Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05951 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriastrum diffusum (A. Gray) H. Mason
Common name   miniature woollystar
Donna M. Barnes   1126  
Coll. Date 01 May 2001 
United States
Washington County
Locality Anderson junction, Toquerville exit I-15.
Habitat Notes dry roadside; rocky, dry 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° 16'  46" N, 113° 18'  3" W
Township Range T40S, R13W, Sec. 27  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Eriastrum diffusum (Gray) Mason

     Eriastrum diffusum ssp. jonesii Mason

Common Name(s): diffuse eriastrum, diffuse woolstar, miniature woollystar, miniature woolstar.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31059, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Polemoniaceae
                                    Genus: Eriastrum
                                        Species: Eriastrum diffusum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05951s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 06088s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10536s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11386c1.jpg 
specimen image: 11386d1.jpg 
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specimen image: 11486s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11486a2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08180 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. pterocarya   "winged-nut forget-me-not" 2616 ft. NE
02956 Dimorphocarpa wislizeni      "Wislizen's spectacle pod" same section
08181 Draba cuneifolia  var. cuneifolia   "wedge-leaf whitlow-cress" 2616 ft. NE
08179 Eriogonum maculatum      "spotted wild buckwheat" 2616 ft. NE
08183 Gilia sinuata      "rosy gilia" 2616 ft. NE
05954 Gilia transmontana      "transmontane gilia" same section
05955 Haplopappus linearifolius  var. interior   "narrow-leaf goldenbush" same section
02951 Lotus plebeius      "New Mexico bird's-foot trefoil" same section
08182 Lupinus concinnus  subsp. orcuttii   "Orcutt's lupine" 2616 ft. NE
05952 Lupinus concinnus  subsp. orcuttii   "Orcutt's lupine" same section
02998 Penstemon utahensis      "Utah beardtongue" same section
02955 Purshia mexicana      "Mexico cliffrose" same section
02950 Sphaeralcea rusbyi  var. rusbyi   "Rusby's globemallow" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Anderson Junction (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2185 ft. NW 3832  Pintura 
Anderson Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 2559 ft. N 3793  Pintura 
Dry Sandy (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. NE   Pintura 
Toquerville Springs (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 3504  Pintura 
Toquerville (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2 mi. SE 3399  Pintura 
Dry Sandy Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. N 4009  Pintura 
Toquerville Post Office (Post Office) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. S 3396  Pintura 
Wet Sandy (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. S   Signal Peak 
Sandy Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. W 3760  Pintura 
Blue Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. W 4580  Pintura 
Toquerville Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. S 3271  Hurricane 
Nephis Twist (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. S   Hurricane 
South Ash Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. N   Pintura 
Dry Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. N   Pintura 
Washington County (Civil) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. SE 3898  Pintura 
Vanderbilt Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. SW 3514  Hurricane 
Beatty Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. N 4846  Pintura 
Italian Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. W   Pintura 
Doyle Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. SW 3629  Hurricane 
Sandstone Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. S 3740  Hurricane 


Taxon Links for species Eriastrum diffusum  (A. Gray) H. Mason

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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