Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05593 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Scopulophila rixfordii (Brandegee) Munz & I.M. Johnst.
Common name   Rixford's rockwort
Donna M. Barnes   996  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren, J. Simpson
Coll. Date 27 September 2001 
United States
Mohave County
Locality Virgin River Gorge, The Narrows, [along I-15];
     Elev.: 2072 ft. (632 m.)
Habitat Notes steep rocky wash area. 
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 36° 55'  38" N, 113° 49'  50" W
Township Range T41N, R14W, Sec. 29  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Scopulophila rixfordii (Brandeg.) Munz & Johnston

Common Name(s): Rixford's rockwort, Rixfords' scopulophila.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20363, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Caryophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Scopulophila
                                        Species: Scopulophila rixfordii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05593s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11990 Allionia incarnata      "trailing windmills" 1 mi. N
04181 Anemone tuberosa      "desert windflower" same section
05592 Bebbia juncea  var. aspera   "sweetbush" same section
11980 Bebbia juncea  var. aspera   "sweetbush" same section
05591 Brickellia atractyloides      "spearleaf brickellbush" same section
10054 Candelariella rosulans      "eggyolk lichen" 701 ft. NW
02669 Cercis occidentalis     1 mi. N
03985 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" same section
11974 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" same section
11978 Dasyochloa pulchella      "desert fluffgrass" same section
11991 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" 1 mi. N
05595 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" same section
11979 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" same section
11975 Eriogonum insigne      "ladder wild buckwheat" same section
14461 Eucnide urens      "desert stingbush" 1.1 mi. SE
11532 Eucnide urens      "desert stingbush" 1.2 mi. SE
14463 Galium stellatum      "starry bedstraw" 1.1 mi. SE
17899 Galium stellatum      "starry bedstraw" 1.2 mi. SE
11989 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 1 mi. N
11973 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" same section
17900 Mortonia scabrella      "Rio Grande saddlebush" 1.2 mi. SE
14462 Penstemon petiolatus      "Sheep Range beardtongue" 1.1 mi. SE
17902 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" 1.1 mi. SE
04180 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" same section
17903 Peucephyllum schottii      "Schott's desert-fir" 2.1 mi. NW
10052 Pleopsidium flavum     701 ft. NW
04182 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" same section
17901 Scopulophila rixfordii      "Rixford's rockwort" 1.2 mi. SE
11977 Thymophylla pentachaeta  var. belenidium   "five-needled pricklyleaf" same section
11976 Tiquilia canescens      "woody crinklemat" same section
10053 Xanthoparmelia mexicana      "Mexican xanthoparmelia lichen" 701 ft. NW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Sullivans Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.1 mi. NE   Mount Bangs 
Mountain Sheep Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.8 mi. NE   Mount Bangs 
The Narrows (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.9 mi. W   Mountain Sheep Spring 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. NE   Jarvis Peak 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.1 mi. NE   Jarvis Peak 
Figure Four Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.7 mi. W   Mount Bangs 
Castle Cliff Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.9 mi. W   Jarvis Peak 
Lost Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 4.6 mi. SE 4062  Mount Bangs 
Mountain Sheep Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 4.6 mi. SE 4662  Mountain Sheep Spring 
Hedricks Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 5.3 mi. SW   Mount Bangs 
Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness (Reserve) Mohave County, AZ 5.9 mi. NE 4774  Mountain Sheep Spring 
Frehner Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 6.4 mi. SW   Mount Bangs 


Taxon Links for species Scopulophila rixfordii  (Brandegee) Munz & I.M. Johnst.

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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