Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 18101 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Salvia columbariae Benth.
Common name   chia
Steve Hegji   0258  
Coll. Date 24 April 2014 
United States
Washington County
Locality Welcome Spring;
     Elev.: 4484 ft. (1367 m.)
Habitat Notes dry wash in canyon bottom just above the spring. 
Latitude Longitude 37° 5'  50.34" N, 113° 54'  18.28" 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.


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

     Salvia columbariae Benth.

Common Name(s): chia.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=32707, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Lamiaceae
                                    Genus: Salvia
                                        Species: Salvia columbariae


Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09339 Achnatherum speciosum      "desert needlegrass" 1.5 mi. SE
09332 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" 1.5 mi. SE
05310 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" 1.6 mi. SW
17925 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" 1.6 mi. SE
14506 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" 1.6 mi. SE
14502 Amphipappus fremontii  var. spinosus   "Fremont's chaffbush" 1.6 mi. SE
14507 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 1.6 mi. SE
14503 Baccharis sergiloides      "desert seep-willow" 1.6 mi. SE
05278 Baccharis sergiloides      "desert seep-willow" 1.6 mi. SW
17922 Brickellia       "brickellbush" 1085 ft. E
14460 Brickellia atractyloides      "spearleaf brickellbush" 1.6 mi. SE
10323 Brickellia atractyloides      "spearleaf brickellbush" 1.5 mi. SE
05311 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 1.6 mi. SW
09342 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 1.5 mi. SE
10336 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" 1.5 mi. SE
10326 Chaenactis macrantha      "showy dusty-maiden" 1.5 mi. SE
10333 Cheilanthes parryi      "Parry's lip fern" 1.5 mi. SE
09338 Cryptantha virginensis      "Virgin River cat's eye" 1.5 mi. SE
05275 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" 1.6 mi. SW
04190 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" 1.6 mi. SW
10337 Ephedra viridis      "green ephedra" 1.5 mi. SE
17924 Ericameria       "Arizona goldenbush" 1.6 mi. SE
17923 Ericameria laricifolia      "turpentine bush" 539 ft. NW
10329 Galium proliferum      "limestone bedstraw" 1.5 mi. SE
10338 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 1.5 mi. SE
09347 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 1.5 mi. SE
09340 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" 1.5 mi. SE
10324 Linanthus demissus      "desertsnow" 1.5 mi. SE
14505 Lycium andersonii      "Anderson's desert-thorn" 1.6 mi. SE
18100 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" 292 ft. SE
10325 Mimulus parryi      "annual redspot monkeyflower" 1.5 mi. SE
10332 Nemacladus glanduliferus      "glandular threadplant" 1.5 mi. SE
10327 Oenothera primiveris  var. bufonis  1.5 mi. SE
09337 Parietaria pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania pellitory" 1.5 mi. SE
10335 Parietaria pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania pellitory" 1.5 mi. SE
05279 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" 1.6 mi. SW
05277 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" 1.6 mi. SW
10334 Phacelia rotundifolia      "round-leaf scorpionweed" 1.5 mi. SE
10330 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" 1.5 mi. SE
05268 Prunus fasciculata      "desert almond" 1.6 mi. SW
09344 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 1.5 mi. SE
09346 Psorothamnus polydenius      "Nevada dalea" 1.5 mi. SE
14496 Psorothamnus polydenius      "Nevada dalea" 1.7 mi. SE
05309 Psorothamnus polydenius  var. polydenius   "Nevada dalea" 1.6 mi. SW
10340 Purshia mexicana  var. stansburyana   "Stansbury's cliffrose" 1.5 mi. SE
18099 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 1.5 mi. SE
09345 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 1.5 mi. SE
17921 Salix lasiolepis      "arroyo willow" 1085 ft. E
09341 Schismus barbatus      "Mediterranean grass" 1.5 mi. SE
10331 Silene antirrhina      "sleepy silene" 1.5 mi. SE
05276 Stephanomeria tenuifolia  var. tenuifolia   "narrow-leaf wirelettuce" 1.6 mi. SW
09348 Vicia ludoviciana      "Louisiana vetch" 1.5 mi. SE
10328 Vicia ludoviciana      "Louisiana vetch" 1.5 mi. SE
14499 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave woody aster" 1.6 mi. SE
10339 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave woody aster" 1.5 mi. SE
05469 Yucca schidigera      "Mojave yucca" 1.6 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Welcome Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1075 ft. SW 4544  Castle Cliff 
Middle Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. NW 4728  Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. E 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 3862  Castle Cliff 
Sam Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. N 4685  West Mountain Peak 
Grapevine Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. N 5735  West Mountain Peak 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. SE   Castle Cliff 
Reber Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. NW 4242  Castle Cliff 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. S 4055  Castle Cliff 
Crazy Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. N 4580  West Mountain Peak 
Indian Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. N 5181  West Mountain Peak 
Beaver Dam Mountains (Range) Washington County, UT 4 mi. N 6998  West Mountain Peak 
West Mountain Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. N 7507  West Mountain Peak 
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 4.4 mi. S 3140  Castle Cliff 
Utah Hill Summit (Locale) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. E 4744  Jarvis Peak 
Badger Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.3 mi. N 4479  West Mountain Peak 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 5.3 mi. S 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. S   Jarvis Peak 


Taxon Links for species Salvia columbariae  Benth.

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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