Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10115 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Xylorhiza venusta (M.E. Jones) A. Heller
Common name   Cisco woody aster
D. Cann   1127  
   with A. Swanson, A. Merkley
Coll. Date 05 June 2003 
United States
Uintah County
Locality about 10 miles N of Vernal, off Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway (Highway 44), near Big Brush Creek.
Habitat Notes on Chinle Formation. 
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° 35'  13" N, 109° 28'  14" W
Township Range T3S, R22E, Sec. 5  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
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).


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

     Xylorhiza venusta (M.E. Jones) Heller

     Aster venustus M.E. Jones
     Machaeranthera venusta (M.E. Jones) Cronq. & Keck

Common Name(s): charming woodyaster.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=38701, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Xylorhiza
                                        Species: Xylorhiza venusta


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10115s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02008s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05962s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10478s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12688d1.jpg 
specimen image: 12688c1.jpg 
specimen image: 12688db21.jpg 
specimen image: 12688s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10114 Astragalus bisulcatus  var. bisulcatus   "two-grooved milkvetch" same section
10117 Astragalus tenellus      "loose-flowered milkvetch" same section
10116 Machaeranthera grindelioides  var. grindelioides   "gumweed tansy aster" same section
15284 Sarcobatus vermiculatus      "greasewood" 1.3 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Buckhorn Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 1315 ft. NE   Burnt Cabin Gorge 
East Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Burnt Cabin Gorge 
Stauffer Chemical Tailings Pond North Dam (Dam) Uintah County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 5893  Donkey Flat 
Stauffer Chemical Tailings Pond North (Reservoir) Uintah County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 5899  Donkey Flat 
Camp Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 1.2 mi. N   Dyer Mountain 
Big Brush Gorge (Valley) Uintah County, UT 1.3 mi. N   Dyer Mountain 
Hole in the Wall Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 1.7 mi. N   Burnt Cabin Gorge 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.1 mi. N   Burnt Cabin Gorge 
The Seeps (Stream) Uintah County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Burnt Cabin Gorge 
Cottonwood Wash (Stream) Uintah County, UT 2.7 mi. E   Donkey Flat 
Constantine Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.8 mi. E   Burnt Cabin Gorge 
Pothole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.8 mi. E   Burnt Cabin Gorge 
Red Fleet Reservoir (Reservoir) Uintah County, UT 2.9 mi. E 5689  Donkey Flat 
Jackpot Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.2 mi. NE   Burnt Cabin Gorge 
Little Valley Corral (Locale) Uintah County, UT 3.9 mi. SW 5594  Steinaker Reservoir 
Brush Creek Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 3.9 mi. NW 6122  Dyer Mountain 
Gompers Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.9 mi. NW   Dyer Mountain 
Trout Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 4.5 mi. N 7776  Dyer Mountain 
Red Fleet Campground (Locale) Uintah County, UT 3.9 mi. NE 6014  Donkey Flat 
Little Donkey Flat (Flat) Uintah County, UT 3.8 mi. E 5811  Donkey Flat 


Taxon Links for species Xylorhiza venusta  (M.E. Jones) A. Heller

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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