Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14245 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ambrosia dumosa (A. Gray) Payne
Common name   common bur-sage
R. Van Buren   900  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 20 July 2005 
United States
Washington County
Locality eastern slopes of Harrisburg Bench, W side of Quail Creek Reservoir, ca. 1.5 miles S of Harrisburg.
     Elev.: 3031 ft. (924 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° 11'  4.38" N, 113° 23'  51.63" 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: L9S1. 


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

     Ambrosia dumosa (Gray) Payne

     Franseria dumosa Gray

Common Name(s): burrobush, white bursage.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=36506, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Ambrosia
                                        Species: Ambrosia dumosa


Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14247 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
02653 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
03850 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" 2840 ft. S
02814 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" same section
02812 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" same section
14242 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 1.8 mi. N
14243 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 1.8 mi. N
03848 Ceratoides lanata      "winterfat" 2840 ft. S
02816 Chaenactis carphoclinia      "pebble pincushion" same section
02982 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" same section
15266 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 1.5 mi. N
02654 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" same section
13233 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" same section
14244 Croton californicus      "California croton" 1.8 mi. N
04213 Cymopterus multinervatus      "purple-nerved spring parsley" 808 ft. SE
04217 Dichelostemma pulchellum      "bluedicks" 808 ft. SE
15422 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" 1.5 mi. N
02977 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" same section
08122 Gilia hutchinsifolia     1.2 mi. SE
03847 Hilaria rigida      "big galleta" 2840 ft. S
03849 Krameria       "little-leaf ratany" 2840 ft. S
15421 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 1.5 mi. N
14241 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 1.8 mi. N
15419 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 1.5 mi. N
15265 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 1.5 mi. N
02975 Mentzelia       "blazingstar" 1 mi. N
02815 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" same section
02651 Mentzelia tricuspis     same section
02813 Mirabilis bigelovii      "Bigelow's desert four o'clock" same section
05273 Morus alba      "white mulberry" 1.6 mi. N
05728 Opuntia echinocarpa     1.6 mi. N
05718 Opuntia phaeacantha  var. discata  1.6 mi. N
15420 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" 1.5 mi. N
15264 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" 1.5 mi. N
03846 Psathyrotes pilifera      "hairy turtleback" 2840 ft. S
04216 Quercus turbinella      "Sonoran scrub oak" 808 ft. SE
03851 Salsola tragus      "prickly Russian thistle" 2840 ft. S
02652 Salvia columbariae      "chia" same section
05769 Stephanomeria exigua      "small wirelettuce" same section
14246 Tetradymia axillaris      "longspine horsebrush" same section
14248 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave woody aster" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Harrisburg Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 2199 ft. S 3501  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. NW 3166  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Gap (Gap) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 2792  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. SE   Harrisburg Junction 
Quail Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. SE   Signal Peak 
Harrisburg Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. SE   Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. N 3009  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. N 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Berry Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 2809  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. W   Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Little Purgatory (Area) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. NE 3340  Hurricane 
Purgatory Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 2884  Harrisburg Junction 
Water Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Harrisburg Junction (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. SW 3127  Harrisburg Junction 
Red Cliffs Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. N 3265  Harrisburg Junction 
Red Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 3 mi. N 3232  Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 3 mi. N 3356  Harrisburg Junction 
Dicks Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. N   Harrisburg Junction 
Grapevine Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. E   Pintura 


Taxon Links for species Ambrosia dumosa  (A. Gray) Payne

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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