Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14704 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ericameria discoidea (Nutt.) G.L. Nesom
Common name   whitestem goldenbush
R. Van Buren   1403  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 09 August 2006 
United States
Box Elder County
Locality Raft River Mountains, along FR022, ca. 1 mile S of The Meadows, up on top of rocks looking south to the Great Salt Lake;
     Elev.: 9691 ft. (2954 m.)
Habitat Notes with Pinus flexilis, Aster, Eriogonum; 
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 41° 54'  22.2" N, 113° 24'  27.89" 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: L6S2. 


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

     Ericameria discoidea (Nutt.) Nesom

Common Name(s): whitestem goldenbush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502361, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 13970s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14705 Artemisia frigida      "prairie sagewort" 1 mi. W
10761 Carex lenticularis      "lakeshore sedge" same section
10760 Carex phaeocephala      "dunhead sedge" same section
15949 Carex scopulorum      "mountain sedge" same section
10746 Castilleja angustifolia  var. flavescens   "pale narrow-leaf paintbrush" 1.9 mi. NE
10762 Dodecatheon pulchellum  var. pulchellum   "darkthroat shootingstar" same section
10749 Draba oligosperma  var. oligosperma   "few-seeded whitlow-cress" 1.9 mi. NE
10763 Epilobium alpinum  var. clavatum  same section
10747 Eremogone kingii     1.9 mi. NE
10750 Erigeron nanus      "dwarf fleabane" 1.9 mi. NE
10752 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. caespitosa   "caespitose four-nerve daisy" 1.9 mi. NE
10745 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1.9 mi. NE
10759 Phleum alpinum      "alpine timothy" same section
10741 Plagiobothrys scouleri      "Scouler's popcornflower" same section
10748 Potentilla ovina  var. ovina   "sheep cinquefoil" 1.9 mi. NE
14703 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" same section
10751 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1.9 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Raft River Mountains (Range) Box Elder County, UT 0.6 mi. SE 9170  Standrod 
Fisher Lake (Lake) Box Elder County, UT 0.7 mi. S 8819  Standrod 
Sawtooth National Forest - Raft River Division (Forest) Box Elder County, UT 0.9 mi. N 8800  Standrod 
The Meadows (Flat) Box Elder County, UT 1.1 mi. N 8862  Standrod 
Right Fork Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 8954  Standrod 
Cabin Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 1.8 mi. NW 8803  Standrod 
Right Fork Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 9098  Standrod 
Right Hand Fork Pine Creek (Stream) Box Elder County, UT 3.2 mi. S   Standrod 
Left Hand Fork Pine Creek (Stream) Box Elder County, UT 3.3 mi. S   Standrod 
Bull Flat (Flat) Box Elder County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 9206  Rosevere Point 
Dipping Vat (Locale) Box Elder County, UT 3.4 mi. S 6802  Rosette 
Dry Fork Pine Creek (Arroyo) Box Elder County, UT 2.9 mi. SW   Standrod 
Bull Lake (Reservoir) Box Elder County, UT 2.8 mi. E 9239  Rosevere Point 
Pine Creek Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3 mi. W 8846  Standrod 
Pine Creek Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.1 mi. W 8826  Standrod 
Big Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3 mi. E 9679  Rosevere Point 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Box Elder County, UT 3.9 mi. SE   Standrod 
Duncan Canyon (Valley) Box Elder County, UT 4.1 mi. S   Rosette 
Sawmill Canyon (Valley) Box Elder County, UT 4.1 mi. N   Standrod 
Jones Creek (Stream) Box Elder County, UT 4.6 mi. N   Standrod 


Taxon Links for species Ericameria discoidea  (Nutt.) G.L. Nesom

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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