Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02654 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cirsium neomexicanum A. Gray
Common name   New Mexico thistle
K.T. Harper   s.n.  
   with R. Van Buren, T. Worthington
Coll. Date 09 May 1997 
United States
Washington County
Locality above Harrisburg Junction, off dirt road on E side of I-15, below Quail Creek Reservoir, near wetlands at Astragalus ampullarioides site.
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° 10'  41" N, 113° 24'  41" W
Township Range T41S, R14W, Sec. 34  
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).
Specimen Notes Sheet 1 of 2. 


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

     Cirsium neomexicanum Gray

Common Name(s): lavender thistle, New Mexico thistle.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=36388, click for more information and references)

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


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.
14247 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
02653 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
14245 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" same section
11608 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" 2549 ft. E
03850 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" same section
02812 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" same section
02814 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" same section
11619 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" 2549 ft. E
03848 Ceratoides lanata      "winterfat" same section
02816 Chaenactis carphoclinia      "pebble pincushion" same section
02982 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" 1.4 mi. NW
11612 Chorizanthe brevicornu  var. brevicornu   "brittle spineflower" 2549 ft. E
04293 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" same section
11625 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 2549 ft. E
13233 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" same section
13220 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 2549 ft. E
04294 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" same section
10166 Cryptantha fendleri      "Fendler's forget-me-not" 2.1 mi. SE
10164 Cryptantha pterocarya      "winged-nut forget-me-not" 2.1 mi. SE
04213 Cymopterus multinervatus      "purple-nerved spring parsley" same section
11615 Dasyochloa pulchella      "desert fluffgrass" 2549 ft. E
04217 Dichelostemma pulchellum      "bluedicks" same section
11618 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" 2549 ft. E
11617 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" 2549 ft. E
11620 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" 2549 ft. E
02977 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" 1.4 mi. NW
11613 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 2549 ft. E
08122 Gilia hutchinsifolia     2964 ft. S
10163 Gilia inconspicua  var. sinuata  2.1 mi. SE
03847 Hilaria rigida      "big galleta" same section
03849 Krameria       "little-leaf ratany" same section
11614 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" 2549 ft. E
11611 Lepidium fremontii      "desert peppercress" 2549 ft. E
11616 Lomatium scabrum  var. tripinnatum   "rough desert parsley" 2549 ft. E
02975 Mentzelia       "blazingstar" 1.5 mi. N
02815 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" same section
11610 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" 2549 ft. E
02651 Mentzelia tricuspis     same section
02813 Mirabilis bigelovii      "Bigelow's desert four o'clock" same section
04295 Penstemon ambiguus  var. laevissimus   "shrubby sand beardtongue" same section
11621 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" 2549 ft. E
03846 Psathyrotes pilifera      "hairy turtleback" same section
11623 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 2549 ft. E
04216 Quercus turbinella      "Sonoran scrub oak" same section
03851 Salsola tragus      "prickly Russian thistle" same section
02652 Salvia columbariae      "chia" same section
11609 Senecio douglasii  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" 2549 ft. E
11622 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 2549 ft. E
04296 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" same section
05769 Stephanomeria exigua      "small wirelettuce" 1.4 mi. NW
14246 Tetradymia axillaris      "longspine horsebrush" same section
10165 Vulpia octoflora      "sixweeks fescue" 2.1 mi. SE
14248 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave woody aster" same section
11624 Yucca angustissima      "narrow-leaf yucca" 2549 ft. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Harrisburg Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. E 3501  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. N 3166  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. NW   Harrisburg Junction 
Purgatory Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. S 2884  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Junction (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. SW 3127  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. N 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Berry Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SE 2809  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Gap (Gap) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. E 2792  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. E   Harrisburg Junction 
Quail Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. E   Signal Peak 
Harrisburg Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. E   Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. NE 3009  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. SW 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Heath Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. NW   Signal Peak 
Willow Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. S 2894  Harrisburg Junction 
Sand Mountain Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. S 2891  Harrisburg Junction 
Water Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Red Cliffs Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. N 3265  Harrisburg Junction 
Little Purgatory (Area) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. NE 3340  Hurricane 


Taxon Links for species Cirsium neomexicanum  A. Gray

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CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

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Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

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