Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04194 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum caespitosum Nutt.
Common name   matted wild buckwheat
Donna M. Barnes   s.n.  
Coll. Date 21 April 2000 
United States
Washington County
Locality [Motoqua Road], ca. 2 miles N of the Shivwits Indian Reservation boundary;
     Elev.: 4480 ft. (1366 m.)
Habitat Notes E facing slope, sandy 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 37° 13'  26" N, 113° 49'  14" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Eriogonum caespitosum Nutt.

     Eriogonum sphaerocephalum var. sericoleucum (Greene) S. Stokes

Common Name(s): mat buckwheat, mat eriogonum, matted buckwheat, matted wild buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=21086, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04194s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 11461f1.jpg 
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specimen image: 11782d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11782s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04208 Adenophyllum cooperi      "Cooper's dogweed" same section
10185 Amsinckia intermedia     2.1 mi. NE
04210 Astragalus ampullarioides     same section
04203 Astragalus nuttallianus      "Nuttall's small-flowered milkvetch" same section
04193 Cryptantha virginensis      "Virgin River cat's eye" same section
13162 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" same section
06546 Dichelostemma pulchellum      "bluedicks" same section
04202 Eriogonum subreniforme      "kidney-leaf wild buckwheat" 1.2 mi. N
04201 Gilia transmontana      "transmontane gilia" 1.2 mi. N
10183 Lotus humistratus      "foothill deervetch" 2.1 mi. NE
04207 Lycium pallidum      "pale desert-thorn" 1.2 mi. N
04211 Phlox austromontana      "southern phlox" same section
04209 Sophora stenophylla      "fringe-leaf necklacepod" same section
04205 Sporobolus flexuosus      "mesa dropseed" same section
04204 Syntrichopappus fremontii      "Fremont's gold" 1.2 mi. N
10184 Thysanocarpus curvipes      "fringe pod" 2.1 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Pahcoon Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. N 3773  Shivwits 
Pahcoon Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. W 4406  Shivwits 
Gunlock Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 3603  Gunlock 
Manganese Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. NE   Gunlock 
Gunlock State Park (Park) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. NE 3609  Gunlock 
Pahcoon Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. SE   Gunlock 
Gunlock Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 3570  Gunlock 
Gunlock Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 3717  Shivwits 
Gunlock Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 3717  Shivwits 
Limekiln Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. N   Gunlock 
Camp Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. SE 3452  Shivwits 
Shem (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. SE 3297  Shivwits 
Sand Cove Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. NE   Santa Clara 
Rods Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. N 3996  Gunlock 
Miners Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.4 mi. NE   Gunlock 
Paiute Indian Reservation (Reserve) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. SE 3566  Shivwits 
Shivwits (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 4.6 mi. SE 3202  Shivwits 
Jackson Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. NW 3963  Motoqua 
Cole Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.2 mi. N 4196  Gunlock 
Gunlock (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 5.3 mi. NE 3658  Gunlock 


Taxon Links for species Eriogonum caespitosum  Nutt.

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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