Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11958 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Fraxinus velutina Torr.
Common name   velvet ash
C. Jones   17  
Coll. Date 28 September 2006 
United States
Washington County
Locality Leeds Creek, Oak Grove Road, NW of Leeds.
     Elev.: 3859 ft. (1177 m.)
Habitat Notes riparian 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 37° 15'  34" N, 113° 22'  6" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Fraxinus velutina Torr.

     Fraxinus pennsylvanica ssp. velutina (Torr.) G.N. Mill.
     Fraxinus velutina var. coriacea (S. Wats.) Rehd.
     Fraxinus velutina var. glabra Rehd.
     Fraxinus velutina var. toumeyi (Britt.) Rehd.

Common Name(s): velvet ash.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=32936, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Scrophulariales
                                Family: Oleaceae
                                    Genus: Fraxinus
                                        Species: Fraxinus velutina


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11958s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05724s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08911s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13271s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14829 Ailanthus altissima      "tree of heaven" 1.1 mi. SW
14235 Artemisia filifolia      "sand sagebrush" 832 ft. E
03019 Astragalus ampullarioides     2.1 mi. SE
11959 Cercis occidentalis  var. orbiculata  same section
14232 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. viscidiflorus  832 ft. E
14226 Coleogyne ramosissima      "blackbrush" same section
14225 Encelia virginensis      "Virgin River brittlebush" same section
14236 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" 832 ft. E
14224 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" same section
14221 Ericameria linearifolia      "narrow-leaf goldenbush" same section
14223 Ericameria nauseosa      "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
14234 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" 832 ft. E
14228 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" 360 ft. NE
14233 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 832 ft. E
13101 Lomatium parryi      "Parry's desert parsley" 1 mi. NE
13111 Lomatium parryi      "Parry's desert parsley" 1 mi. NE
05280 Petalonyx parryi      "Parry's sandpaper plant" same section
14582 Pinus monophylla      "single-leaf pinyon pine" 1885 ft. N
14828 Pistacia atlantica      "Atlas pistachio" same section
14227 Populus fremontii      "Fremont's cottonwood" 360 ft. NE
14222 Prunus fasciculata      "desert almond" same section
14231 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 832 ft. E
17980 Salix gooddingii      "Goodding's willow" 756 ft. NE
14229 Salix gooddingii      "Goodding's willow" 360 ft. NE
17979 Salix lasiolepis      "arroyo willow" 756 ft. NE
02968 Sapindus saponaria      "wingleaf soapberry" 1.7 mi. S
05282 Sapindus saponaria      "wingleaf soapberry" 1.7 mi. S
14230 Vitis arizonica      "canyon grape" 360 ft. NE
11957 Vitis arizonica      "canyon grape" 2.1 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Silver Reef (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2443 ft. S 3803  Pintura 
Italian Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Pintura 
Tecumseh Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. S 3737  Hurricane 
Buckeye Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1 mi. S 3803  Hurricane 
Milltown (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 3671  Signal Peak 
Big Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. S 3642  Hurricane 
Doyle Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 3629  Hurricane 
Kimball Motel and RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. S 3534  Hurricane 
Leeds Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. S 3416  Hurricane 
Leeds (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. S 3491  Hurricane 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. S 3465  Hurricane 
White Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. S 3566  Harrisburg Junction 
Cobb Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 3645  Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. S 3501  Hurricane 
Sandy Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. E 3760  Pintura 
Jones Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. NW   Signal Peak 
Leeds Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. S 3356  Harrisburg Junction 
Italian Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. N 4564  Signal Peak 
Blue Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. NE 4580  Pintura 
Vanderbilt Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 3514  Hurricane 


Taxon Links for species Fraxinus velutina  Torr.

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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