Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10169 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Chorizanthe watsonii Torr. & Gray
Common name   Watson's spineflower
C. Balzotti   s.n.  
Coll. Date Summer 2005 
United States
Box Elder County
Locality SR 30, 26.5 miles SW of Park Valley, 0.66 mile E of Chokecherry Spring.
     Elev.: 5000 ft. (1524 m.)
Habitat Notes cool desert sage community, encroaching juniper, sandy loam. 
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 41° 33'  18" N, 113° 44'  34" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Chorizanthe watsonii Torr. & Gray

Common Name(s): fivetooth spineflower, five-tooth spineflower, Watson's chorizanthe.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=21034, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10169s2.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11798 Arenaria fendleri      "King's sandwort" same section
11804 Artemisia nova  var. nova  same section
11803 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" same section
11800 Elymus elymoides  subsp. californicus   "California squirreltail" same section
11799 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. desertorum   "Great Basin Desert wild buckwheat" same section
11801 Helianthella uniflora      "one-flowered little sunflower" same section
11802 Pediocactus simpsonii      "Simpson's pincushion cactus" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Chokecherry Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 240 ft. W 6536  Emigrant Pass 
Puckett Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 1 mi. S 6405  Emigrant Pass 
Willow Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 1.9 mi. S 6414  Emigrant Pass 
Rocky Pass (Gap) Box Elder County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 6893  Rocky Pass Peak 
Rocky Pass Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 6785  Rocky Pass Peak 
Rocky Pass Peak (Summit) Box Elder County, UT 2.2 mi. SW 7399  Rocky Pass Peak 
Emigrant Pass (Gap) Box Elder County, UT 2.7 mi. S 6096  Emigrant Pass 
Muddy Range (Range) Box Elder County, UT 2.7 mi. N 6483  Emigrant Pass 
Mud Basin Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 2.9 mi. SW 6487  Rocky Pass Peak 
Mud Basin (Basin) Box Elder County, UT 3 mi. SW 6398  Rocky Pass Peak 
Keg Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.2 mi. NW 6060  Rocky Pass Peak 
Willow Springs (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.2 mi. NW 5988  Rocky Pass Peak 
Cedar Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.5 mi. W 5873  Rocky Pass Peak 
Coal Mine Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.7 mi. W 5788  Rocky Pass Peak 
Sickle Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 5 mi. N 6585  Potters Creek 
Bovine Mountains (Summit) Box Elder County, UT 4.8 mi. SE 7294  Bovine 
Clay Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 5.4 mi. N 6792  Ingham Canyon 
Rosebud Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 5.5 mi. NE 5722  Potters Creek 
Government Well (Well) Box Elder County, UT 5.5 mi. NW 5801  Rocky Pass Peak 


Taxon Links for species Chorizanthe watsonii  Torr. & 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

Google Images

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