Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13553 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Phacelia cephalotes A. Gray
Common name   virgin scorpionweed
W. Fertig   23909  
Coll. Date 28 May 2008 
United States
Kane County
Locality Colorado Plateau, E flank of Buckskin Mountain, W of House Rock Valley Road, ca 2.6 air miles N of AZ state line, ca 1 mile N of Coyote Wash.
     Elev.: 5125 ft. (1562 m.)
Latitude Longitude 37° 2'  12.19" N, 112° 1'  26.18" W
Township Range T43S R2W S28 SE4SE4SW4  
Datum NAD83 
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):

     Phacelia cephalotes Gray

Common Name(s): scorpion-weed, virgin phacelia.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31468, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Hydrophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Phacelia
                                        Species: Phacelia cephalotes


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 13553s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03009s3.jpg 
specimen image: 04196s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08518s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10118s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10365s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10529 Arctostaphylos patula      "greenleaf manzanita" 913 ft. SW
10540 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" 913 ft. SW
13533 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" 276 ft. E
10552 Centrostegia thurberi      "Thurber's spineflower" 913 ft. SW
10549 Chrysopsis villosa  var. minor   "hairy goldenaster" 913 ft. SW
10541 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  913 ft. SW
10538 Cryptantha circumscissa      "cushion forget-me-not" 913 ft. SW
13554 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" same section
10536 Eriastrum diffusum      "miniature woollystar" 913 ft. SW
10550 Eriogonum davidsonii      "Davidson's wild buckwheat" 913 ft. SW
10551 Eriogonum palmerianum      "Palmer's wild buckwheat" 913 ft. SW
13564 Euphorbia spathulata      "warty spurge" same section
10539 Gilia brecciarum  subsp. brecciarum   "Nevada gilia" 913 ft. SW
10650 Gilia flavocincta      "lesser yellowthroat gilia" 931 ft. SW
10530 Glossopetalon spinescens  var. aridum   "spiny greasebush" 913 ft. SW
10546 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" 913 ft. SW
10527 Layia glandulosa      "white-daisy tidytips" 913 ft. SW
10534 Lepidium densiflorum  var. ramosum   "common peppercress" 913 ft. SW
10547 Linanthus pungens      "granite prickly phlox" 913 ft. SW
10542 Lotus plebeius      "New Mexico bird's-foot trefoil" 913 ft. SW
10535 Lupinus brevicaulis      "shortstem lupine" 913 ft. SW
10544 Lupinus pusillus  var. intermontanus  913 ft. SW
10548 Microseris lindleyi      "Lindley's silverpuffs" 913 ft. SW
10537 Pellaea glabella      "smooth cliff brake" 913 ft. SW
10118 Phacelia cephalotes      "virgin scorpionweed" 1.3 mi. S
10545 Poa fendleriana  subsp. longiligula   "muttongrass" 913 ft. SW
10528 Quercus turbinella      "Sonoran scrub oak" 913 ft. SW
10543 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 913 ft. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cocks Comb (Summit) Kane County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 5387  Pine Hollow Canyon 
Wire Pass (Gap) Kane County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 4803  Pine Hollow Canyon 
Coyote Valley (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 1.2 mi. S   House Rock Spring 
Coyote Wash (Stream) Coconino County, AZ 1.2 mi. S   House Rock Spring 
Coyote Valley (Valley) Kane County, UT 1.2 mi. S   Pine Hollow Canyon 
Coyote Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 1.2 mi. S   Pine Hollow Canyon 
Pigeon Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 1.4 mi. E 4869  West Clark Bench 
Pine Hollow Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.1 mi. S   Pine Hollow Canyon 
Sand Hills (Range) Kane County, UT 2.2 mi. S 5072  Pine Hollow Canyon 
Sand Cove (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 3 mi. S   Coyote Buttes 
North Larkum Canyon (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 3.4 mi. S   Coyote Buttes 
Dry Lake Flat (Flat) Kane County, UT 3.4 mi. NE 5158  West Clark Bench 
Rubin Tank (Reservoir) Kane County, UT 3.3 mi. E 5364  West Clark Bench 
Coyote Buttes (Summit) Coconino County, AZ 4.8 mi. S 6293  Coyote Buttes 
Cottonwood Cove (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 5 mi. S   Coyote Buttes 
Steamboat Rock (Pillar) Kane County, UT 4.3 mi. SE 5522  West Clark Bench 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 4.5 mi. SW   Coyote Buttes 
Limestone Pothole (Basin) Kane County, UT 5.4 mi. N 5929  Pine Hollow Canyon 
Larkum Canyon (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 5.6 mi. S   Coyote Buttes 
Maries Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.7 mi. SW   Coyote Buttes 


Taxon Links for species Phacelia cephalotes  A. Gray

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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