Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15884 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Erysimum asperum (Nutt.) DC.
Common name   western wallflower
S. Hegji   109  
Coll. Date 21 May 2011 
United States
Tooele County
Locality Rush Valley, 1.8 km NE of Terra;
     Elev.: 5517 ft. (1682 m.)
Habitat Notes sandy roadside. 
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° 20'  6.79" N, 112° 36'  52.63" 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):

     Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum (Dougl. ex Hook.) Greene

     Cheirinia aspera (Nutt.) Britt.
     Erysimum arkansanum Nutt.
     Erysimum asperum (Nutt.) DC.
     Erysimum asperum var. arkansanum (Nutt.) Gray
     Erysimum asperum var. capitatum (Dougl. ex Hook.) Boivin
     Erysimum capitatum var. stellatum (J.T. Howell) Twisselmann
     Erysimum capitatum var. washoense G. Rossb.
     Erysimum elatum Nutt.
     Erysimum moniliforme Eastw.
     Erysimum wheeleri Rothrock

Common Name(s): plains wallflower, prairie rocket, sanddune wallflower, western wallflower.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=195784, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Capparales
                                Family: Brassicaceae
                                    Genus: Erysimum
                                        Species: Erysimum capitatum
                                            Variety: Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 15884a1.jpg specimen image: 15884b1.jpg specimen image: 15884c1.jpg specimen image: 15884s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 15552s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
18112 Camelina microcarpa      "littlepod false flax" 1.2 mi. NW
18114 Gilia inconspicua      "shy gilia" same section
15883 Lathyrus brachycalyx      "Bonneville sweetpea" 1987 ft. NW
15920 Rumex venosus      "veiny dock" 5 ft. E
15885 Rumex venosus      "veiny dock" 5 ft. E
18113 Townsendia florifer      "showy Townsend-daisy" same section
14026 Townsendia florifer      "showy Townsend-daisy" 1446 ft. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Willow Springs (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2012 ft. NE 5696  Johnson Pass 
Pack Springs (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2276 ft. SE 5578  Johnson Pass 
Sand Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2652 ft. N 5784  Johnson Pass 
Blue Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 0.8 mi. NE   Johnson Pass 
Ahlstrom Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 1 mi. NE 6004  Johnson Pass 
Terra (Populated Place) Tooele County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 5227  Terra 
Clay Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 1.6 mi. N 6014  Johnson Pass 
Devils Gate Narrows (Gap) Tooele County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 6158  Johnson Pass 
Mud Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 1.8 mi. N 6093  Johnson Pass 
Park Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.2 mi. S 5410  Johnson Pass 
Barlow Hollow (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.8 mi. W   Deseret Peak East 
Condie Meadows (Flat) Tooele County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 5758  Terra 
Hatch Ranch (Locale) Tooele County, UT 2.3 mi. S 5010  Terra 
Rock Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.6 mi. N 7064  Johnson Pass 
Caldwell Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 3.2 mi. S 5302  Johnson Pass 
Johnson Pass (Gap) Tooele County, UT 2.5 mi. E 6444  Johnson Pass 
Deadman Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.2 mi. NW   Deseret Peak East 
Vickory Mountain (Summit) Tooele County, UT 4.2 mi. N 10217  Deseret Peak East 
Vickory Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.5 mi. E   Deseret Peak East 
The Dell (Basin) Tooele County, UT 4.6 mi. S 5768  Johnson Pass 


Taxon Links for species Erysimum asperum  (Nutt.) DC.

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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