Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06729 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Abronia argillosa S.L. Welsh & Goodrich
Common name   clay sand verbena
Donna M. Barnes   2226  
   with K. Barnes, M. Barnes
Coll. Date 16 May 2002 
United States
Uintah County
Locality Book Cliffs-Roan Cliffs, [East Tavaputs Plateau], Bitter Creek, W facing slope, [E of King Wells Road];
     Elev.: 5592 ft. (1705 m.)
Habitat Notes Green River shale, scree hillside. 
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° 45'  1" N, 109° 21'  4" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Abronia argillosa Welsh & Goodrich

Common Name(s): clay sand verbena.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=181898, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Nyctaginaceae
                                    Genus: Abronia
                                        Species: Abronia argillosa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06729s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06731 Allium textile      "textile wild onion" same section
06728 Descurainia pinnata  var. osmiarum  same section
06732 Eremogone eastwoodiae      "Eastwood's sandwort" same section
06730 Penstemon pachyphyllus  var. mucronatus  same section
06727 Scirpus pungens  var. longispicatus  same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Sweet Water Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.6 mi. S   San Arroyo Ridge 
Reservoir Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.1 mi. SE   Cooper Canyon 
Death Trap Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.2 mi. SE   Cooper Canyon 
Suicide Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.8 mi. SE   Cooper Canyon 
Klondike Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.5 mi. S   Bates Knolls 
Indian Ridge Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 5.3 mi. S   Pine Spring Canyon 
Cooper Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.8 mi. SE   Cooper Canyon 
McCoy Reservoir Number 2 (Reservoir) Uintah County, UT 5.7 mi. S 6260  Bates Knolls 
Pete Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 5.4 mi. SE   Cooper Canyon 
Nelson Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 5.4 mi. SE   Burnt Timber Canyon 
Bitter Creek Corral (Summit) Uintah County, UT 6.1 mi. N 5358  Buck Camp Canyon 
Buck Camp Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 6.4 mi. N   Buck Camp Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Abronia argillosa  S.L. Welsh & Goodrich

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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