Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09602 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Bassia americana (S. Watson) A.J. Scott
Common name   green molly
D.M. Barnes   3963  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 31 May 2004 
United States
Wayne County
Locality Capitol Reef National Park, Scenic Road, W facing slope E of campground.
     Elev.: 5455 ft. (1663 m.)
Habitat Notes W facing slope, rocky soil, Morrison Formation. 
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° 16'  59" N, 111° 14'  43" W
UTM 12 4237249N  478548E 
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
Specimen Notes Catalog: CARE-3302; Accession : CARE-000239 


No synonyms recognized in the ITIS database.


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.
09603 Chenopodium fremontii  var. incanum  2130 ft. SE
09601 Cryptantha cinerea  var. cinerea   "ashy James' cat's eye" same section
09607 Eleocharis palustris      "common spikerush" 2130 ft. SE
09608 Erioneuron pilosum      "hairy woolly grass" 2130 ft. SE
09605 Hymenoxys richardsonii  var. floribunda   "Colorado rubberweed" 2130 ft. SE
09609 Juncus arcticus  subsp. littoralis   "mountain rush" 2130 ft. SE
06538 Leptodactylon watsonii      "Watson's prickly phlox" same section
06823 Marrubium vulgare      "horehound" 1.2 mi. S
09600 Psoralidium lanceolatum  var. lanceolatum  same section
09606 Schedonorus pratensis      "meadow fescue" 2130 ft. SE
09610 Scirpus pungens  var. longispicatus  2130 ft. SE
09604 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" 2130 ft. SE
09611 Verbena bracteata      "bigbract verbena" 2130 ft. SE
09612 Zuckia brandegeei  var. brandegeei   "siltbush" 2130 ft. SE
09613 Zuckia brandegeei  var. brandegeei   "siltbush" 2130 ft. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
School House Historical Site (Locale) Wayne County, UT 1026 ft. N 5404  Fruita 
Fruita (Populated Place) Wayne County, UT 1008 ft. N 5414  Fruita 
Fruita Campground (Locale) Wayne County, UT 929 ft. W 5427  Fruita 
Sulphur Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 1208 ft. N   Flat Top 
Cuts Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 0.6 mi. S   Grover 
Hickman Natural Bridge (Arch) Wayne County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 5637  Fruita 
Longleaf Flat (Flat) Wayne County, UT 1 mi. N 6477  Fruita 
Danish Hill (Summit) Wayne County, UT 1.1 mi. S 5673  Fruita 
Cohab Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 0.9 mi. E   Fruita 
Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center (Locale) Wayne County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 5499  Twin Rocks 
The Castle (Summit) Wayne County, UT 1.5 mi. NW 6296  Twin Rocks 
Wide Hollow (Valley) Wayne County, UT 1.4 mi. W   Grover 
Cassidys Arch (Arch) Wayne County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 5693  Fruita 
Capitol Reef (Ridge) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. N 6214  Fruita 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.2 mi. SE   Golden Throne 
Whiskey Flat (Flat) Wayne County, UT 2.4 mi. NW 5798  Twin Rocks 
The Narrows (Gap) Wayne County, UT 2.5 mi. E 5446  Fruita 
Chimney Rock Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 3 mi. N   Twin Rocks 
Goosenecks (Bend) Wayne County, UT 2.6 mi. NW 6132  Twin Rocks 
Ferns Nipple (Summit) Wayne County, UT 3 mi. SE 6798  Golden Throne 


Taxon Links for species Bassia americana  (S. Watson) A.J. Scott

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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