Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15231 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr.
Common name   greasewood
Nicholas Peterson   6  
Coll. Date 13 September 2008 
United States
Utah County
Locality Cedar Valley, Fairfield vicinity, S of Utah Highway 73, near Camp Floyd State Park;
     Elev.: 4880 ft. (1488 m.)
Habitat Notes salt desert shrub community. 
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° 15'  34.32" N, 112° 5'  45.84" 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):

     Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr.

     Sarcobatus baileyi Coville
     Sarcobatus vermiculatus var. baileyi (Coville) Jepson

Common Name(s): black greasewood, greasewood.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20707, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Sarcobatus
                                        Species: Sarcobatus vermiculatus


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00791s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01063s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01393s3.jpg 
specimen image: 02202s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02378s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05388s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07844s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08613s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09215s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04645 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. consimilis   "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
15442 Gutierrezia sarothrae      "common snakeweed" 397 ft. NW
02150 Ribes aureum      "golden currant" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Fairfield Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 1164 ft. N 4885  Cedar Fort 
Stage Coach Inn State Historical Site (Locale) Utah County, UT 924 ft. E 4879  Cedar Fort 
Fairfield (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1286 ft. NE 4879  Cedar Fort 
Big Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1624 ft. NW 4899  Cedar Fort 
Camp Floyd State Historical Site (Locale) Utah County, UT 2647 ft. S 4899  Cedar Fort 
Camp Floyd Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 2753 ft. S 4895  Cedar Fort 
Fairfield Station (historical) (Building) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. W 5102  Mercur 
Manning Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.1 mi. NW   Mercur 
Wells Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.1 mi. W   Mercur 
Clay Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. W   Mercur 
Cedar Fort Station (historical) (Building) Utah County, UT 4.1 mi. N 4899  Cedar Fort 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 4.2 mi. N   Mercur 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 4.7 mi. N 5109  Cedar Fort 
Cedar Fort (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 4.7 mi. N 5079  Cedar Fort 
Cedar Valley Post Office (Post Office) Utah County, UT 4.7 mi. N 5079  Cedar Fort 
Spring Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 5 mi. N   Mercur 
Broadmouth Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 5.2 mi. N   Mercur 
Manning (Locale) Utah County, UT 4.5 mi. NW 5929  Mercur 
Thorpe Hills (Summit) Tooele County, UT 4.8 mi. SW 5896  Fivemile Pass 
Sevenmile Pass (Gap) Tooele County, UT 5.3 mi. SW 5633  Fivemile Pass 


Taxon Links for species Sarcobatus vermiculatus  (Hook.) Torr.

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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