Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 17928 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Acacia greggii A. Gray
Common name   catclaw acacia
R. Van Buren   1797  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 14 May 2010 
United States
Washington County
Locality Bull Valley Road, just after crossing Beaver Dam Wash.
     Elev.: 2756 ft. (840 m.)
Latitude Longitude 37° 8'  17.7" N, 114° 1'  37.3" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L12S2. 


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

     Acacia greggii Gray

     Acacia greggii arizonicas Isely
     Senegalia greggii (Gray) Britton and Rose

Common Name(s): catclaw, catclaw acacia, devilsclaw, gregg catclaw, texas catclaw.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=26428, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Acacia
                                        Species: Acacia greggii


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05725s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08746s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08746 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" same section
05725 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 2511 ft. NW
14816 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 2270 ft. N
14495 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 595 ft. W
14494 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" 2353 ft. SE
08743 Amaranthus albus      "pale pigweed" same section
08738 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
10194 Baccharis glutinosa      "sticky seep-willow" 604 ft. W
10321 Baileya multiradiata      "desert marigold" 2346 ft. E
08733 Berula erecta      "cut-leaf water parsnip" same section
08736 Centaurium calycosum      "Western centaury" same section
08734 Chenopodium botrys      "Jerusalem oak goosefoot" same section
08744 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" same section
05742 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 2511 ft. NW
10320 Cryptantha utahensis      "Utah forget-me-not" 2346 ft. E
05745 Cucurbita foetidissima      "Missouri gourd" 2511 ft. NW
05760 Ficus carica      "edible fig" 2511 ft. NW
15452 Fraxinus pennsylvanica      "green ash" same section
05724 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" 2511 ft. NW
05746 Juglans major      "Arizona walnut" 2511 ft. NW
08735 Juncus torreyi      "Torrey's rush" same section
15219 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 1777 ft. NW
14490 Lycium andersonii      "Anderson's desert-thorn" 2353 ft. SE
05744 Lycium torreyi      "Torrey wolfberry" 2511 ft. NW
17930 Lygodesmia       "skeleton plant" 1976 ft. SE
08741 Mimulus bigelovii  var. cuspidatus  same section
05726 Morus alba      "white mulberry" 2511 ft. NW
05737 Neolloydia johnsonii     2511 ft. NW
05759 Nerium oleander      "oleander" 2511 ft. NW
05764 Opuntia acanthocarpa     2511 ft. NW
05763 Opuntia basilaris  var. basilaris   "beavertail pricklypear" 2511 ft. NW
05762 Opuntia engelmannii  var. linguiformis   "cactus apple" 2511 ft. NW
05761 Opuntia phaeacantha  var. laevis  2511 ft. NW
05765 Opuntia violacea     2511 ft. NW
05743 Paspalum distichum      "knotgrass" 2511 ft. NW
08737 Petunia parviflora     same section
10322 Phacelia ambigua      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 2346 ft. E
08745 Phoradendron californicum      "mesquite mistletoe" same section
08740 Polypogon viridis      "water beard grass" same section
08739 Psathyrotes annua      "annual turtleback" same section
05324 Punica granatum      "pomegranate" 2511 ft. NW
17929 Salix       "willow" same section
17927 Salix       "willow" same section
05727 Salix laevigata      "red willow" 2511 ft. NW
14815 Salix laevigata      "red willow" 2270 ft. N
08742 Solanum sarrachoides     same section
15432 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 1839 ft. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bull Valley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 782 ft. SW 2736  Scarecrow Peak 
Bull Valley Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 909 ft. SW   Jacks Mountain 
Indian Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1442 ft. NE   West Mountain Peak 
Little Bull Valley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. N   Scarecrow Peak 
Guy Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Scarecrow Peak 
Catclaw Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. N   Scarecrow Peak 
Reber Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. S   Castle Cliff 
Snow Spring Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 3.1 mi. S   Scarecrow Peak 
Snow Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. S 2562  Terry Benches 
Burgess Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. S   Castle Cliff 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. N   West Mountain Peak 
Lower Lime Mountain Well (Well) Lincoln County, NV 5.5 mi. N 3288  Scarecrow Peak 
Terry Benches (Bench) Lincoln County, NV 5.7 mi. SW 2815  Terry Benches 


Taxon Links for species Acacia greggii  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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