Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 17821 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum contortum Small
Common name   Grand Junction wild buckwheat
R. Van Buren   1690  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 26 July 2007 
United States
Grand County
Locality Windy Mesa vicinity, along I-70 at eastbound Mile Post 206;
     Elev.: 4491 ft. (1369 m.)
Latitude Longitude 38° 57'  1.6" N, 109° 23'  31.4" 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: L9S1. 


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


Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
White House (Locale) Grand County, UT 1 mi. W 4446  White House 
Dead Sheep Pond (Lake) Grand County, UT 3.5 mi. N 4502  Cisco Springs 
Windy Mesa (Summit) Grand County, UT 3.4 mi. NW 4695  White House 
Pinto Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.1 mi. S   Calf Canyon 
Nash Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.4 mi. S   Bogart Canyon 
Twin Pond (Lake) Grand County, UT 4.6 mi. N 4521  Cisco Springs 
Big Hole Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.6 mi. N   Cisco Springs 
San Arroyo (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.7 mi. S   Cisco SW 
Death Valley (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.8 mi. N   Cisco Springs 
Cisco (Populated Place) Grand County, UT 4.1 mi. E 4367  Cisco 
Corral Canyon Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 5.2 mi. N   Cisco Springs 
Holding Pond (Lake) Grand County, UT 5 mi. NW 4679  Cisco Springs 
Dugout Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 5.4 mi. SW   Cisco SW 
Monument Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 5.5 mi. SW   Sagers Flat 
Bread Knolls (Summit) Grand County, UT 6.1 mi. N 4659  Cisco Springs 


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

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