Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 17790 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
PolygonaceaePolygonaceaePolygonaceae  
Species Eriogonum contortum Small
Common name   Grand Junction wild buckwheat
Collector(s)
R. Van Buren   1659  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 25 July 2007 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Grand County
Locality Dead Horse Point Road (Utah Highway 313), view area ca. 4.5 miles E of the junction with U.S. Highway 191, SW of the rim of Sevenmile Canyon;
     Elev.: 4977 ft. (1517 m.)
Latitude Longitude 38° 38'  43.7" N, 109° 44'  11.9" 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: L17S3. 

Taxonomy


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

     Eriogonum contortum Small

Common Name(s): grand buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=21101, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Polygonales
                                Family: Polygonaceae
                                    Genus: Eriogonum
                                        Species: Eriogonum contortum
                                                                                            

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Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
17795 Artemisia bigelovii      "Bigelow's sagebrush" same section
17792 Asteraceae      same section
17794 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. stenophyllus  same section
17793 Ericameria nauseosa  var. juncea  same section
17796 Eriogonum leptocladon      "sand wild buckwheat" 2176 ft. SE
17789 Quercus x eastwoodiae  hybrid [gambelii x havardii x turbinella?]  same section
17791 Xylorhiza venusta      "Cisco woody aster" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
South Fork Sevenmile Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 0.8 mi. E   The Knoll 
Monitor Butte (Summit) Grand County, UT 1 mi. N 5456  Merrimac Butte 
Merrimac Butte (Summit) Grand County, UT 1.2 mi. N 5086  Merrimac Butte 
Courthouse Pasture (Flat) Grand County, UT 2.3 mi. N 5017  Merrimac Butte 
Arths Pasture (Flat) Grand County, UT 2.6 mi. S 5266  Gold Bar Canyon 
Determination Towers (Pillar) Grand County, UT 2.7 mi. N 4902  Jug Rock 
Determination Towers (Summit) Grand County, UT 2.7 mi. N 4892  Jug Rock 
Uranium Arch (Arch) Grand County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 5240  Merrimac Butte 
Lone Mesa (Area) Grand County, UT 2.4 mi. W 5788  Jug Rock 
Jacks Arch (Arch) Grand County, UT 2.5 mi. E 5210  Merrimac Butte 
Corral Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 3.6 mi. NE   Merrimac Butte 
Courthouse Rock (Summit) Grand County, UT 4 mi. N 4912  Merrimac Butte 
Slickensides Arch (Arch) Grand County, UT 4.4 mi. N 4557  Merrimac Butte 
Gemini Bridges (Arch) Grand County, UT 4.4 mi. S 4981  Gold Bar Canyon 
Cedar Ridge (Ridge) Grand County, UT 4.1 mi. NE 4508  Merrimac Butte 
Courthouse Spring (Spring) Grand County, UT 4.7 mi. N 4531  Merrimac Butte 
Crips Hole (Flat) Grand County, UT 4.6 mi. S 5364  The Knoll 
Mill Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.9 mi. N   Jug Rock 
Dalton Well (Well) Grand County, UT 5.1 mi. N 4403  Merrimac Butte 
Cedar Ridge Well (Well) Grand County, UT 4.9 mi. NE 4360  Merrimac Butte 

Links

Taxon Links for species Eriogonum contortum  Small

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:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Eriogonum+contortum

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