Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10563 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum wetherillii Eastw.
Common name   Wetherill's wild buckwheat
D.M. Barnes   4489  
Coll. Date 18 May 2005 
United States
Kane County
Locality Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Paria Wilderness area, ca. 0.5 mile N of Paria Canyon Trailhead, side canyon.
     Elev.: 4288 ft. (1307 m.)
Habitat Notes Navajo Sandstone Formation, sand mounds. 
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° 5'  12.3" N, 111° 53'  27.9" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


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

     Eriogonum wetherillii Eastw.

     Eriogonum sessile S. Stokes ex M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): Wetherill's buckwheat, Wetherill's wild buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=21278, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10563s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 09479s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10401s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10500s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10511s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10870s1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10564 Aliciella hutchinsifolia      "desert pale gilia" same section
10562 Astragalus amphioxys  var. modestus   "modest crescent milkvetch" same section
10567 Cryptantha cinerea  var. jamesii   "James' cat's eye" same section
10533 Cryptantha micrantha      "purple-rooted forget-me-not" 2506 ft. S
10514 Dimorphocarpa wislizeni      "Wislizen's spectacle pod" 2460 ft. S
10560 Eriogonum leptocladon  var. papiliunculi   "butterfly wild buckwheat" same section
10511 Eriogonum wetherillii      "Wetherill's wild buckwheat" 2506 ft. S
10561 Gaillardia pinnatifida      "Hopi blanketflower" same section
10512 Machaeranthera tanacetifolia      "tanseyleaf tansy aster" 2506 ft. S
10559 Malacothrix glabrata      "smooth desert-dandelion" same section
10568 Malacothrix sonchoides      "sowthistle desert-dandelion" same section
10565 Nama retrorsum      "betatakin fiddleleaf" same section
10513 Oenothera pallida  var. pallida   "pale evening primrose" 2506 ft. S
10532 Phacelia ivesiana      "Ives' scorpionweed" 2506 ft. S
10558 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" same section
10531 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 2506 ft. S
10566 Stephanomeria exigua      "desert wirelettuce" same section
10510 Tripterocalyx micranthus      "small-flowered sandverbena" 2506 ft. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Paria Ranger Station (Locale) Kane County, UT 2773 ft. S 4298  West Clark Bench 
Whitehouse Trailhead (Locale) Kane County, UT 0.6 mi. S 4318  West Clark Bench 
East Cove (Basin) Kane County, UT 0.8 mi. N 4574  West Clark Bench 
White House (Locale) Kane County, UT 0.9 mi. S 4351  West Clark Bench 
White House Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 0.9 mi. S 4380  West Clark Bench 
Long Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 1 mi. NW   West Clark Bench 
Calf Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 1.8 mi. S 4597  West Clark Bench 
The Rimrocks (Cliff) Kane County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 4708  Bridger Point 
Sand Gulch (Valley) Kane County, UT 1.9 mi. NW   Fivemile Valley 
Picturesque Windows (Arch) Kane County, UT 2.4 mi. S 4557  Bridger Point 
Johnson Store Butte (Summit) Kane County, UT 2.3 mi. NW 4446  West Clark Bench 
Adairville (Locale) Kane County, UT 2.5 mi. N 4403  West Clark Bench 
West Clark Bench (Bench) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. SW 5089  West Clark Bench 
The Dive (Cliff) Kane County, UT 3.8 mi. SW 4666  West Clark Bench 
West Cove (Basin) Kane County, UT 3.6 mi. NW 4570  West Clark Bench 
Cobra Arch (Arch) Kane County, UT 4.6 mi. S 4639  West Clark Bench 
Paria Canyon Primitive Area (Area) Kane County, UT 4.4 mi. SW 4547  West Clark Bench 
Rock House Cove (Valley) Kane County, UT 5.4 mi. N   Fivemile Valley 
Catstair Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.7 mi. NW   West Clark Bench 
Dry Lake Flat (Flat) Kane County, UT 4.7 mi. W 5158  West Clark Bench 


Taxon Links for species Eriogonum wetherillii  Eastw.

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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