Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10657 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Gaillardia spathulata A. Gray
Common name   Colorado Plateau blanketflower
Donna M. Barnes   4579  
Coll. Date 09 June 2005 
United States
Emery County
Locality Fremont Junction road, S of I-70, [E of Fremont Junction]
     Elev.: 5928 ft. (1807 m.)
Habitat Notes white sandstone, wash area, large sand bars, Dakota 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 38° 46'  23.7" N, 111° 19'  45.36" 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):

     Gaillardia spathulata Gray

Common Name(s): western blanketflower.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502699, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10657s2.jpg

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.
10666 Aliciella tenuis      "Mussentuchit Creek gilia" same section
10670 Astragalus ceramicus  var. ceramicus   "painted milkvetch" same section
10660 Atriplex gardneri  var. cuneata  1238 ft. W
10665 Atriplex gardneri  var. utahensis   "Utah saltbush" same section
10659 Cleomella palmeriana      "Rocky Mountain stickweed" 2265 ft. SE
10656 Comandra umbellata      "bastard toadflax" same section
10655 Cryptantha flava      "yellow cat's eye" same section
10661 Erigeron pulcherrimus      "plateau fleabane" 1238 ft. W
10668 Eriogonum corymbosum  var. corymbosum   "crisp-leaf wild buckwheat" same section
10651 Eriogonum hookeri      "Hooker's wild buckwheat" 1238 ft. W
10664 Eriogonum leptocladon  var. ramosissimum   "San Juan wild buckwheat" same section
10739 Eriogonum microthecum  var. simpsonii   "Simpson's wild buckwheat" same section
10669 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" same section
10663 Ipomopsis pumila      "dwarf gilia" 1238 ft. W
10658 Platyschkuhria integrifolia  var. desertorum   "desert basin-daisy" same section
10662 Prenanthella exigua      "thorny skeleton plant" 1238 ft. W
10667 Sporobolus airoides  var. airoides   "alkali sacaton" same section
10740 Thelypodiopsis divaricata     1238 ft. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Ivie Creek Bench (Bench) Sevier County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 6569  Walker Flat 
Windy Peak (Summit) Sevier County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 6746  Walker Flat 
Peacocks Place (historical) (Locale) Sevier County, UT 1.6 mi. N 6195  Walker Flat 
Oak Spring Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 2.2 mi. N   Old Woman Plateau 
Gilson Valley (Valley) Sevier County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Old Woman Plateau 
Saleratus Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 2.6 mi. N   Old Woman Plateau 
Trough Hollow Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Old Woman Plateau 
Trough Hollow (Valley) Sevier County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Old Woman Plateau 
Post Hollow (Valley) Sevier County, UT 2.5 mi. W   Johns Peak 
Jensen Place (historical) (Locale) Sevier County, UT 3.3 mi. N 6158  Walker Flat 
North Hollow (Valley) Sevier County, UT 3.4 mi. S   Willow Springs 
Willow Springs (Spring) Sevier County, UT 3.5 mi. S 6250  Willow Springs 
Fremont Junction (Populated Place) Sevier County, UT 3.1 mi. W 6815  Old Woman Plateau 
Dog Valley Mine (Mine) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. E 6437  Walker Flat 
Jims Farm (Flat) Sevier County, UT 3.5 mi. SW 6959  Johns Peak 
Coal Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. NE   Walker Flat 
North Fork Indian Canyon (Valley) Sevier County, UT 4.3 mi. S   Willow Springs 
Oak Spring Ranch (Locale) Sevier County, UT 3.5 mi. W 6690  Old Woman Plateau 
Indian Canyon (Valley) Sevier County, UT 4.5 mi. S   Willow Springs 
Mill Hollow (Valley) Sevier County, UT 4 mi. NW   Old Woman Plateau 


Taxon Links for species Gaillardia spathulata  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

Google Images

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