Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08983 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Asclepias cryptoceras S. Watson
Infraspecific    var. cryptoceras 
Common name   pallid milkweed
Donna M. Barnes   3619  
Coll. Date 26 June 2003 
United States
Sevier County
Locality [white, gentle sloping hills NW of Black Mountain], along a dirt road S of the Salina Interchange of I-70, ca. 0.3 mile S of the water tank;
     Elev.: 5644 ft. (1721 m.)
Habitat Notes Arapien Shale, selenium-salt soil; shadscale-winterfat community. 
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° 55'  12" N, 111° 51'  4" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


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

     Asclepias cryptoceras ssp. cryptoceras S. Wats.

Common Name(s): Humboldt mountain milkweed, pallid milkweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=184808, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Gentianales
                                Family: Asclepiadaceae
                                    Genus: Asclepias
                                        Species: Asclepias cryptoceras
                                            Subspecies: Asclepias cryptoceras ssp. cryptoceras


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.
08976 Camissonia scapoidea  var. scapoidea   "Paiute suncup" same section
08975 Cryptantha confertiflora      "basin yellow cat's eye" same section
08982 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" same section
08971 Eriogonum batemanii  var. ostlundii   "Elsinore wild buckwheat" same section
08987 Eriogonum cernuum      "nodding wild buckwheat" same section
08979 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. purpureum   "purple cushion wild buckwheat" same section
08980 Eriogonum spathulatum  var. spathulatum   "spoon-leaf wild buckwheat" same section
08985 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" same section
08984 Hordeum brachyantherum  subsp. brachyantherum   "meadow barley" same section
08973 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. nanus   "Great Basin woollywhite" same section
08981 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" same section
03940 Krascheninnikovia lanata      "winterfat" 1.6 mi. E
08986 Lygodesmia grandiflora  var. dianthopsis   "Antelope Island skeleton plant" same section
08974 Oenothera cespitosa  var. crinita   "tufted evening primrose" same section
08972 Stanleya pinnata  var. pinnata   "desert princesplume" same section
08977 Tetradymia glabrata      "little-leaf horsebrush" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Trunk Ditch (Canal) Sevier County, UT 1.7 mi. N 5276  Salina 
Butch Cassidy Campground (Locale) Sevier County, UT 2 mi. N 5171  Salina 
Salina Creek RV and Camp (Park) Sevier County, UT 2 mi. N 5197  Salina 
Faith Baptist Church (Church) Sevier County, UT 2.3 mi. N 5164  Salina 
Black Mountain (Summit) Sevier County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 6598  Salina 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Sevier County, UT 2.6 mi. N 5168  Salina 
Trunk Canyon (Valley) Sevier County, UT 2.6 mi. N   Salina 
Salina Canyon Dam (Dam) Sevier County, UT 2.1 mi. E 5407  Salina 
Twist Canyon (Valley) Sevier County, UT 2.1 mi. E   Salina 
Salina Post Office (Post Office) Sevier County, UT 2.6 mi. N 5164  Salina 
East Side Cemetery (Cemetery) Sevier County, UT 2.6 mi. N 5256  Salina 
Salina (Populated Place) Sevier County, UT 2.6 mi. N 5161  Salina 
Soldier Canyon (Valley) Sevier County, UT 2.1 mi. E   Rex Reservoir 
Dons Texaco Campground (Locale) Sevier County, UT 2.7 mi. N 5158  Salina 
North Sevier Middle School (School) Sevier County, UT 2.8 mi. N 5158  Salina 
Okerlund Campground (Locale) Sevier County, UT 2.9 mi. N 5154  Salina 
Salina School (School) Sevier County, UT 3 mi. N 5151  Salina 
Prous Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 2.6 mi. SE 5978  Salina 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Sevier County, UT 3 mi. N 5151  Salina 
Soldier Canyon Dam Number 1 (Dam) Sevier County, UT 2.5 mi. E 5735  Salina 


Taxon Links for species Asclepias cryptoceras  S. Watson

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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