Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15241 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Juniperus osteosperma (Torr.) Little
Common name   Utah juniper
Barry Nielsen   4  
Coll. Date 30 August 2008 
United States
Utah County
Locality West Canyon Wash, at the confluence of Left Fork and West Canyon, ca. 5 air miles N of Cedar Fort;
     Elev.: 5601 ft. (1708 m.)
Habitat Notes riparian community in a wash. 
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 40° 24'  15.84" N, 112° 5'  55.98" 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):

     Juniperus osteosperma (Torr.) Little

     Juniperus californica ssp. osteosperma (Torr.) E. Murr.
     Juniperus californica var. osteosperma (Torr.) L. Benson
     Juniperus californica osterosperma (Torr.) Little
     Juniperus californica var. utahensis Engelm.
     Juniperus knighti
     Juniperus knightii A. Nels.
     Juniperus megalocarpa Sudworth
     Juniperus monosperma var. knightii (A. Nels.) Lemmon
     Juniperus occidentalis var. utahensis (Engelm.) Kent
     Juniperus utahensis (Engelm.) Lemmon
     Juniperus utahensis var. megalocarpa (Sudworth) Sarg.
     Sabina osteosperma (Torr.) Antoine
     Sabina utahensis (Engelm.) Rydb.

Common Name(s): Utah juniper.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=194859, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Coniferophyta
                    Class: Pinopsida
                        Order: Pinales
                            Family: Cupressaceae
                                Genus: Juniperus
                                    Species: Juniperus osteosperma


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00053s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01342s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02063s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02146s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02173s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03633s2.jpg 
specimen image: 13710s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15237 Acer negundo      "boxelder" 1.4 mi. SW
10709 Antennaria parvifolia      "small-leaf pussytoes" 1892 ft. NE
10710 Astragalus convallarius  var. convallarius   "lesser rushy milkvetch" 1892 ft. NE
10711 Chaenactis douglasii      "Douglas' dusty-maiden" 1892 ft. NE
10875 Eriogonum microthecum  var. laxiflorum   "Great Basin wild buckwheat" 1892 ft. NE
10721 Phoradendron juniperinum      "juniper mistletoe" 1892 ft. NE
15240 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 191 ft. NE
15242 Quercus gambelii      "Gambel oak" 204 ft. E
10722 Rumex occidentalis     1892 ft. NE
15238 Salix exigua      "narrow-leaf willow" 1.4 mi. SW
15305 Senecio       "ragwort" same section
10712 Solanum rostratum      "buffalobur nightshade" 1892 ft. NE
15239 Ulmus pumila      "Siberian elm" 1.4 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
West Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1286 ft. NW   Lowe Peak 
Left Fork West Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1286 ft. NW   Lowe Peak 
Cedar Grove (Woods) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 5509  Tickville Spring 
Oak Springs Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. E   Tickville Spring 
Willow Patch (Bar) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. NW 6247  Tickville Spring 
Long Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. S 6198  Tickville Spring 
City Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NW   Lowe Peak 
Cedar Fort Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. S 5371  Tickville Spring 
Bone Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. W   Lowe Peak 
Fivemile Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. S   Lowe Peak 
Cedar Valley (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. E   Allens Ranch 
Oak Springs (Spring) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. N 5958  Tickville Spring 
Fourmile Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. S   Mercur 
Sheps Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. N 6929  Tickville Spring 
Oak Grove (Locale) Utah County, UT 2 mi. W 6208  Lowe Peak 
Bald Knoll (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SW 7468  Lowe Peak 
Rose Canyon Spring (Spring) Salt Lake County, UT 3.1 mi. N 6103  Tickville Spring 
Iron Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. NW   Lowe Peak 
Farmers Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 6113  Lowe Peak 
Monkins Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. NW   Lowe Peak 


Taxon Links for species Juniperus osteosperma  (Torr.) Little

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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