Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05725 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Acacia greggii A. Gray
Common name   catclaw acacia
K.T. Harper   2001-136  
   with J. Simpson
Coll. Date 03 July 2001 
United States
Washington County
Locality Lytle Ranch Headquarters, W slope of Beaver Dam Wash;
     Elev.: 2800 ft. (854 m.)
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° 8'  35" N, 114° 1'  15" W
Township Range T42S, R19W, Sec. 7  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Acacia greggii Gray

     Acacia greggii arizonicas Isely
     Senegalia greggii (Gray) Britton and Rose

Common Name(s): catclaw, catclaw acacia, devilsclaw, gregg catclaw, texas catclaw.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=26428, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05725s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 08746s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14495 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 1961 ft. SE
14816 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 583 ft. E
17928 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 2511 ft. SE
08746 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 1.1 mi. SE
14494 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
08743 Amaranthus albus      "pale pigweed" 1.1 mi. SE
08738 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" 1.1 mi. SE
10194 Baccharis glutinosa      "sticky seep-willow" 2022 ft. SE
10321 Baileya multiradiata      "desert marigold" same section
08733 Berula erecta      "cut-leaf water parsnip" 1.1 mi. SE
08736 Centaurium calycosum      "Western centaury" 1.1 mi. SE
08734 Chenopodium botrys      "Jerusalem oak goosefoot" 1.1 mi. SE
08744 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 1.1 mi. SE
05742 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" same section
10320 Cryptantha utahensis      "Utah forget-me-not" same section
05745 Cucurbita foetidissima      "Missouri gourd" same section
05760 Ficus carica      "edible fig" same section
15452 Fraxinus pennsylvanica      "green ash" 2676 ft. N
05724 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" same section
05746 Juglans major      "Arizona walnut" same section
08735 Juncus torreyi      "Torrey's rush" 1.1 mi. SE
15219 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 746 ft. SE
14490 Lycium andersonii      "Anderson's desert-thorn" same section
05744 Lycium torreyi      "Torrey wolfberry" same section
17930 Lygodesmia       "skeleton plant" same section
08741 Mimulus bigelovii  var. cuspidatus  1.1 mi. SE
05726 Morus alba      "white mulberry" same section
05737 Neolloydia johnsonii     same section
05759 Nerium oleander      "oleander" same section
05764 Opuntia acanthocarpa     same section
05763 Opuntia basilaris  var. basilaris   "beavertail pricklypear" same section
05762 Opuntia engelmannii  var. linguiformis   "cactus apple" same section
05761 Opuntia phaeacantha  var. laevis  same section
05765 Opuntia violacea     same section
05743 Paspalum distichum      "knotgrass" same section
08737 Petunia parviflora     1.1 mi. SE
10322 Phacelia ambigua      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
08745 Phoradendron californicum      "mesquite mistletoe" 1.1 mi. SE
08740 Polypogon viridis      "water beard grass" 1.1 mi. SE
08739 Psathyrotes annua      "annual turtleback" 1.1 mi. SE
05324 Punica granatum      "pomegranate" same section
17929 Salix       "willow" 2511 ft. SE
17927 Salix       "willow" 2511 ft. SE
05727 Salix laevigata      "red willow" same section
14815 Salix laevigata      "red willow" 583 ft. E
08742 Solanum sarrachoides     1.1 mi. SE
15432 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Indian Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1163 ft. SW   West Mountain Peak 
Little Bull Valley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1619 ft. N   Scarecrow Peak 
Bull Valley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. SW 2736  Scarecrow Peak 
Bull Valley Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 0.6 mi. SW   Jacks Mountain 
Catclaw Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. N   Scarecrow Peak 
Guy Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. NW   Scarecrow Peak 
Reber Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. S   Castle Cliff 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. N   West Mountain Peak 
Snow Spring Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 3.5 mi. S   Scarecrow Peak 
Snow Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. S 2562  Terry Benches 
Burgess Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. S   Castle Cliff 
Scarecrow Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. N 4400  Scarecrow Peak 
Jackson Well (Well) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. N 3133  West Mountain Peak 
Lower Lime Mountain Well (Well) Lincoln County, NV 5.4 mi. NW 3288  Scarecrow Peak 
Terry Benches (Bench) Lincoln County, NV 6.2 mi. SW 2815  Terry Benches 


Taxon Links for species Acacia greggii  A. Gray

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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