Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 17796 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum leptocladon Torr. & Gray
Common name   sand wild buckwheat
R. Van Buren   1665  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 25 July 2007 
United States
Grand County
Locality Dead Horse Point Road (Utah Highway 313), ca. 1 mile S of the view area, SW of the rim of Sevenmile Canyon;
     Elev.: 5049 ft. (1539 m.)
Latitude Longitude 38° 38'  29.1" N, 109° 44'  32.1" 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: L18S1. 


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

     Eriogonum leptocladon Torr. & Gray

Common Name(s): fine branched buckwheat, sand buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=21179, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 09905s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10904s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11053s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13466s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895a1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895c1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895b1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
17795 Artemisia bigelovii      "Bigelow's sagebrush" 2176 ft. NW
17792 Asteraceae      2176 ft. NW
17794 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. stenophyllus  2176 ft. NW
17793 Ericameria nauseosa  var. juncea  2176 ft. NW
17790 Eriogonum contortum      "Grand Junction wild buckwheat" 2176 ft. NW
17789 Quercus x eastwoodiae  hybrid [gambelii x havardii x turbinella?]  2176 ft. NW
17791 Xylorhiza venusta      "Cisco woody aster" 2176 ft. NW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Monitor Butte (Summit) Grand County, UT 1.4 mi. N 5456  Merrimac Butte 
South Fork Sevenmile Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 1.2 mi. E   The Knoll 
Merrimac Butte (Summit) Grand County, UT 1.6 mi. N 5086  Merrimac Butte 
Arths Pasture (Flat) Grand County, UT 2.3 mi. S 5266  Gold Bar Canyon 
Courthouse Pasture (Flat) Grand County, UT 2.6 mi. N 5017  Merrimac Butte 
Lone Mesa (Area) Grand County, UT 2.3 mi. NW 5788  Jug Rock 
Determination Towers (Pillar) Grand County, UT 2.9 mi. N 4902  Jug Rock 
Determination Towers (Summit) Grand County, UT 2.9 mi. N 4892  Jug Rock 
Uranium Arch (Arch) Grand County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 5240  Merrimac Butte 
Jacks Arch (Arch) Grand County, UT 2.8 mi. E 5210  Merrimac Butte 
Corral Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 4 mi. NE   Merrimac Butte 
Crips Hole (Flat) Grand County, UT 4.2 mi. S 5364  The Knoll 
Courthouse Rock (Summit) Grand County, UT 4.3 mi. N 4912  Merrimac Butte 
Gemini Bridges (Arch) Grand County, UT 4.3 mi. SE 4981  Gold Bar Canyon 
Slickensides Arch (Arch) Grand County, UT 4.7 mi. N 4557  Merrimac Butte 
Courthouse Spring (Spring) Grand County, UT 5 mi. N 4531  Merrimac Butte 
Cedar Ridge (Ridge) Grand County, UT 4.5 mi. NE 4508  Merrimac Butte 
Mill Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 5.2 mi. N   Jug Rock 
Dalton Well (Well) Grand County, UT 5.5 mi. N 4403  Merrimac Butte 
Cedar Ridge Well (Well) Grand County, UT 5.3 mi. NE 4360  Merrimac Butte 


Taxon Links for species Eriogonum leptocladon  Torr. & 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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