Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10118 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Phacelia cephalotes A. Gray
Common name   virgin scorpionweed
D. Cann   971  
   with T. Matheson, A. Merkley
Coll. Date 23 May 2003 
United States
Kane County
Locality Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, W of Cockscomb road, near Wire Pass Trailhead-Buckskin Gulch.
     Elev.: 4893 ft. (1492 m.)
Habitat Notes on Chinle, associated clays, pinyon-juniper-sage-grass 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° 1'  7" N, 112° 1'  31" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Phacelia cephalotes Gray

Common Name(s): scorpion-weed, virgin phacelia.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31468, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Hydrophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Phacelia
                                        Species: Phacelia cephalotes


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10118s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03009s3.jpg 
specimen image: 04196s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08518s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10365s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13553s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10529 Arctostaphylos patula      "greenleaf manzanita" 1.1 mi. N
10540 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" 1.1 mi. N
13533 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" 1.2 mi. N
10552 Centrostegia thurberi      "Thurber's spineflower" 1.1 mi. N
10549 Chrysopsis villosa  var. minor   "hairy goldenaster" 1.1 mi. N
10541 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  1.1 mi. N
10538 Cryptantha circumscissa      "cushion forget-me-not" 1.1 mi. N
13554 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" 1.3 mi. N
10536 Eriastrum diffusum      "miniature woollystar" 1.1 mi. N
10550 Eriogonum davidsonii      "Davidson's wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. N
10551 Eriogonum palmerianum      "Palmer's wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. N
13564 Euphorbia spathulata      "warty spurge" 1.3 mi. N
02753 Fallugia paradoxa      "Apache plume" 1403 ft. S
10539 Gilia brecciarum  subsp. brecciarum   "Nevada gilia" 1.1 mi. N
10650 Gilia flavocincta      "lesser yellowthroat gilia" 1.1 mi. N
10530 Glossopetalon spinescens  var. aridum   "spiny greasebush" 1.1 mi. N
10546 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" 1.1 mi. N
10527 Layia glandulosa      "white-daisy tidytips" 1.1 mi. N
10534 Lepidium densiflorum  var. ramosum   "common peppercress" 1.1 mi. N
10547 Linanthus pungens      "granite prickly phlox" 1.1 mi. N
10542 Lotus plebeius      "New Mexico bird's-foot trefoil" 1.1 mi. N
10535 Lupinus brevicaulis      "shortstem lupine" 1.1 mi. N
10544 Lupinus pusillus  var. intermontanus  1.1 mi. N
10548 Microseris lindleyi      "Lindley's silverpuffs" 1.1 mi. N
10537 Pellaea glabella      "smooth cliff brake" 1.1 mi. N
13553 Phacelia cephalotes      "virgin scorpionweed" 1.3 mi. N
10545 Poa fendleriana  subsp. longiligula   "muttongrass" 1.1 mi. N
02754 Psilostrophe sparsiflora      "greenstem paperflower" 1403 ft. S
10528 Quercus turbinella      "Sonoran scrub oak" 1.1 mi. N
10543 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1.1 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Coyote Valley (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 403 ft. NE   House Rock Spring 
Coyote Wash (Stream) Coconino County, AZ 403 ft. NE   House Rock Spring 
Coyote Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 403 ft. NE   Pine Hollow Canyon 
Coyote Valley (Valley) Kane County, UT 403 ft. NE   Pine Hollow Canyon 
Wire Pass (Gap) Kane County, UT 0.6 mi. E 4803  Pine Hollow Canyon 
Pine Hollow Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 0.8 mi. S   Pine Hollow Canyon 
Sand Hills (Range) Kane County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 5072  Pine Hollow Canyon 
Cocks Comb (Summit) Kane County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 5387  Pine Hollow Canyon 
Sand Cove (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 1.9 mi. SE   Coyote Buttes 
North Larkum Canyon (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 2.2 mi. SW   Coyote Buttes 
Pigeon Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 2 mi. NE 4869  West Clark Bench 
Coyote Buttes (Summit) Coconino County, AZ 3.6 mi. S 6293  Coyote Buttes 
Cottonwood Cove (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 3.9 mi. SE   Coyote Buttes 
Larkum Canyon (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 4.3 mi. S   Coyote Buttes 
Rubin Tank (Reservoir) Kane County, UT 3.7 mi. E 5364  West Clark Bench 
Coyote Spring (Spring) Coconino County, AZ 4.6 mi. S 5273  Coyote Buttes 
Dry Lake Flat (Flat) Kane County, UT 4.2 mi. NE 5158  West Clark Bench 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 4 mi. W   Coyote Buttes 
Steamboat Rock (Pillar) Kane County, UT 4.1 mi. E 5522  West Clark Bench 
Red Canyon (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 5 mi. S   Coyote Buttes 


Taxon Links for species Phacelia cephalotes  A. Gray

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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