Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11053 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum leptocladon Torr. & Gray
Infraspecific    var. leptocladon 
Common name   sand wild buckwheat
J.G. Harris   3510  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 28 September 2003 
United States
Emery County
Locality near the confluence of the San Rafael and Green Rivers.
     Elev.: 4018 ft. (1225 m.)
Habitat Notes sandy soil, sand desert shrub 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 38° 46'  8" N, 110° 7'  22" 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 leptocladon var. leptocladon Torr. & Gray

     Eriogonum effusum var. shandsii S. Stokes

Common Name(s): sand buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528005, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Polygonales
                                Family: Polygonaceae
                                    Genus: Eriogonum
                                        Species: Eriogonum leptocladon
                                            Variety: Eriogonum leptocladon var. leptocladon


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11053s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 09905s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10904s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13466s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895a1.jpg 
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specimen image: 16895c1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895b1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11047 Ambrosia acanthicarpa      "flatspine bur ragweed" same section
11048 Artemisia filifolia      "sand sagebrush" same section
11050 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. junceus   "rush rubber rabbitbrush" same section
11051 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. turbinatus   "dune rubber rabbitbrush" same section
11052 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. viscidiflorus  same section
11049 Gutierrezia sarothrae      "common snakeweed" same section
11278 Lygodesmia grandiflora  var. arizonica   "Arizona skeleton plant" same section
11054 Quercus x welshii  hybrid [gambelii x havardii]  same section
11279 Sphaeralcea leptophylla      "scale-leaf globemallow" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Chaffin Ranch (Locale) Emery County, UT 2201 ft. SW 4016  Horse Bench East 
San Rafael River (Stream) Emery County, UT 1.1 mi. E   Hadden Holes 
Ruby Ranch (Locale) Grand County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 4003  Green River SE 
Moonshine Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2 mi. SW   Jacks Knob 
Bull Bottom (Bend) Emery County, UT 2.3 mi. S 4088  Tenmile Point 
White Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 2 mi. E   Dee Pass 
Red Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 2.4 mi. SE   Green River SE 
San Rafael Valley (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.9 mi. SW   Horse Bench West 
Dry Lake Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. N   Horse Bench East 
Dellenbaugh Butte (Summit) Grand County, UT 3.9 mi. N 4232  Green River SE 
Trin-Alcove Bend (Bend) Grand County, UT 4.1 mi. S 4124  Tenmile Point 
Three Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. S   Moonshine Wash 
Junes Bottom (Bend) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. S 4003  Tenmile Point 
Tenmile Point (Ridge) Grand County, UT 5.1 mi. SE 4351  Tenmile Point 
Moonshine Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 5.8 mi. SW 4488  Moonshine Wash 
Gruvers Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 5.6 mi. SW 4833  Moonshine Wash 


Taxon Links for species Eriogonum leptocladon  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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