Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15455 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ambrosia salsola (Torr. & Gray) Strother & B.G. Baldw.
Infraspecific    var. salsola 
Common name   burrobush
W. Fertig   23076  
Coll. Date 07 April 2007 
United States
Washington County
Locality Mojave Desert, Indian Spring Road, ca. 1 mile N of Lytle Ranch Road, ca 7.5 air miles N of Arizona state line, 6 miles WSW of Shivwits Indian Reservation.
     Elev.: 3900 ft. (1189 m.)
Habitat Notes Coleogyne ramosissima-Yucca brevifolia-Prunus fasciculata cty on rocky soil at base and toe of E-facing detached limestone block. 
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'  7.46" N, 113° 56'  59.76" W
Township Range T42S R19W S26 NW4, S27 NE4  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
Specimen Notes Elev. 3900-4100 ft., site burned in 2005, [=Hymenoclea salsola]. 


No synonyms recognized in the ITIS database.


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 15455s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00155s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02812s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02814s2.jpg 
specimen image: 04148s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08313s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10064s1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09339 Achnatherum speciosum      "desert needlegrass" 1.6 mi. SW
09332 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" 1.6 mi. SW
17925 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" 1.7 mi. SW
14460 Brickellia atractyloides      "spearleaf brickellbush" 1.6 mi. SW
15456 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" same section
09342 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 1.6 mi. SW
09338 Cryptantha virginensis      "Virgin River cat's eye" 1.6 mi. SW
17924 Ericameria       "Arizona goldenbush" 1.7 mi. SW
15454 Eriogonum inflatum  var. inflatum   "desert trumpet" same section
09347 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 1.6 mi. SW
09340 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" 1.6 mi. SW
09337 Parietaria pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania pellitory" 1.6 mi. SW
10192 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" 1.6 mi. N
10189 Prunus fasciculata      "desert almond" 1.6 mi. N
09344 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 1.6 mi. SW
14496 Psorothamnus polydenius      "Nevada dalea" 1.3 mi. SW
09346 Psorothamnus polydenius      "Nevada dalea" 1.6 mi. SW
10188 Rafinesquia neomexicana      "desert chicory" 1.6 mi. N
10193 Rumex hymenosepalus      "canaigre dock" 1.6 mi. N
09345 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 1.6 mi. SW
10191 Salvia columbariae      "chia" 1.6 mi. N
09341 Schismus barbatus      "Mediterranean grass" 1.6 mi. SW
15453 Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia      "gooseberry-leaf globemallow" same section
09348 Vicia ludoviciana      "Louisiana vetch" 1.6 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Reber Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. N 4242  Castle Cliff 
Middle Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 4728  Castle Cliff 
Sam Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 4685  West Mountain Peak 
Crazy Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. N 4580  West Mountain Peak 
Welcome Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. E 4544  Castle Cliff 
Indian Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. NE 5181  West Mountain Peak 
Grapevine Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. NE 5735  West Mountain Peak 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. SE 3862  Castle Cliff 
Badger Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5 mi. N 4479  West Mountain Peak 
Burgess Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. W   Castle Cliff 
Reber Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. W   Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. E 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Snow Spring Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 4.3 mi. W   Scarecrow Peak 
Snow Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. W 2562  Terry Benches 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. SE 4055  Castle Cliff 
Beaver Dam Mountains (Range) Washington County, UT 5 mi. NE 6998  West Mountain Peak 
Indian Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. NW   West Mountain Peak 
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. SE 3140  Castle Cliff 
West Mountain Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.2 mi. NE 7507  West Mountain Peak 
Bull Valley Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 4.9 mi. NW   Jacks Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Ambrosia salsola  (Torr. & Gray) Strother & B.G. Baldw.

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

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