Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06538 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Leptodactylon watsonii (A. Gray) Rydb.
Common name   Watson's prickly phlox
R. Van Buren   305  
   with J.G. Cooper
Coll. Date 16 June 1993 
United States
Wayne County
Locality Hickman Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park.
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° 17'  27" N, 111° 14'  2" W
Township Range T29S, R6E, Sec. 14  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
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):

     Leptodactylon watsonii (Gray) Rydb.

Common Name(s): Watson's prickly phlox, Watson's pricklygilia.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503390, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06538s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 16883e1.jpg 
specimen image: 16883d1.jpg 
specimen image: 16883c1.jpg 
specimen image: 16883b1.jpg 
specimen image: 16883a1.jpg 
specimen image: 16883s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09602 Bassia americana      "green molly" same section
09603 Chenopodium fremontii  var. incanum  1.2 mi. SE
09601 Cryptantha cinerea  var. cinerea   "ashy James' cat's eye" 1081 ft. SE
09607 Eleocharis palustris      "common spikerush" 1.2 mi. SE
09608 Erioneuron pilosum      "hairy woolly grass" 1.2 mi. SE
09605 Hymenoxys richardsonii  var. floribunda   "Colorado rubberweed" 1.2 mi. SE
09609 Juncus arcticus  subsp. littoralis   "mountain rush" 1.2 mi. SE
06823 Marrubium vulgare      "horehound" 1.9 mi. SE
09600 Psoralidium lanceolatum  var. lanceolatum  1081 ft. SE
09606 Schedonorus pratensis      "meadow fescue" 1.2 mi. SE
09610 Scirpus pungens  var. longispicatus  1.2 mi. SE
09604 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" 1.2 mi. SE
09611 Verbena bracteata      "bigbract verbena" 1.2 mi. SE
09612 Zuckia brandegeei  var. brandegeei   "siltbush" 1.2 mi. SE
09613 Zuckia brandegeei  var. brandegeei   "siltbush" 1.2 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Hickman Natural Bridge (Arch) Wayne County, UT 285 ft. NW 5637  Fruita 
Cohab Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 1594 ft. SE   Fruita 
Sulphur Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 0.7 mi. SW   Flat Top 
School House Historical Site (Locale) Wayne County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 5404  Fruita 
Fruita (Populated Place) Wayne County, UT 0.8 mi. SW 5414  Fruita 
Longleaf Flat (Flat) Wayne County, UT 0.9 mi. NW 6477  Fruita 
Fruita Campground (Locale) Wayne County, UT 1 mi. SW 5427  Fruita 
Cuts Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 1.4 mi. SW   Grover 
Capitol Reef (Ridge) Wayne County, UT 1.7 mi. N 6214  Fruita 
Danish Hill (Summit) Wayne County, UT 1.8 mi. S 5673  Fruita 
Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center (Locale) Wayne County, UT 1.5 mi. W 5499  Twin Rocks 
Cassidys Arch (Arch) Wayne County, UT 2 mi. S 5693  Fruita 
The Castle (Summit) Wayne County, UT 1.7 mi. W 6296  Twin Rocks 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.1 mi. SE   Golden Throne 
The Narrows (Gap) Wayne County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 5446  Fruita 
Spring Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2 mi. E   Flat Top 
Wide Hollow (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.2 mi. SW   Grover 
Horse Mesa (Summit) Wayne County, UT 2.2 mi. E 6300  Fruita 
Grand Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. SE   Golden Throne 
Chimney Rock Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.8 mi. NW   Twin Rocks 


Taxon Links for species Leptodactylon watsonii  (A. Gray) Rydb.

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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