Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 16856 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Oenothera primiveris A. Gray
Common name   desert evening primrose
Steve Hegji   0181  
Coll. Date 06 March 2013 
United States
Washington County
Locality Beaver Dam Mountains, Lytle Ranch road;
     Elev.: 3693 ft. (1126 m.)
Habitat Notes 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 37° 3'  52.54" N, 113° 53'  46.78" 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):

     Oenothera primiveris Gray

Common Name(s): desert evening primrose, desert eveningprimrose, desert evening-primrose.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=27410, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Myrtales
                                Family: Onagraceae
                                    Genus: Oenothera
                                        Species: Oenothera primiveris


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 16856s1.jpg specimen image: 16856a1.jpg specimen image: 16856b1.jpg specimen image: 16856c1.jpg
specimen image: 16856d1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04956s2.jpg 
specimen image: 04973s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10242s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10327s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11483f1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08387 Agave utahensis      "Utah dwarf century plant" 2527 ft. W
05310 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" same section
08958 Ambrosia eriocentra      "woolly bur-sage" 2527 ft. W
14286 Ambrosia eriocentra      "woolly bur-sage" 2480 ft. W
14459 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" 689 ft. W
15274 Arctostaphylos pringlei      "Pringle manzanita" 1.4 mi. W
05278 Baccharis sergiloides      "desert seep-willow" same section
14283 Brickellia microphylla  var. scabra   "rough brickellbush" 2480 ft. W
14284 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 2480 ft. W
05311 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" same section
14794 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 2362 ft. W
05700 Carya illinoinensis      "pecan" 2686 ft. W
15711 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. cycloptera  2.4 mi. SE
08389 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" 2527 ft. W
04190 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" same section
05275 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" same section
14795 Encelia virginensis      "Virgin River brittlebush" 2362 ft. W
17932 Ephedra fasciculata      "Mojave ephedra" same section
14798 Ephedra viridis  var. viridis  2362 ft. W
14808 Ericameria laricifolia      "turpentine bush" 1 mi. W
14282 Ericameria paniculata      "Mojave rabbitbrush" 2480 ft. W
14814 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 2491 ft. W
14797 Lepidium fremontii      "desert peppercress" 2362 ft. W
15712 Lepidium lasiocarpum  var. lasiocarpum  2.4 mi. SE
08385 Lesquerella rectipes      "straight bladderpod" 2527 ft. W
08959 Melia azedarach      "Chinaberrytree" 2527 ft. W
08305 Neolloydia johnsonii     2527 ft. W
05279 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" same section
08960 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" 2527 ft. W
14813 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" 2491 ft. W
14796 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" 2362 ft. W
05277 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" same section
14285 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" 2480 ft. W
02667 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1.4 mi. SE
02666 Physaria tenella      "Moapa bladderpod" 1.4 mi. SE
05268 Prunus fasciculata      "desert almond" same section
08245 Psilostrophe cooperi      "whitestem paperflower" 1698 ft. SW
14281 Psilostrophe cooperi      "whitestem paperflower" same section
05309 Psorothamnus polydenius  var. polydenius   "Nevada dalea" same section
15634 Rafinesquia neomexicana     2.4 mi. SE
08386 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 2527 ft. W
14457 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 689 ft. W
08957 Senecio douglasii  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" 2527 ft. W
14793 Senecio flaccidus  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" 2362 ft. W
05276 Stephanomeria tenuifolia  var. tenuifolia   "narrow-leaf wirelettuce" same section
02668 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 1.4 mi. SE
14458 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 689 ft. W
16857 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 77 ft. E
17931 Tiquilia canescens      "woody crinklemat" same section
11453 Tridens muticus      "slim tridens" 2572 ft. W
05469 Yucca schidigera      "Mojave yucca" same section
08388 Yucca schidigera      "Mojave yucca" 2527 ft. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. E 3862  Castle Cliff 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 4055  Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. NE   Castle Cliff 
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. S 3140  Castle Cliff 
Welcome Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. N 4544  Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. S 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Middle Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4 mi. N 4728  Castle Cliff 
Grapevine Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. N 5735  West Mountain Peak 
Reber Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.7 mi. N 4242  Castle Cliff 
Sam Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. N 4685  West Mountain Peak 
Black Warrior Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. E 6257  Jarvis Peak 
Westside Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. E 5794  Jarvis Peak 
Utah Hill Summit (Locale) Washington County, UT 4.6 mi. NE 4744  Jarvis Peak 
Crazy Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.4 mi. N 4580  West Mountain Peak 


Taxon Links for species Oenothera primiveris  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

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