Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14811 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Purshia glandulosa Curran
Common name   desert bitterbrush
R. Van Buren   1513  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 05 May 2007 
United States
Washington County
Locality northern slope of the Beaver Dam Mountains, W side of Old Highway 91, ca. 0.5 mile N of Utah Hill Summit, at the junction with Hell Hole Pass Rd, N of the substation;
     Elev.: 4616 ft. (1407 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° 6'  41.82" N, 113° 49'  27.72" 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: L3S1. 


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

     Purshia glandulosa Curran

     Purshia tridentata var. glandulosa (Curran) M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): antelope brush, desert bitterbrush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25289, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Rosaceae
                                    Genus: Purshia
                                        Species: Purshia glandulosa


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 08374s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02961 Achnatherum hymenoides      "Indian ricegrass" same section
17915 Arctostaphylos pringlei      "Pringle manzanita" 1 mi. S
14275 Arctostaphylos pringlei      "Pringle manzanita" same section
17898 Arctostaphylos pungens      "pointleaf manzanita" same section
02959 Aristida purpurea      "purple threeawn" same section
17916 Asteraceae      1.5 mi. SW
17918 Cercocarpus montanus      "alderleaf mountain mahogany" 1.5 mi. SW
15278 Garrya flavescens      "ashy silktassel" same section
14023 Gilia inconspicua      "shy gilia" 1.2 mi. SW
14022 Mimulus rubellus      "little redstem monkeyflower" 1.2 mi. SW
14812 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 2.1 mi. SE
02957 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" same section
17917 Symphoricarpos       "snowberry" 1.5 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Utah Hill Summit (Locale) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. S 4744  Jarvis Peak 
Tahoari (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 5502  Jarvis Peak 
Westside Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. S 5794  Jarvis Peak 
Jarvis Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 6411  Jarvis Peak 
Reef Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. E 4288  Jarvis Peak 
Apex Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 3 mi. S 5243  Jarvis Peak 
Black Warrior Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. S 6257  Jarvis Peak 
Paymaster Mine Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. S 5492  Jarvis Peak 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. W 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. SW   Castle Cliff 
Laub Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. E 3757  Jarvis Peak 
Quail Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. SE 4232  Jarvis Peak 
Mine Valley (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Mine Valley Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. SE 4472  Jarvis Peak 
West Mountain Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 4.4 mi. NW 7507  West Mountain Peak 
Grapevine Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. W 5735  West Mountain Peak 
Beaver Dam Mountains (Range) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. NW 6998  West Mountain Peak 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 4.6 mi. SW 3862  Castle Cliff 
Paiute Indian Reservation (Reserve) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. NE 3566  Shivwits 
Cedar Pockets (Range) Washington County, UT 5.2 mi. S 4564  Jarvis Peak 


Taxon Links for species Purshia glandulosa  Curran

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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