 mi. S
16000 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" 3 mi. S
15996 Chamaechaenactis scaposa      "fullstem" 3 mi. S
15999 Cirsium scopulorum      "mountain thistle" 3 mi. S
16013 Eriogonum batemanii      "Bateman's wild buckwheat" 2.8 mi. S
15972 Eriogonum ovalifolium      "cushion wild buckwheat" 3.3 mi. S
15974 Eriogonum ovalifolium      "cushion wild buckwheat" 1.9 mi. SE
16005 Gilia pinnatifida     2.8 mi. S
16009 Gilia stenothyrsa     2.7 mi. S
15970 Lappula squarrosa      "European stickseed" 1.8 mi. SE
16007 Mentzelia multicaulis      "many-stemmed blazingstar" 2.8 mi. S
15956 Penstemon fremontii      "Fremont's beardtongue" 6.8 mi. S
15969 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 1.8 mi. SE
15976 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 1 mi. SE
15998 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" 3.1 mi. S
15973 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" 1.9 mi. SE
16004 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" 2.8 mi. S
16012 Physaria rectipes      "straight bladderpod" 2.9 mi. S
16001 Pseudoroegneria spicata      "bluebunch wheatgrass" 3 mi. S
14028 Schoenocrambe linifolia      "flaxleaf plainsmustard" 5.2 mi. S
16010 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 3 mi. S
15957 Thelypodiopsis elegans      "Westwater tumblemustard" 6.8 mi. S
15961 Thelypodiopsis elegans      "Westwater tumblemustard" 5 mi. S
14027 Thlaspi montanum     5.2 mi. S
15985 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" 5.2 mi. S
15971 Townsendia strigosa      "hairy Townsend-daisy" 3 mi. SE
16008 Zuckia brandegeei  var. brandegeei   "siltbush" 2.7 mi. S

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Little Dicks Bottom (Bend) Uintah County, UT 2053 ft. NW 5059  Walsh Knolls 
Gilsonite Draw (Valley) Rio Blanco County, CO 1.6 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Cripple Horse Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.2 mi. SW   Weaver Ridge 
Cowboy Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.3 mi. W   Walsh Knolls 
Iron Bridge Mine (Mine) Rio Blanco County, CO 2.8 mi. NE 5315  Walsh Knolls 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Rio Blanco County, CO 3.1 mi. NE   Banta Ridge 
Walsh Knolls (Summit) Uintah County, UT 3.9 mi. N 5794  Walsh Knolls 
Lower Cottonwood Reservoir (Reservoir) Rio Blanco County, CO 3.5 mi. SE 5443  Banta Ridge 
Dripping Rock Creek (Stream) Moffat County, CO 4.1 mi. NE   Plug Hat Rock 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.9 mi. SW   Weaver Ridge 
Banty Point (Summit) Rio Blanco County, CO 3.9 mi. NE 5916  Banty Point 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.9 mi. SW   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 4.7 mi. S 6168  Weaver Ridge 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.8 mi. SW   Weaver Ridge 

Links

Taxon Links for species Eriogonum ephedroides  Reveal

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Eriogonum+ephedroides

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