Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09479 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum wetherillii Eastw.
Common name   Wetherill's wild buckwheat
Donna M. Barnes   4054  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 02 June 2004 
United States
Garfield County
Locality ca. 5 miles along dirt road W of Hwy 95, [along Trachyte Ranch Road, ca. 0.7 road mile W of the junction with Utah Highway 276], ca. 30 air miles S of Hanksville;
     Elev.: 4972 ft. (1516 m.)
Habitat Notes red sand dunes and oak mounds. 
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° 57'  53" N, 110° 35'  9" 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):

     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: 09479s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05936s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10401s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10500s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10511s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10563s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10870s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12592db1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09474 Amsonia tomentosa  var. stenophylla   "woolly bluestar" same section
09477 Asclepias macrosperma      "bigseed milkweed" same section
09478 Ephedra viridis  var. viscida   "Cutler's ephedra" same section
09905 Eriogonum leptocladon  var. ramosissimum   "San Juan wild buckwheat" same section
09473 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" same section
09472 Ipomopsis gunnisonii      "Gunnison's gilia" same section
09475 Lygodesmia grandiflora  var. arizonica   "Arizona skeleton plant" same section
09482 Quercus x welshii  hybrid [gambelii x havardii]  same section
09476 Stephanomeria exigua      "small wirelettuce" same section
09471 Tiquilia latior      "matted crinklemat" same section
09481 Tripterocalyx micranthus      "small-flowered sandverbena" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Speck Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2444 ft. S   Cass Creek Peak 
Black Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 0.9 mi. SE   Cass Creek Peak 
Trachyte Ranch (Locale) Garfield County, UT 1.7 mi. W 5069  Black Table 
Farmers Knob (Summit) Garfield County, UT 2.3 mi. W 5446  Cass Creek Peak 
Slate Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Mount Ellen 
Straight Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Mount Pennell 
Taylor Ridges (Ridge) Garfield County, UT 2.7 mi. W 5558  Cass Creek Peak 
Trachyte Point (Ridge) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. NE 5322  Black Table 
Black Table (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3.6 mi. S 6211  Black Table 
Maidenwater Sands (Bar) Garfield County, UT 3.6 mi. S 4967  Black Table 
Maidenwater Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. S 4807  Black Table 
Black Hole (Basin) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. SW 5896  Cass Creek Peak 
Maidenwater Reservoir (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. S 4669  Black Table 
Dry Lake Swale (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. N   Black Table 
Cottonwood Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.5 mi. N   Raggy Canyon 
Hog Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. E 4554  Black Table 
Hogs Back (Ridge) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. S 6014  Black Table 
Coyote Reservoir (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. NW 5446  Cass Creek Peak 
Coyote Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. W   Mount Pennell 
Benson Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. W   Cass Creek Peak 


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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