Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00862 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cirsium subniveum Rydb.
Common name   snowy thistle
R. Collins   182  
Coll. Date 20 June 1979 
United States
Juab County
Locality near streambed, up Fourmile Creek to end of road, then up stream trail ca. 0.75 mi.
     Elev.: 7200 ft. (2195 m.)
Habitat Notes S facing slope, juniper-oak community; red, sandy 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 39° 36'  2" N, 111° 42'  16" W
Township Range T14S, R2E, Sec. 16  
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):

     Cirsium subniveum Rydb.

     Cirsium davisii Cronq.

Common Name(s): gray thistle, Jackson Hole thistle.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=36416, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Cirsium
                                        Species: Cirsium subniveum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00808 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" 1 mi. S
00901 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" 2 mi. N
00887 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 2 mi. N
00579 Arnica cordifolia      "heart-leaf arnica" 2 mi. N
00891 Bromus carinatus      "California brome" 1 mi. S
00892 Cardaria draba  var. draba   "whitetop" 1 mi. S
00894 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" 1 mi. S
00859 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" same section
00592 Castilleja sulphurea      "sulphur paintbrush" 1 mi. S
00897 Catabrosa aquatica      "water whorl grass" 2 mi. N
00591 Ceanothus velutinus      "snowbrush ceanothus" 1 mi. S
00581 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. viscidiflorus  2 mi. N
00805 Crepis occidentalis  var. costata   "western hawksbeard" same section
00861 Cryptantha flavoculata      "rough-seeded cat's eye" same section
00893 Cryptantha gracilis      "narrow-stemmed forget-me-not" 1 mi. S
00904 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 2 mi. N
00625 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 1 mi. S
00745 Elymus elymoides  subsp. elymoides   "common squirreltail" 2 mi. N
00889 Elymus trachycaulus  subsp. trachycaulus   "slender wheatgrass" 1 mi. S
00590 Epilobium angustifolium     1 mi. S
00661 Epilobium brachycarpum      "tall annual willowherb" 1 mi. S
00905 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" 2 mi. N
00583 Eriogonum heracleoides      "parsnip-flowered wild buckwheat" 2 mi. N
00900 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. umbellatum   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" 2 mi. N
00582 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. umbellatum   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" 2 mi. N
01614 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" 1 mi. N
00594 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1 mi. S
00773 Hackelia floribunda      "many-flowered stickseed" 1.4 mi. SW
00898 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" 2 mi. N
00656 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" 2 mi. N
01613 Hydrophyllum occidentale  var. watsonii  2 mi. N
00588 Iliamna rivularis      "streambank wild hollyhock" 1 mi. S
00886 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" 2 mi. N
00883 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" 2 mi. N
00890 Lupinus sericeus  var. barbiger   "bearded silky lupine" 1 mi. S
00771 Lupinus sericeus  var. barbiger   "bearded silky lupine" 1.4 mi. SW
00580 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 2 mi. N
00885 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" 2 mi. N
00884 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" 2 mi. N
00899 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 2 mi. N
00593 Penstemon subglaber      "smooth beardtongue" 1 mi. S
00860 Petradoria pumila  var. pumila   "common rock goldenrod" same section
00772 Poa pratensis      "Kentucky bluegrass" 1.4 mi. SW
00903 Potentilla glandulosa  var. pseudorupestris   "rock-loving sticky cinquefoil" 2 mi. N
00896 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" 1 mi. S
00881 Ribes viscosissimum  var. viscosissimum  2 mi. N
00806 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1 mi. S
00902 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 2 mi. N
00662 Senecio serra  var. serra   "tall ragwort" 1 mi. S
00833 Swertia radiata      "elkweed" 1 mi. S
00888 Tragopogon dubius      "yellow salsify" 1 mi. S
00895 Veronica americana      "American speedwell" 1 mi. S
00589 Viguiera multiflora      "showy goldeneye" 1 mi. S
00807 Wyethia amplexicaulis      "mule's ears" 1 mi. S
00607 Wyethia amplexicaulis      "mule's ears" 1 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Rock Spring (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 8298  Fountain Green South 
Moroni Ranger Station (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 8695  Fountain Green South 
Cool Spring (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 1.2 mi. N 9033  Fountain Green South 
Tidds Ridge (Ridge) Sanpete County, UT 1 mi. E 8337  Fountain Green South 
South Flat (Flat) Sanpete County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 8245  Fountain Green South 
Joe Spring (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 1.4 mi. S 8501  Fountain Green South 
Minnie Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 1.6 mi. SW 8330  Fountain Green South 
Hamburger Lake (Lake) Sanpete County, UT 1.8 mi. S 7970  Fountain Green South 
North Flat (Flat) Sanpete County, UT 1.8 mi. N 8554  Fountain Green North 
Left Fork Log Hollow (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 1.9 mi. N   Fountain Green South 
Right Fork Log Hollow (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.9 mi. N   Fountain Green South 
Minnie Spring Hollow (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.9 mi. S   Fountain Green South 
Dandelion Flat (Flat) Sanpete County, UT 1.7 mi. SE 7678  Fountain Green South 
Moroni District Ranger Station (Locale) Juab County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 8321  Fountain Green South 
Dutchman Flat (Flat) Sanpete County, UT 2.1 mi. S 7678  Fountain Green South 
Spring Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.5 mi. N   Fountain Green North 
Hog Gulch (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.5 mi. S   Fountain Green South 
Tidds Canyon (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 2.2 mi. E   Fountain Green South 
Buck Hollow (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.7 mi. SW   Fountain Green South 
Squaw Spring (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 2.3 mi. E 6004  Fountain Green South 


Taxon Links for species Cirsium subniveum  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

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