Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03846 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Psathyrotes pilifera A. Gray
Common name   hairy turtleback
R. Van Buren   s.n.  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 17 October 1997 
United States
Washington County
Locality Quail Creek Dam.
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° 10'  37" N, 113° 23'  44" W
Township Range T41S, R14W, Sec. 35  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Psathyrotes pilifera Gray

Common Name(s): hairybeast brittlestem, hairybeast turtleback, hairy-beast turtleback.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=38294, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Psathyrotes
                                        Species: Psathyrotes pilifera


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03846s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02360s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14247 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" 2840 ft. N
02653 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
14245 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" 2840 ft. N
03850 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" same section
02812 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" same section
02814 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" same section
03848 Ceratoides lanata      "winterfat" same section
02816 Chaenactis carphoclinia      "pebble pincushion" same section
02982 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" 1.1 mi. N
13233 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" same section
02654 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" same section
04213 Cymopterus multinervatus      "purple-nerved spring parsley" 2664 ft. NE
04217 Dichelostemma pulchellum      "bluedicks" 2664 ft. NE
02977 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" 1.1 mi. N
08122 Gilia hutchinsifolia     same section
03847 Hilaria rigida      "big galleta" same section
03849 Krameria       "little-leaf ratany" same section
02975 Mentzelia       "blazingstar" 1.5 mi. N
02815 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" same section
02651 Mentzelia tricuspis     same section
02813 Mirabilis bigelovii      "Bigelow's desert four o'clock" same section
04216 Quercus turbinella      "Sonoran scrub oak" 2664 ft. NE
03851 Salsola tragus      "prickly Russian thistle" same section
02652 Salvia columbariae      "chia" same section
05769 Stephanomeria exigua      "small wirelettuce" 1.1 mi. N
14246 Tetradymia axillaris      "longspine horsebrush" 2840 ft. N
14248 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave woody aster" 2840 ft. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Harrisburg Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 1528 ft. NW 3501  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Gap (Gap) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. E 2792  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. E   Harrisburg Junction 
Quail Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. E   Signal Peak 
Berry Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1 mi. SE 2809  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. E   Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. NW 3166  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2 mi. N 3009  Harrisburg Junction 
Purgatory Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 2884  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. N 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. NW   Harrisburg Junction 
Little Purgatory (Area) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 3340  Hurricane 
Harrisburg Junction (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. SW 3127  Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Willow Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3 mi. S 2894  Harrisburg Junction 
Sand Mountain Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. S 2891  Harrisburg Junction 
Water Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Grapevine Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. NE   Pintura 
Red Cliffs Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. N 3265  Harrisburg Junction 
East Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 3 mi. NE 3009  Hurricane 


Taxon Links for species Psathyrotes pilifera  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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