Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15418 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt.
Infraspecific    var. canescens 
Common name   four-winged saltbush
Aaron Searle   15  
Coll. Date 13 September 2008 
United States
Washington County
Locality SE end of Bloomington Hill, Bloomington vicinity, E of the Red Bluff Poppy Preserve;
     Elev.: 2532 ft. (772 m.)
Habitat Notes with Larrea tridentata. 
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° 3'  5.61" N, 113° 37'  21.62" 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.


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.
05884 Astragalus eremiticus      "hermit milkvetch" 1.5 mi. E
14599 Atriplex torreyi      "Torrey's saltbush" 1.6 mi. SW
08956 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" same section
03842 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" same section
16032 Camissonia parryi      "Parry's suncup" same section
15303 Camissonia parryi      "Parry's suncup" 113 ft. E
03843 Camissonia parryi      "Parry's suncup" same section
03852 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" same section
15244 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 1.3 mi. W
15417 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 994 ft. W
05605 Chloris virgata      "feather windmill grass" 1.6 mi. NW
05598 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. consimilis   "rubber rabbitbrush" 1.6 mi. NW
05604 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" 1.3 mi. W
15286 Eriogonum corymbosum      "crisp-leaf wild buckwheat" 1.5 mi. E
03882 Eriogonum corymbosum  var. glutinosum   "sticky wild buckwheat" same section
16033 Eriogonum deflexum      "flat-topped wild buckwheat" same section
03877 Eriogonum deflexum      "flat-topped wild buckwheat" same section
03876 Eriogonum deflexum      "flat-topped wild buckwheat" same section
03853 Eriogonum inflatum      "desert trumpet" same section
05880 Eriogonum thomasii      "Thomas' wild buckwheat" same section
05881 Eriophyllum lanosum      "white easterbonnets" same section
05907 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" same section
08955 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" same section
12029 Linanthus demissus      "desertsnow" same section
15287 Petalonyx parryi      "Parry's sandpaper plant" 1.5 mi. E
03854 Salsola paulsenii      "barbwire Russian thistle" same section
05587 Solidago wrightii      "Wright's goldenrod" 1.6 mi. NW
08005 Tetradymia axillaris      "longspine horsebrush" 1836 ft. W
04323 Tidestromia oblongifolia      "Arizona honeysweet" same section
04332 Tidestromia oblongifolia      "Arizona honeysweet" same section
03880 Tidestromia oblongifolia      "Arizona honeysweet" same section
08999 Tidestromia oblongifolia      "Arizona honeysweet" 1.1 mi. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bloomington Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 2700  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1 mi. E 2523  Saint George 
Bloomington (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1 mi. SE 2520  Saint George 
Price City (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 2500  Saint George 
Atkinville (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. S 2503  White Hills 
Atkinville Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. S   Saint George 
Curly Hollow Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. S   Jarvis Peak 
Red Bluff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. NW 3255  White Hills 
Price Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. E 2539  Saint George 
Bloomington School (School) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. E 2543  Saint George 
Price Bench Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. E 2579  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 2 mi. E 2556  Saint George 
Little Round Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 2464  White Hills 
The Gap (Gap) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. N 2923  White Hills 
Lizard Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. S 2595  Saint George 
Lizard Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.7 mi. S   Lizard Point 
Val Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. SW   White Hills 
Santa Clara Saint George Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. N 2625  Saint George 
Mokaac Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. SE 2602  Saint George 
Big Round Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. SW 2444  White Hills 


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

Google Images

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:

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