Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05740 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Gaura coccinea Nutt. ex Pursh
Common name   scarlet beeblossom
Donna M. Barnes   1067  
Coll. Date 14 June 2001 
United States
Washington County
Locality Utah Highway 9, E of Rockville, [N side of the road across from the Doggy Dude Ranch dog boarding house];
     Elev.: 3804 ft. (1160 m.)
Habitat Notes major wash area, seepy sandstone wall, sandy soil; cottonwood-tamarix-russian olive 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 37° 9'  40" N, 113° 1'  3" W
Township Range T42S R11W Sec. 6  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)


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

     Gaura coccinea Nutt. ex Pursh

     Gaura coccinea var. arizonica Munz
     Gaura coccinea var. epilobioides (Kunth) Munz
     Gaura coccinea var. glabra (Lehm.) Munz
     Gaura coccinea var. parvifolia (Torr.) Rickett
     Gaura coccinea var. typica Munz
     Gaura glabra Lehm.
     Gaura odorata Sessť ex Lag.

Common Name(s): scarlet beeblossom, scarlet gaura, Scarlet guara.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=27646, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Myrtales
                                Family: Onagraceae
                                    Genus: Gaura
                                        Species: Gaura coccinea


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05739 Adiantum capillus-veneris      "common maidenhair fern" same section
12543 Astragalus flavus  var. higginsii  1.1 mi. NE
13118 Astragalus praelongus  var. praelongus   "stinking milkvetch" same section
05717 Astragalus praelongus  var. praelongus   "stinking milkvetch" same section
17978 Baccharis salicina      "false willow" 2001 ft. E
05741 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" same section
05720 Echinocereus engelmannii  var. chrysocentrus   "Engelmann's hedgehog cactus" same section
05723 Eriastrum eremicum      "desert woollystar" same section
05716 Eriogonum brachypodum      "Parry's wild buckwheat" same section
05696 Haplopappus scopulorum      "Zion Canyon goldenbush" 1880 ft. E
05719 Opuntia erinacea  var. erinacea  same section
15900 Rubia tinctorum      "dyer's madder" same section
05736 Rubia tinctorum      "dyer's madder" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
North Fork Virgin River (Stream) Washington County, UT 916 ft. NE   Navajo Lake 
East Fork Virgin River (Stream) Washington County, UT 1310 ft. SE   Long Valley Junction 
Zion Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2157 ft. NE   Temple of Sinawava 
Parunuweap Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2489 ft. E   The Barracks 
Rimrock Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. SW 4124  Springdale West 
Rockville Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. W 3786  Springdale West 
Rockville (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. W 3740  Springdale West 
Zion Community Church (Church) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. W 3750  Springdale West 
Rockville Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. NW 4331  Springdale West 
Springdale School (School) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 3904  Springdale East 
Johnson Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 5994  Springdale East 
Springdale (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 3895  Springdale East 
Eagle Crags (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. S 6152  Springdale West 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 3898  Springdale East 
Springdale Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. N 3990  Springdale West 
South Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2 mi. E   Hildale 
Shunes Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2 mi. E   The Barracks 
Moquitch Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 3996  Springdale East 
Mount Kinesava (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. N 7057  Springdale West 
Shunesburg (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. E 3940  Springdale East 


Taxon Links for species Gaura coccinea  Nutt. ex Pursh

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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