Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01096 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britton & Rusby
Common name   common snakeweed
J.G. Harris   2220  
Coll. Date 12 August 1989 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Red Canyon, ca. 2 km E of Red Canyon Campground, on Highway 12.
     Elev.: 7429 ft. (2265 m.)
Habitat Notes ponderosa Pine community; clay soils 
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° 44'  16" N, 112° 17'  34" W
Township Range T35S, R4.5W, Sec. 27  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britt. & Rusby

     Gutierrezia diversifolia Greene
     Gutierrezia lepidota Greene
     Gutierrezia linearifolia Lag.
     Gutierrezia linearis Rydb.
     Gutierrezia linoides Greene
     Gutierrezia longipappa Blake
     Gutierrezia pomariensis (Welsh) Welsh
     Gutierrezia sarothrae var. pomariensis Welsh
     Gutierrezia tenuis Greene
     Solidago sarothrae Pursh
     Xanthocephalum sarothrae (Pursh) Shinners
     Xanthocephalum sarothrae var. pomariense (Welsh) Welsh
     Xanthocephalum tenue (Greene) Shinners

Common Name(s): broom snakeweed, Broomsnakeweed, broomweed, perennial snakeweed, stinkweed, turpentine weed, yellow top.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=37483, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Gutierrezia
                                        Species: Gutierrezia sarothrae


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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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.
01103 Aquilegia scopulorum  var. scopulorum   "Utah columbine" same section
01107 Arctostaphylos patula      "greenleaf manzanita" 721 ft. E
14577 Artemisia nova  var. nova  2 mi. SW
06059 Astragalus humistratus  var. humivagans   "groundcover milkvetch" 1.7 mi. SW
06057 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" 1.7 mi. SW
06055 Eriogonum alatum      "winged wild buckwheat" 1.7 mi. SW
00952 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. laxifolium   "loose-leaf wild buckwheat" same section
06056 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" 1.7 mi. SW
06066 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. nanus   "Great Basin woollywhite" 1 mi. E
00934 Hymenoxys richardsonii  var. floribunda   "Colorado rubberweed" same section
00953 Ivesia sabulosa      "Intermountain mousetail" same section
06067 Linum australe      "southern flax" 1 mi. E
06054 Lithospermum multiflorum      "many-flowered stoneseed" 1.7 mi. SW
06117 Petradoria pumila  var. pumila   "common rock goldenrod" 1.7 mi. SW
14579 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" 2 mi. SW
15532 Physaria chambersii  var. membranacea   "scurfy twinpod" 1.6 mi. SW
06060 Physaria lepidota  var. membranacea   "scurfy twinpod" 1.7 mi. SW
01106 Pinus longaeva      "Great Basin bristlecone pine" same section
06058 Piptatherum micranthum      "little-seed ricegrass" 1.7 mi. SW
14580 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" 2 mi. SW
06040 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" 1 mi. E
06061 Sphaeromeria capitata      "common rock-tansy" 1.7 mi. SW
06039 Stenotus armerioides  var. armerioides   "thrifty goldenweed" 1 mi. E
14578 Tetradymia canescens      "spineless horsebrush" 2 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Butch Cassidy Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1175 ft. NW   Casto Canyon 
Red Canyon Campground (Locale) Garfield County, UT 1 mi. W 7294  Wilson Peak 
Corral Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.2 mi. SE   Casto Canyon 
Cabin Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.5 mi. E   Bryce Canyon 
Black Mountain (Summit) Garfield County, UT 2.3 mi. NW 7901  Casto Canyon 
Horse Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 8147  Casto Canyon 
Red Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.5 mi. W   Wilson Peak 
Wilson Peak (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3.4 mi. S 9033  Wilson Peak 
Losee Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.2 mi. NW   Casto Canyon 
Lightning Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.2 mi. SE   Bryce Canyon 
Casto Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.8 mi. N   Flake Mountain West 
Wilson Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4 mi. SW   Wilson Peak 
Berry Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. NE 8055  Flake Mountain West 
Mud Spring Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4 mi. NE 8127  Flake Mountain West 
Hancock Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.7 mi. N   Flake Mountain West 
Johnson Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4.4 mi. SE 7799  Bryce Canyon 
Hillsdale Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.7 mi. SW   Wilson Peak 
Tent Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. NE   Casto Canyon 
Berry Spring Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. E   Flake Mountain West 
Hancock Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 5.3 mi. N 7999  Casto Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Gutierrezia sarothrae  (Pursh) Britton & Rusby

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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