Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04730 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cordylanthus maritimus Nutt. ex Benth.
Infraspecific    var. canescens (A. Gray) Jeps.
Common name   alkali bird's-beak
D.M. Barnes   595  
   with K.T. Harper, D. Carter
Coll. Date 26 September 2000 
United States
Utah County
Locality Goshen Valley, U.S. Highway 6, E of Goshen;
Habitat Notes salt playa; salt desert shrub community. 
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 39° 57'  58" N, 111° 52'  30" W
Township Range T10S, R1E, Sec. 7  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. canescens (Gray) Chuang & Heckard

     Cordylanthus canescens Gray
     Cordylanthus maritimus var. canescens (Gray) Jepson

Common Name(s): saltmarsh bird'sbeak, saltmarsh bird's-beak.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=33566, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Scrophulariales
                                Family: Scrophulariaceae
                                    Genus: Cordylanthus
                                        Species: Cordylanthus maritimus
                                            Subspecies: Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. canescens


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04730s2.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14133 Allenrolfea occidentalis      "iodinebush" same section
14132 Atriplex gardneri  var. falcata  same section
05256 Cirsium arvense      "Canada thistle" 1.1 mi. S
04729 Cleome serrulata      "Rocky Mountain beeplant" 1.2 mi. SW
02282 Elaeagnus angustifolia  var. angustifolia   "Russian olive" 1.1 mi. E
04743 Haplopappus lanceolatus      "lanceleaf goldenweed" 2329 ft. S
05073 Hornungia procumbens      "low hutchinsia" same section
05072 Kochia americana     same section
04731 Kochia americana     2329 ft. S
03942 Kochia americana     1 mi. W
08127 Puccinellia parishii      "bog alkali grass" same section
03941 Salicornia utahensis     1 mi. W
04734 Suaeda calceoliformis      "Pursh seepweed" 2329 ft. S
05071 Triglochin concinna      "slender arrowgrass" same section
05257 Viguiera ciliata      "rough goldeneye" 1.1 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Warm Springs (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 4656  Santaquin 
East Warm Creek Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 4541  Santaquin 
Warm Springs Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. S 4538  Santaquin 
Warm Springs Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 5463  Santaquin 
Goshen Post Office (Post Office) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 4551  Goshen 
Goshen (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. SW 4547  Goshen 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 4554  Goshen 
Little Valley (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SE   Santaquin 
Black Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. S   Santaquin 
Goshen Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 4626  Goshen 
Lant (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. W 4551  Goshen 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 4600  Santaquin 
Genola (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 4607  Santaquin 
City Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. SW 4574  Goshen 
Government Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.5 mi. S   Santaquin 
Townsend (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 4702  Santaquin 
Currant Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 3 mi. W   Mona 
Ewell Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 4784  Santaquin 
Ewell Regulating Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 4784  Santaquin 
White Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 3.9 mi. N 4502  West Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Cordylanthus maritimus  Nutt. ex Benth.

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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