Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09846 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum alatum Torr.
Common name   winged wild buckwheat
D.M. Barnes   4156  
Coll. Date 03 August 2004 
United States
Salt Lake County
Locality Little Cottonwood Canyon, west facing hillside area N of Alta Town.
     Elev.: 9436 ft. (2877 m.)
Habitat Notes spruce-fir community, forb meadow, upland of, along stream. 
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 40° 34'  41" N, 111° 36'  44" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Eriogonum alatum Torr.

Common Name(s): wind wildbuckwheat, wing eriogonum, winged buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=21057, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Polygonales
                                Family: Polygonaceae
                                    Genus: Eriogonum
                                        Species: Eriogonum alatum


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.
05703 Achnatherum pinetorum      "pinewoods needlegrass" 1 mi. SW
09849 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" same section
05468 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" 1 mi. SW
05651 Agoseris aurantiaca  var. aurantiaca   "orange agoseris" 1 mi. SW
05020 Anaphalis margaritacea      "western pearly everlasting" 1.5 mi. S
14061 Arnica longifolia      "spearleaf arnica" 1.2 mi. SE
05334 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 1 mi. SW
05640 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. incompta   "Louisiana wormwood" 1 mi. SW
05025 Aspidotis densa      "lace fern" 1.5 mi. S
05029 Brickellia grandiflora      "tassel-flowered brickellbush" 1.5 mi. S
05018 Calamagrostis canadensis  var. canadensis   "bluejoint" 1.5 mi. S
09856 Cardamine cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf bittercress" same section
05019 Carex aquatilis      "water sedge" 1.5 mi. S
05657 Carex hoodii      "Hood's sedge" 1 mi. SW
05349 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 1 mi. SW
05337 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" 1 mi. SW
05641 Cirsium eatonii      "Eaton's thistle" 1 mi. SW
05343 Cryptogramma crispa  var. acrostichoides   "American parsley fern" 1 mi. SW
05024 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1.5 mi. S
09857 Deschampsia elongata      "slender hairgrass" same section
09848 Draba crassifolia      "thick-leaf whitlow-cress" same section
05023 Elymus glaucus      "blue wildrye" 1.5 mi. S
05658 Elymus glaucus  subsp. glaucus   "blue wildrye" 1 mi. SW
14062 Epilobium alpinum      "alpine willowherb" same section
05346 Epilobium alpinum  var. alpinum  1 mi. SW
05408 Epilobium angustifolium     1 mi. SW
09860 Epilobium hornemannii  var. hornemannii   "Hornemann's willowherb" same section
05656 Erigeron arenarioides      "sand fleabane" 1 mi. SW
14063 Erigeron coulteri      "large mountain fleabane" 1202 ft. SE
05655 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" 1 mi. SW
09855 Erigeron glacialis  var. glacialis   "subalpine fleabane" same section
05410 Erigeron subtrinervis      "three-nerved fleabane" 1 mi. SW
05348 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. umbellatum   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" 1 mi. SW
05344 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1 mi. SW
05351 Hieracium scouleri  var. griseum   "houndstongue hawkweed" 1 mi. SW
15942 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" 1.2 mi. SE
05338 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" 1 mi. SW
15941 Ivesia utahensis      "Utah mousetail" 1.2 mi. SE
09851 Leptosiphon nuttallii      "Nuttall's linanthus" same section
05407 Leptosiphon nuttallii      "Nuttall's linanthus" 1 mi. SW
05345 Mimulus floribundus      "many-flowered monkeyflower" 1 mi. SW
05347 Mimulus tilingii      "Tiling's monkeyflower" 1 mi. SW
09859 Mitella pentandra      "fivestamen miterwort" same section
05336 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 1 mi. SW
09850 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" same section
05411 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" 1 mi. SW
09852 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" same section
05409 Phacelia hastata  var. alpina   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" 1 mi. SW
05652 Polygonum douglasii  var. douglasii  1 mi. SW
05350 Polystichum lonchitis      "northern holly fern" 1 mi. SW
05335 Rubus idaeus  var. strigosus   "wild red raspberry" 1 mi. SW
05653 Rudbeckia occidentalis      "western coneflower" 1 mi. SW
09854 Rudbeckia occidentalis      "western coneflower" same section
09853 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" same section
05642 Senecio serra  var. serra   "tall ragwort" 1 mi. SW
05342 Solidago parryi      "Parry's goldenrod" 1 mi. SW
05031 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1.5 mi. S
05017 Spiranthes romanzoffiana  var. romanzoffiana   "hooded ladies tresses" 1.5 mi. S
05639 Symphyotrichum foliaceum  var. canbyi   "Canby's aster" 1 mi. SW
09858 Symphyotrichum foliaceum  var. canbyi   "Canby's aster" same section
05032 Symphyotrichum novae-angliae      "New England aster" 1.5 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Albion Basin Campground (Locale) Salt Lake County, UT 527 ft. S 9479  Brighton 
Albion Basin (Basin) Salt Lake County, UT 1776 ft. W 9384  Brighton 
Albion Alps (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 1962 ft. NW 9285  Brighton 
Albion Basin (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 1962 ft. NW 9285  Brighton 
Mount Wolverine (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 10735  Brighton 
Secret Lake (Reservoir) Salt Lake County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 9846  Brighton 
Devils Castle (Pillar) Salt Lake County, UT 0.9 mi. S 10854  Brighton 
Mount Tuscarora (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 10486  Brighton 
Sugarloaf Mountain (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 1 mi. SW 10663  Brighton 
Michigan-Utah Mine (Mine) Salt Lake County, UT 1.2 mi. N 9850  Brighton 
Sunset Peak (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. E 10522  Brighton 
Lake Catherine (Lake) Salt Lake County, UT 1 mi. E 9955  Brighton 
Mount Millicent (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 10283  Brighton 
Pittsburg Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. S 9416  Brighton 
Grizzly Gulch (Valley) Salt Lake County, UT 1.2 mi. NW   Brighton 
Smuggler Tunnel (Tunnel) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. S 9167  Brighton 
Lake Martha (Lake) Salt Lake County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 9590  Brighton 
Black Bess Shaft (Mine) Salt Lake County, UT 1.5 mi. N 9964  Brighton 
Honeycomb Cliffs (Cliff) Salt Lake County, UT 1.6 mi. N 9912  Brighton 
Pioneer Peak (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 1.2 mi. E 10355  Brighton 


Taxon Links for species Eriogonum alatum  Torr.

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

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