Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 05393 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
ChenopodiaceaeAmaranthaceaeChenopodiaceae  
Species Salsola tragus L.
Common name   prickly Russian thistle
Collector(s)
K.T. Harper   2001-256  
   with R. Jolley
Coll. Date 15 August 2001 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Wayne
Locality near Teasdale, along Boulder Creek.
     Elev.: 6640 ft. (2024 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 38° 15'  44" N, 111° 27'  2" W
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).
Specimen Notes [original TRS, T29S, R4E, Sec. 16, NE1/4 of SE1/4, is in the town of Teasdale and not along Boulder Creek, J. Alexander, October 2015]. 

Taxonomy


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

     Salsola tragus L.

     Salsola australis R. Br.
     Salsola iberica (Sennen & Pau) Botsch. ex Czerepanov
     Salsola iberica (Sennen & Pau) Botsch. ex Czerepanov
     Salsola iberica (Sennen & Pau) Botsch. ex Czerepanov
     Salsola iberica (Sennen & Pau) Botsch. ex Czerepanov
     Salsola kali ssp. ruthenica (Iljin) Soˇ
     Salsola kali ssp. tenuifolia Moq.
     Salsola kali ssp. tenuifolia Moq.
     Salsola kali ssp. tragus (L.) Celak.
     Salsola pestifer A. Nels.
     Salsola ruthenica Iljin

Common Name(s): prickly Russian thistle, common Russian thistle, prickly Russian thistle, Russian thistle, tumbleweed, tumbling thistle.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=520950, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Salsola
                                        Species: Salsola tragus
                                                                                            

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05393s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02585s1.jpg 
02585
specimen image: 03340s1.jpg 
03340
specimen image: 03851s1.jpg 
03851
specimen image: 09436s1.jpg 
09436

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05391 Bouteloua gracilis      "blue grama" same section
17952 Brickellia oblongifolia  var. linifolia   "narrow-leaf brickellbush" 1.4 mi. SW
05390 Eriogonum microthecum  var. simpsonii   "Simpson's wild buckwheat" same section
05394 Halogeton glomeratus      "saltlover" same section
05392 Krascheninnikovia lanata      "winterfat" same section
00260 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" 1 mi. NE

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Birch Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 0.6 mi. S   Blind Lake 
Boulder Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 0.9 mi. NE   Blind Lake 
Birch Creek Meadows (Flat) Wayne County, UT 2 mi. S 8731  Blind Lake 
Teasdale District Ranger Station (Locale) Wayne County, UT 2 mi. NW 7100  Torrey 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Wayne County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 7143  Torrey 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. N   Blind Lake 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. N   Blind Lake 
Teasdale (Populated Place) Wayne County, UT 2.2 mi. NW 7139  Torrey 
Bobs Hole (Basin) Wayne County, UT 2.4 mi. SW 8993  Blind Lake 
Teasdale Cemetery (Cemetery) Wayne County, UT 2.4 mi. NW 7153  Torrey 
Teasdale Bench (Bench) Wayne County, UT 2.8 mi. N 6975  Torrey 
Coleman Reservoir (Reservoir) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. W 8363  Torrey 
Flatiron Lakes (Reservoir) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. W 8334  Torrey 
Grass Lake (Lake) Wayne County, UT 3 mi. S 9377  Blind Lake 
Ned Reservoir (Reservoir) Wayne County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 9138  Blind Lake 
Donkey Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 2.6 mi. E   Blind Lake 
Jim Larson Reservoir (Reservoir) Wayne County, UT 3.2 mi. S 9010  Blind Lake 
Red Cliff Oasis (Park) Wayne County, UT 3 mi. NE 6831  Torrey 
Torrey (Populated Place) Wayne County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 6838  Torrey 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Wayne County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 6841  Torrey 

Links

Taxon Links for species Salsola tragus  L.

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=Salsola+tragus

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