Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04155 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Dalea mollissima (Rydb.) Munz
Common name   soft prairie clover
D.M. Barnes   s.n.  
Coll. Date 04 March 2000 
United States
Inyo County
Locality Highway 178 E of Death Valley, between Jubilee and Salsberry Pass.
     Elev.: 568 ft. (173 m.)
Habitat Notes dry desert shrub community; dry gravelly soil. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 35° 54'  N, 116° 36'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Dalea mollissima (Rydb.) Munz

     Dalea mollis var. mollissima (Rydb.) Munz
     Dalea neomexicana ssp. mollissima (Rydb.) Wiggins

Common Name(s): hairy dalea, soft prairie clover.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=26630, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04155s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04154 Aliciella latifolia      "broad-leaf gilia" same section
04148 Ambrosia salsola  var. salsola   "burrobush" same section
04163 Anulocaulis annulatus      "valley ringstem" same section
04162 Atriplex hymenelytra      "desertholly" same section
04143 Chamaesyce parishii      "Parish's sandmat" same section
04146 Geraea canescens      "hairy desert-sunflower" same section
04157 Lepidium lasiocarpum  var. georginum   "St. George peppercress" same section
04145 Peucephyllum schottii      "Schott's desert-fir" same section
04147 Plantago ovata      "desert plantain" same section
04161 Psathyrotes ramosissima      "velvet turtleback" same section
04156 Tidestromia oblongifolia      "Arizona honeysweet" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Jubilee Mountain (Summit) Inyo County, CA 0.9 mi. E 2385  Epaulet Peak 
Jubilee Pass (Gap) Inyo County, CA 1.3 mi. NE 1312  Epaulet Peak 
Virgin Spring Canyon (Valley) Inyo County, CA 1.5 mi. W   Funeral Peak 
Charlies Pride Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 2.7 mi. N 1972  Epaulet Peak 
Rhodes Wash (Stream) Inyo County, CA 2.9 mi. S   Salsberry Peak 
Virgin Spring (Spring) Inyo County, CA 3.8 mi. N 2513  Epaulet Peak 
Ashford Well (Well) Inyo County, CA 3.2 mi. W 13  Shore Line Butte 
Jubilee Wash (Stream) Inyo County, CA 3.3 mi. W   Funeral Peak 
Confidence Hills (Range) Inyo County, CA 3.7 mi. SW 449  Confidence Hills West 
The Narrows (Gap) Inyo County, CA 3.5 mi. W -3  Shore Line Butte 
Ashford Peak (Summit) Inyo County, CA 4 mi. N 3550  Shore Line Butte 
Confidence Wash (Stream) Inyo County, CA 4.3 mi. S   Salsberry Peak 
Bradbury Wash (Stream) Inyo County, CA 3.7 mi. E   Salsberry Peak 
Desert Hound Peak (Summit) Inyo County, CA 4.5 mi. N 4472  Epaulet Peak 
Confidence Mill (Locale) Inyo County, CA 4.7 mi. SE -10  Confidence Hills East 
Ashford Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 4.6 mi. N 2257  Shore Line Butte 
Desert Hound Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 4.9 mi. N 3980  Shore Line Butte 
Ashford Junction (Populated Place) Inyo County, CA 4.2 mi. W -118  Shore Line Butte 
Bradbury Well (Well) Inyo County, CA 4.3 mi. E 1772  Epaulet Peak 
Contact Canyon (Valley) Inyo County, CA 5.1 mi. SW   Confidence Hills West 


Taxon Links for species Dalea mollissima  (Rydb.) Munz

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

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