Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14243 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt.
Infraspecific    var. canescens 
Common name   four-winged saltbush
R. Van Buren   1243  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 20 July 2005 
United States
Washington County
Locality Harrisburg Flat, on W side of Red Cliffs Recreation Area Rd, ca. 0.75 mile NW of Harrisburg;
     Elev.: 3087 ft. (941 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 37° 12'  38.52" N, 113° 24'  3.18" 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 female shrub; Journal Code: L8S2b. 


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

     Atriplex canescens var. canescens (Pursh) Nutt.

     Atriplex canescens var. occidentalis (Torr. & Frém.) Welsh & Stutz
     Atriplex tetraptera (Benth.) Rydb.

Common Name(s): fourwing saltbush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192226, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Atriplex
                                        Species: Atriplex canescens
                                            Variety: Atriplex canescens var. canescens


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01282s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02233s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02247s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02260s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02270s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02824s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09210s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09421s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09949s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10638s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14247 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" 1.8 mi. S
14245 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" 1.8 mi. S
08912 Amsinckia intermedia     1 mi. N
04192 Amsinckia tessellata      "bristly fiddleneck" 1 mi. W
08390 Anemopsis californica      "yerba mansa" same section
12542 Astragalus lentiginosus      "freckled milkvetch" 1.1 mi. N
08907 Astragalus nuttallianus  var. imperfectus   "Mojave small-flowered milkvetch" 1 mi. N
14242 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" same section
05271 Baccharis sergiloides      "desert seep-willow" 1 mi. N
08906 Brickellia longifolia      "long-leaf brickellbush" 1 mi. N
05272 Brickellia longifolia      "long-leaf brickellbush" 1.3 mi. N
08918 Bromus diandrus      "great brome" 1 mi. N
02982 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" 1.3 mi. S
15266 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" same section
05699 Chrysothamnus paniculatus      "Mojave rabbitbrush" 1.3 mi. N
04294 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1.9 mi. SE
04293 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1.9 mi. SE
08913 Croton californicus      "California croton" 1 mi. N
12535 Croton californicus      "California croton" same section
14244 Croton californicus      "California croton" same section
04213 Cymopterus multinervatus      "purple-nerved spring parsley" 1.9 mi. S
04217 Dichelostemma pulchellum      "bluedicks" 1.9 mi. S
08914 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" 1 mi. N
15422 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" 2561 ft. SW
02977 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" 1.3 mi. S
08908 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" 1 mi. N
08911 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" 1 mi. N
08910 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 1 mi. N
14241 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" same section
15421 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 2561 ft. SW
15265 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" same section
15419 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 2561 ft. SW
04197 Lotus humistratus      "foothill deervetch" 1 mi. W
02975 Mentzelia       "blazingstar" same section
04198 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" 1 mi. W
04199 Mirabilis multiflora      "Colorado four o'clock" 1 mi. W
05273 Morus alba      "white mulberry" 2653 ft. SW
04195 Nama demissum      "purplemat" 1 mi. W
05728 Opuntia echinocarpa     1878 ft. SW
05718 Opuntia phaeacantha  var. discata  1878 ft. SW
08921 Opuntia phaeacantha  var. major  1 mi. N
04295 Penstemon ambiguus  var. laevissimus   "shrubby sand beardtongue" 1.9 mi. SE
03009 Phacelia cephalotes      "virgin scorpionweed" 1.7 mi. N
04196 Phacelia cephalotes      "virgin scorpionweed" 1 mi. W
08905 Phacelia cryptantha      "hidden-flower scorpionweed" 1 mi. N
04200 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1 mi. W
05686 Pluchea sericea      "arrow weed" 1 mi. N
08755 Pluchea sericea      "arrow weed" 1 mi. N
15420 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" 2561 ft. SW
15264 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" same section
05698 Prosopis odorata     1 mi. N
04216 Quercus turbinella      "Sonoran scrub oak" 1.9 mi. S
08915 Rafinesquia californica      "California chicory" 1 mi. N
04296 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 1.9 mi. SE
05769 Stephanomeria exigua      "small wirelettuce" 1.3 mi. S
14246 Tetradymia axillaris      "longspine horsebrush" 1.8 mi. S
14527 Thymophylla acerosa      "prickly-leaf dogweed" 1.1 mi. N
08917 Triticum aestivum      "cultivated wheat" 1 mi. N
14248 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave woody aster" 1.8 mi. S
08919 Yucca utahensis      "Utah narrow-leaf yucca" 1 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Harrisburg Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1452 ft. SW 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1969 ft. N   Signal Peak 
Harrisburg (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2592 ft. SE 3009  Harrisburg Junction 
Water Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Red Cliffs Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 1 mi. N 3265  Harrisburg Junction 
Red Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. N 3232  Harrisburg Junction 
Dicks Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. N   Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. S 3166  Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 3356  Harrisburg Junction 
Little Purgatory (Area) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. E 3340  Hurricane 
Harrisburg Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. S 3501  Harrisburg Junction 
Cobb Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. NE 3645  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2 mi. SW   Harrisburg Junction 
White Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 3566  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Gap (Gap) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. SE 2792  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. SE   Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. SE   Harrisburg Junction 
Quail Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. SE   Signal Peak 
Leeds Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 3416  Hurricane 
Big Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. NE 3642  Hurricane 


Taxon Links for species Atriplex canescens  (Pursh) Nutt.

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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