Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 16008 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Zuckia brandegeei (Gray) Welsh & Stutz ex Welsh
Infraspecific    var. brandegeei 
Common name   siltbush
R.D. Fitts   2009-62  
   with S.C. Fitts
Coll. Date 26 June 2009 
United States
Uintah County
Locality W rim of Cripple Horse Canyon, about 1.4 km W of the Colorado border.
     Elev.: 6240 ft. (1902 m.)
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° 58'  27.27" N, 109° 4'  30.53" W
UTM 12 4426674N  664372E 
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):

     Zuckia brandegeei var. brandegeei (Gray) Welsh & Stutz ex Welsh

     Atriplex brandegeei (Gray) Collotzi ex W.A. Weber
     Grayia brandegeei Gray

Common Name(s): brandegee siltbush, Brandegee's siltbush, siltbush, spineless hopsage.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=530925, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Zuckia
                                        Species: Zuckia brandegeei
                                            Variety: Zuckia brandegeei var. brandegeei


Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15982 Aliciella pinnatifida      "sticky gilia" 1.5 mi. SE
15978 Aliciella pinnatifida      "sticky gilia" 1.7 mi. N
16011 Artemisia nova      "black sagebrush" 1467 ft. SE
15997 Astragalus chamaeleuce      "cicada milkvetch" 1 mi. SW
16006 Astragalus convallarius  var. convallarius   "lesser rushy milkvetch" 1467 ft. SE
15975 Calochortus nuttallii      "sego lily" 1 mi. N
15983 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" 1.5 mi. SE
16000 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" 1.2 mi. SW
15996 Chamaechaenactis scaposa      "fullstem" 1 mi. SW
15999 Cirsium scopulorum      "mountain thistle" same section
14032 Cryptantha rollinsii      "Rollins' cat's eye" 1.5 mi. SE
15981 Cryptantha rollinsii      "Rollins' cat's eye" 1.5 mi. SE
16013 Eriogonum batemanii      "Bateman's wild buckwheat" 145 ft. S
15974 Eriogonum ovalifolium      "cushion wild buckwheat" same section
15972 Eriogonum ovalifolium      "cushion wild buckwheat" same section
14031 Galium multiflorum      "shrubby bedstraw" 1.5 mi. SE
16005 Gilia pinnatifida     same section
16009 Gilia stenothyrsa     4 ft. SW
15970 Lappula squarrosa      "European stickseed" same section
16007 Mentzelia multicaulis      "many-stemmed blazingstar" 118 ft. S
15966 Penstemon fremontii      "Fremont's beardtongue" 1.1 mi. E
14030 Penstemon pachyphyllus  var. pachyphyllus   "thick-leaf beardtongue" 1.5 mi. SE
15979 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 1.5 mi. SE
15969 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
15976 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 1.8 mi. N
15973 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" same section
16004 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" same section
15998 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" 1 mi. SW
16012 Physaria rectipes      "straight bladderpod" same section
14029 Physaria subumbellata      "parasol bladderpod" 1.5 mi. SE
16001 Pseudoroegneria spicata      "bluebunch wheatgrass" 1.2 mi. SW
15980 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" 1.5 mi. SE
16010 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" same section
15971 Townsendia strigosa      "hairy Townsend-daisy" 1493 ft. SE
15984 Townsendia strigosa      "hairy Townsend-daisy" 1.5 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cripple Horse Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 1.3 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 2.1 mi. S 6168  Weaver Ridge 
Cowboy Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.1 mi. N   Walsh Knolls 
Little Dicks Bottom (Bend) Uintah County, UT 2.9 mi. N 5059  Walsh Knolls 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.5 mi. W   Weaver Ridge 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.9 mi. W   Weaver Ridge 
Gilsonite Draw (Valley) Rio Blanco County, CO 4.3 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Evacuation Creek (Stream) Uintah County, UT 3.9 mi. W   Davis Canyon 
Duck Rock (Pillar) Uintah County, UT 4 mi. W 5177  Southam Canyon 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 5 mi. SE   Banta Ridge 
Gilsonite Hills (Range) Rio Blanco County, CO 4.7 mi. SE 6900  Weaver Ridge 
Iron Bridge Mine (Mine) Rio Blanco County, CO 5.5 mi. NE 5315  Walsh Knolls 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Rio Blanco County, CO 5.7 mi. NE   Banta Ridge 


Taxon Links for species Zuckia brandegeei  (Gray) Welsh & Stutz ex Welsh

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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