Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15961 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Thelypodiopsis elegans (M.E. Jones) Rydb.
Common name   Westwater tumblemustard
R.D. Fitts   2009-6  
Coll. Date 14 May 2009 
United States
Uintah County
Locality Weaver Ridge;
     Elev.: 6280 ft. (1915 m.)
Habitat Notes semi-barren, white shale chips on soil; with Glossopetalon, Penstemon grahamii, Elymus salinus, Atriplex confertifolia.  
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 39° 56'  25.66" N, 109° 4'  40.85" W
UTM 12 4422919N  664208E 
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):

     Thelypodiopsis elegans (M.E. Jones) Rydb.

     Sisymbrium elegans (M.E. Jones) Payson
     Thelypodium elegans M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): Westwater tumblemustard, Westwater tumble-mustard.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23387, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Capparales
                                Family: Brassicaceae
                                    Genus: Thelypodiopsis
                                        Species: Thelypodiopsis elegans


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02670s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02671s2.jpg 
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specimen image: 10259s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10467s4.jpg 
specimen image: 11705d1.jpg 
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specimen image: 12110b1.jpg 
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specimen image: 12110s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15982 Aliciella pinnatifida      "sticky gilia" 1.8 mi. NE
15967 Astragalus spatulatus      "tufted milkvetch" same section
15968 Boechera selbyi     same section
15983 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" 1.8 mi. NE
14032 Cryptantha rollinsii      "Rollins' cat's eye" 1.3 mi. NE
15981 Cryptantha rollinsii      "Rollins' cat's eye" 1.9 mi. NE
15972 Eriogonum ovalifolium      "cushion wild buckwheat" 1.7 mi. N
14031 Galium multiflorum      "shrubby bedstraw" 1.3 mi. NE
14030 Penstemon pachyphyllus  var. pachyphyllus   "thick-leaf beardtongue" 1.3 mi. NE
15979 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 1.9 mi. NE
15998 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" 2 mi. N
14029 Physaria subumbellata      "parasol bladderpod" 1.3 mi. NE
14028 Schoenocrambe linifolia      "flaxleaf plainsmustard" same section
15980 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" 1.9 mi. NE
14027 Thlaspi montanum     same section
15985 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" 1 mi. W
15984 Townsendia strigosa      "hairy Townsend-daisy" 1.8 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Weaver Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 1340 ft. N 6168  Weaver Ridge 
Cripple Horse Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.5 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   Banta Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.8 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.8 mi. NW   Weaver Ridge 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.6 mi. NW   Weaver Ridge 
Cowboy Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.3 mi. N   Walsh Knolls 
Gilsonite Hills (Range) Rio Blanco County, CO 3.7 mi. E 6900  Weaver Ridge 
Duck Rock (Pillar) Uintah County, UT 3.9 mi. W 5177  Southam Canyon 
Evacuation Creek (Stream) Uintah County, UT 4.1 mi. NW   Davis Canyon 
Little Dicks Bottom (Bend) Uintah County, UT 5.2 mi. N 5059  Walsh Knolls 


Taxon Links for species Thelypodiopsis elegans  (M.E. Jones) Rydb.

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:

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