Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 09436 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
ChenopodiaceaeAmaranthaceaeChenopodiaceae  
Species Salsola tragus L.
Common name   prickly Russian thistle
Collector(s)
Donna M. Barnes   3791  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 04 May 2004 
Geography United States.  Utah.  Washington County
Locality Beaver Dam Mountains, White Hills, Laub Reservoir vicinity, along Bulldog Pass Road, ca. 3.3 miles S of the junction with Old Highway 91; 
 
Elev.: 3756 ft. (1145 m.)
Habitat Notes rocky silty soil. 
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° 7'  22.4" N, 113° 45'  47.8" 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.

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: 09436s1.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: 05393s1.jpg 
05393

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09443 Allium nevadense      "Nevada wild onion" same section
03008 Astragalus ampullarioides     1.2 mi. S
09448 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1671 ft. S
13221 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1671 ft. S
09441 Coleogyne ramosissima      "blackbrush" same section
08123 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" 1.2 mi. S
09446 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" 1671 ft. S
09445 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" same section
09437 Eriogonum brachypodum      "Parry's wild buckwheat" same section
09438 Eriophyllum wallacei      "Wallace's easter bonnets" same section
09440 Fallugia paradoxa      "Apache plume" same section
09444 Haplopappus linearifolius  var. interior   "narrow-leaf goldenbush" same section
09442 Lupinus brevicaulis      "shortstem lupine" same section
09447 Mentzelia integra     1671 ft. S
09384 Montia perfoliata  var. utahensis  same section
09439 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" same section
09449 Senecio douglasii  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" 1671 ft. S
08124 Tricardia watsonii      "threehearts" 1.2 mi. S

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Laub Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 363 ft. NW 3757  Jarvis Peak 
Reef Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. W 4288  Jarvis Peak 
Quail Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2 mi. S 4232  Jarvis Peak 
Paiute Indian Reservation (Reserve) Washington County, UT 3 mi. N 3566  Shivwits 
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3 mi. SE 3452  White Hills 
Jarvis Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. SW 6411  Jarvis Peak 
White Hills (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 3566  White Hills 
Cave Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. S 3819  White Hills 
Mine Valley (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. S   Jarvis Peak 
Tahoari (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. SW 5502  Jarvis Peak 
Shivwits (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 4 mi. N 3202  Shivwits 
Mine Valley Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. S 4472  Jarvis Peak 
Camp Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. N 3452  Shivwits 
Wittwer Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. NE   Shivwits 
Apex Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. SW 5243  Jarvis Peak 
Utah Hill Summit (Locale) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. W 4744  Jarvis Peak 
Shem (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. N 3297  Shivwits 
Land Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. E 3268  Santa Clara 
Paymaster Mine Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. SW 5492  Jarvis Peak 
Boomer Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 4 mi. E 3691  White Hills 

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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