Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11619 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Camissonia multijuga (S. Watson) P.H. Raven
Common name   frost-stem suncup
D.M. Barnes   5093  
Coll. Date 18 May 2006 
United States
Washington County
Locality Red Cliffs Desert Preserve, SE of Red Cliffs Recreation area.
     Elev.: 3178 ft. (969 m.)
Habitat Notes warm desert shrub community; red sandy soil. 
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'  51" N, 113° 25'  10" 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.
Specimen Notes [petals shorter than typical likely due to wilting, but stamens are 2-3 mm long, J. Alexander, Dec. 2009]. 


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

     Camissonia multijuga (S. Wats.) Raven

     Oenothera multijuga S. Wats.
     Oenothera multijuga var. parviflora (S. Wats.) Munz
     Oenothera multijuga var. typica Munz

Common Name(s): froststem suncup, frost-stem suncup.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=27527, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Myrtales
                                Family: Onagraceae
                                    Genus: Camissonia
                                        Species: Camissonia multijuga


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11619d2.jpg specimen image: 11619s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 08956s3.jpg 
specimen image: 11362f1.jpg 
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specimen image: 11362s2.jpg 
specimen image: 13211s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 13211e1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02552 Abronia fragrans      "snowball sand verbena" 1.8 mi. SE
02653 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" 2549 ft. W
02540 Achnatherum hymenoides      "Indian ricegrass" 1.8 mi. SE
11608 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" same section
02812 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" 2549 ft. W
02814 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" 2549 ft. W
03102 Astragalus ampullarioides     2 mi. SE
13161 Astragalus ampullarioides     2.2 mi. SE
02550 Baileya multiradiata      "desert marigold" 1.8 mi. SE
02539 Bromus rubens      "red brome" 1.8 mi. SE
03013 Calochortus flexuosus      "winding mariposa lily" 2.2 mi. SE
02554 Capsella bursa-pastoris      "shepherd's purse" 1.8 mi. SE
02816 Chaenactis carphoclinia      "pebble pincushion" 2549 ft. W
02557 Chamaesyce albomarginata      "rattlesnake weed" 1.8 mi. SE
11612 Chorizanthe brevicornu  var. brevicornu   "brittle spineflower" same section
04293 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1965 ft. N
02654 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 2549 ft. W
11625 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" same section
13233 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 2549 ft. W
13220 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" same section
04294 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1965 ft. N
02525 Croton californicus      "California croton" 1.8 mi. SE
10166 Cryptantha fendleri      "Fendler's forget-me-not" 2.1 mi. S
10164 Cryptantha pterocarya      "winged-nut forget-me-not" 2.1 mi. S
04213 Cymopterus multinervatus      "purple-nerved spring parsley" 1.1 mi. W
11615 Dasyochloa pulchella      "desert fluffgrass" same section
04217 Dichelostemma pulchellum      "bluedicks" 1.1 mi. W
11618 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" same section
02558 Eriastrum eremicum      "desert woollystar" 1.8 mi. SE
02553 Erigeron utahensis  var. utahensis   "Utah fleabane" 1.8 mi. SE
02545 Eriodictyon angustifolium      "narrow-leaf yerba santa" 1.8 mi. SE
11617 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" same section
11620 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" same section
02556 Eriophyllum wallacei      "Wallace's easter bonnets" 1.8 mi. SE
02542 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 1.8 mi. SE
11613 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" same section
08122 Gilia hutchinsifolia     same section
10163 Gilia inconspicua  var. sinuata  2.1 mi. S
11614 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" same section
02548 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 1.8 mi. SE
11611 Lepidium fremontii      "desert peppercress" same section
11616 Lomatium scabrum  var. tripinnatum   "rough desert parsley" same section
02975 Mentzelia       "blazingstar" 1.6 mi. NW
02544 Mentzelia integra     1.8 mi. SE
11610 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" same section
02815 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" 2549 ft. W
02651 Mentzelia tricuspis     2549 ft. W
02813 Mirabilis bigelovii      "Bigelow's desert four o'clock" 2549 ft. W
02560 Mirabilis multiflora      "Colorado four o'clock" 1.8 mi. SE
02543 Oenothera pallida  var. pallida   "pale evening primrose" 1.8 mi. SE
04295 Penstemon ambiguus  var. laevissimus   "shrubby sand beardtongue" 1965 ft. N
02559 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" 1.8 mi. SE
11621 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" same section
02551 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 1.8 mi. SE
11623 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" same section
04216 Quercus turbinella      "Sonoran scrub oak" 1.1 mi. W
02652 Salvia columbariae      "chia" 2549 ft. W
11609 Senecio douglasii  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" same section
02541 Sophora nuttalliana      "silky sophora" 1.8 mi. SE
11622 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" same section
04296 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 1965 ft. N
02546 Stephanomeria tenuifolia  var. tenuifolia   "narrow-leaf wirelettuce" 1.8 mi. SE
10165 Vulpia octoflora      "sixweeks fescue" 2.1 mi. S
11624 Yucca angustissima      "narrow-leaf yucca" same section
02547 Yucca baccata      "banana yucca" 1.8 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. N   Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 3166  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. E 3501  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Junction (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. SW 3127  Harrisburg Junction 
Purgatory Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. S 2884  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 2 mi. NE 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Heath Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2 mi. NW   Signal Peak 
Harrisburg (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 3009  Harrisburg Junction 
Berry Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 2809  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Gap (Gap) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. E 2792  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. E   Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Quail Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. E   Signal Peak 
Harrisburg Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. E   Harrisburg Junction 
Water Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Red Cliffs Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. N 3265  Harrisburg Junction 
Willow Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. S 2894  Harrisburg Junction 
Red Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. N 3232  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Dome (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. S 2920  Harrisburg Junction 


Taxon Links for species Camissonia multijuga  (S. Watson) P.H. Raven

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

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