Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05936 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum wetherillii Eastw.
Common name   Wetherill's wild buckwheat
J.G. Harris   2841  
   with C. Harris
Coll. Date 27 May 2001 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, San Rafael Reef, near Muddy Creek;
     Elev.: 4805 ft. (1465 m.)
Habitat Notes sand desert shrub community; washes in Morrison, Summerville Formations. 
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 38° 32'  30" N, 110° 55'  0.01" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Eriogonum wetherillii Eastw.

     Eriogonum sessile S. Stokes ex M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): Wetherill's buckwheat, Wetherill's wild buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=21278, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05936s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 10563s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10870s1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05939 Asclepias labriformis      "Utah milkweed" same section
05924 Astragalus episcopus      "Bishop's milkvetch" same section
05923 Astragalus preussii  var. latus   "narrow-leaf Preuss' milkvetch" same section
05922 Camissonia scapoidea  var. scapoidea   "Paiute suncup" same section
05934 Chaenactis stevioides      "desert pincushion" same section
05929 Cryptantha mensana      "Emery cat's eye" same section
05931 Dalea oligophylla     same section
05930 Enceliopsis nudicaulis      "nakedstem sunray" same section
05927 Gaillardia spathulata      "Colorado Plateau blanketflower" same section
05938 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" same section
05921 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" same section
05920 Ipomopsis pumila      "dwarf gilia" same section
05932 Lupinus pusillus  var. pusillus   "rusty lupine" same section
05933 Mirabilis linearis  var. linearis  same section
05925 Poliomintha incana      "frosted mint" same section
05937 Prenanthella exigua      "thorny skeleton plant" same section
05926 Psoralidium lanceolatum  var. stenophyllum  same section
05928 Sphaeralcea psoraloides      "scurfpea globemallow" same section
05941 Tetradymia glabrata      "little-leaf horsebrush" same section
05918 Tiquilia latior      "matted crinklemat" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Stinking Spring Creek (Stream) Emery County, UT 2365 ft. SW   Hunt Draw 
Salt Wash (Arroyo) Emery County, UT 0.8 mi. NW   Factory Butte 
Salt Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 1 mi. SW   Caine Springs 
Salt Wash (Stream) Emery County, UT 1 mi. SW   Caine Springs 
Sy Butte (Summit) Emery County, UT 2.6 mi. N   Hunt Draw 
Hunt Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.7 mi. SE   Hunt Draw 
Cistern Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3 mi. NE   Horse Valley 
Bullberry Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 3.5 mi. NE 5040  Hunt Draw 
Little Wild Horse Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. E 4843  Little Wild Horse Mesa 
Keesle Country (Area) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. N 5496  Hunt Draw 
Factory Butte Coal Mine (Mine) Wayne County, UT 4.5 mi. S 4725  Factory Butte 
Chimney Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.7 mi. NW   The Frying Pan 
Segers Hole (Basin) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. W 6122  Hunt Draw 
Little Wild Horse Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.7 mi. SE   Horse Valley 
The Pasture (Flat) Emery County, UT 5.7 mi. NW 5082  Hunt Draw 
The Chute (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.9 mi. N   Tomsich Butte 


Taxon Links for species Eriogonum wetherillii  Eastw.

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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