Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14394 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum leptocladon Torr. & Gray
Infraspecific    var. papiliunculi Reveal
Common name   butterfly wild buckwheat
R. Van Buren   1071  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 03 August 2005 
United States
Garfield County
Locality on Spencer Flat Rd (a wilderness study area access road), 0.1 mi S of Utah Highway 12, N of Little Spencer Flat;
     Elev.: 6017 ft. (1834 m.)
Habitat Notes in sand, with Artemisia filifolia; 
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° 44'  33.96" N, 111° 26'  52.32" 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: L4S1, large shrub, white flowered. 


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

     Eriogonum leptocladon var. papiliunculi Reveal

Common Name(s): sand buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528006, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Polygonales
                                Family: Polygonaceae
                                    Genus: Eriogonum
                                        Species: Eriogonum leptocladon
                                            Variety: Eriogonum leptocladon var. papiliunculi


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 09905s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10904s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11053s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13466s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895a1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895c1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895b1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07165 Asclepias tuberosa      "butterfly milkweed" same section
06030 Asclepias tuberosa      "butterfly milkweed" 2884 ft. N
07166 Eriogonum leptocladon  var. papiliunculi   "butterfly wild buckwheat" same section
06130 Linum aristatum      "bristle flax" 1 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Little Spencer Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 0.9 mi. S 5916  Tenmile Flat 
Escalante Natural Bridge (Bridge) Garfield County, UT 2.1 mi. N 5558  Calf Creek 
Sand Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2.3 mi. N   Jacobs Reservoir 
Phipps Arch (Arch) Garfield County, UT 2.3 mi. E 5561  Calf Creek 
Calf Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. NE   Calf Creek 
Maverick Bridge (Bridge) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. NE 5364  Calf Creek 
Sand Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.6 mi. N   Calf Creek 
Phipps Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. NE   Tenmile Flat 
Garfield County (Civil) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. W 6004  Escalante 
Calf Creek Campground (Locale) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. NE 5443  Calf Creek 
Calf Creek Recreation Area (Locale) Garfield County, UT 4 mi. NE 5355  Calf Creek 
Bowington Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. N 5889  Calf Creek 
Willow Patch Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.3 mi. N   Calf Creek 
Bowington Arch (Arch) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. NE 5407  Calf Creek 
Big Horn (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.7 mi. S   Tenmile Flat 
Death Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. NW   Roger Peak 
Mamie Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. NW   Escalante 
Tenmile Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 4.7 mi. S 5328  Tenmile Flat 
Haymaker Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4.5 mi. NE 5958  Calf Creek 
Big Spencer Flats (Flat) Garfield County, UT 4 mi. SE 5742  Tenmile Flat 


Taxon Links for species Eriogonum leptocladon  Torr. & Gray

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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