Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 18162 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Amaranthus fimbriatus (Torr.) Benth. ex S. Watson
Common name   fringed pigweed
Steve Hegji   0319  
Coll. Date 20 October 2014 
United States
Washington County
Locality Beaver Dam Mountains, Joshua Tree Scenic Backway, roadside.
     Elev.: 3385 ft. (1032 m.)
Habitat Notes roadside. 
Latitude Longitude 37° 1'  35.71" N, 113° 52'  10.84" 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):

     Amaranthus fimbriatus (Torr.) Benth. ex S. Wats.

Common Name(s): fringed amaranth, fringed pigweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20732, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Amaranthaceae
                                    Genus: Amaranthus
                                        Species: Amaranthus fimbriatus


Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14556 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" 1005 ft. SE
17937 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" 1.2 mi. SW
17936 Galium stellatum      "starry bedstraw" 1.2 mi. SW
18163 Krascheninnikovia lanata      "winterfat" 1.3 mi. SW
17935 Penstemon petiolatus      "Sheep Range beardtongue" 1.2 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 452 ft. SE 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1148 ft. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 1 mi. S 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. W 3140  Castle Cliff 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. N 4055  Castle Cliff 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. N 3862  Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. N   Castle Cliff 
Black Warrior Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. NE 6257  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Pass (Gap) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. E 4734  Jarvis Peak 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.7 mi. N 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Westside Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 4.4 mi. NE 5794  Jarvis Peak 
Cedar Pockets (Range) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. E 4564  Jarvis Peak 
Paymaster Mine Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. NE 5492  Jarvis Peak 
Welcome Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.2 mi. N 4544  Castle Cliff 
Apex Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. NE 5243  Jarvis Peak 
Utah Hill Summit (Locale) Washington County, UT 5.8 mi. N 4744  Jarvis Peak 
Tahoari (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.4 mi. NE 5502  Jarvis Peak 
Jarvis Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.7 mi. NE 6411  Jarvis Peak 


Taxon Links for species Amaranthus fimbriatus  (Torr.) Benth. ex S. Watson

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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