Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03652 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Phacelia vallis-mortae J. Voss
Common name   Death Valley scorpionweed
D. Carter   s.n.  
   with D. Haymond
Coll. Date 30 April 1999 
United States
Washington County
Locality W slope of the Beaver Dam Mountains, W of the Woodbury Desert Study Area Tortoise Preserve, E side of Old Highway 91;
Habitat Notes Joshua tree-creosote community; sandy soils. 
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° 1'  35" N, 113° 54'  20" W
Township Range T43S, R18W, Sec. 19  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Phacelia vallis-mortae J. Voss

Common Name(s): Death Valley phacelia, Death valley scorpion-weed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31608, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Hydrophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Phacelia
                                        Species: Phacelia vallis-mortae


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03652s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05890s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13176s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13346s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14280 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" 2514 ft. S
10231 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" 1788 ft. NE
10227 Allionia incarnata      "trailing windmills" 1788 ft. NE
10243 Astragalus nuttallianus  var. imperfectus   "Mojave small-flowered milkvetch" 1788 ft. NE
10234 Chaenactis fremontii      "Fremont's pincushion" 1788 ft. NE
10237 Cryptantha micrantha      "purple-rooted forget-me-not" 1788 ft. NE
15711 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. cycloptera  same section
10238 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. cycloptera   "winged-nut forget-me-not" 1788 ft. NE
10232 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" 1788 ft. NE
14278 Encelia virginensis      "Virgin River brittlebush" 2514 ft. S
14277 Ephedra torreyana      "Torrey's ephedra" 2514 ft. S
10240 Eriastrum sparsiflorum      "Great Basin woollystar" 1788 ft. NE
14279 Krameria grayi      "white ratany" 2514 ft. S
10233 Lepidium lasiocarpum  var. georginum   "St. George peppercress" 1788 ft. NE
15712 Lepidium lasiocarpum  var. lasiocarpum  same section
10241 Linanthus bigelovii      "Bigelow's linanthus" 1788 ft. NE
10239 Loeseliastrum schottii      "Schott's calico" 1788 ft. NE
10242 Oenothera primiveris  var. bufonis  1788 ft. NE
02667 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1.5 mi. N
02666 Physaria tenella      "Moapa bladderpod" 1.5 mi. N
10235 Plantago patagonica  var. gnaphalioides   "Patagonia plantain" 1788 ft. NE
10228 Psilostrophe cooperi      "whitestem paperflower" 1788 ft. NE
15634 Rafinesquia neomexicana     same section
10230 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 1788 ft. NE
10229 Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia      "gooseberry-leaf globemallow" 1788 ft. NE
10236 Stylocline micropoides      "woollyhead nest-straw" 1788 ft. NE
02668 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 1.5 mi. N
14276 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 2514 ft. S
03675 Vicia ludoviciana      "Louisiana vetch" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 2877 ft. NE 3140  Castle Cliff 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 4055  Castle Cliff 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 2 mi. E 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. E   Jarvis Peak 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. N 3862  Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4 mi. NE   Castle Cliff 
Welcome Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. N 4544  Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5 mi. N 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Utah Hill Summit (Locale) Washington County, UT 6.8 mi. NE 4744  Jarvis Peak 


Taxon Links for species Phacelia vallis-mortae  J. Voss

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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