Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14120 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Kochia americana S. Watson
R. Van Buren   775  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 30 June 2005 
United States
Tooele County
Locality Rush Valley, on N side of the rd to Faust, ca. 1 mile W of Utah Highway 73;
     Elev.: 5055 ft. (1541 m.)
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 40° 12'  54.89" N, 112° 15'  13.44" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L2S4. 


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

     Kochia americana S. Wats.

     Kochia americana var. vestita S. Wats.
     Kochia vestita (S. Wats.) Rydb.

Common Name(s): green molly, green molly summercypress, greenmolly, greenmolly kochia, kochia.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20694, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Kochia
                                        Species: Kochia americana


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03942s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08477 Erysimum repandum      "spreading wallflower" 1 mi. W
14122 Kochia       "summer-cypress" same section
03090 Lepidium montanum  var. montanum   "mountain pepperwort" 1.3 mi. E
14121 Sarcobatus vermiculatus      "greasewood" same section
08478 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1 mi. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Sabie Creek (Stream) Tooele County, UT 2.1 mi. SE   Sabie Mountain 
Boulter Creek (Stream) Tooele County, UT 2.5 mi. SE   Sabie Mountain 
Site of Rush Valley Pony Express Station (Locale) Tooele County, UT 2.2 mi. W 5063  Vernon NE 
Gillmore Well (Well) Tooele County, UT 3 mi. N 5148  Ophir 
Alma Young Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.9 mi. NE   Mercur 
Mitchell Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 4.4 mi. N   Mercur 
Sunshine Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 4.3 mi. NE   Mercur 
Clay Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 4.1 mi. NE 5650  Mercur 
McFait Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 4.9 mi. N   Mercur 
Topliff (Populated Place) Tooele County, UT 4.6 mi. SE 5122  Fivemile Pass 
Fivemile Pass (Gap) Tooele County, UT 4.1 mi. E 5309  Fivemile Pass 
Sunshine (Locale) Tooele County, UT 5.2 mi. NE 6122  Mercur 
Poker Knoll (Summit) Tooele County, UT 5.2 mi. SE 5309  Fivemile Pass 


Taxon Links for species Kochia americana  S. Watson

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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