Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12680 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Erigeron pulcherrimus A. Heller
Common name   plateau fleabane
Donna M. Barnes   5577  
Coll. Date 01 May 2007 
United States
Carbon County
Locality US Highway 6/191, W of Sunnyside Junction, 0.8 miles along a dirt road heading SW of the highway;
     Elev.: 5892 ft. (1796 m.)
Habitat Notes pinyon-juniper community; rocky hillside west of road, Mancos Shale 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 39° 32'  8" N, 110° 37'  59" 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):

     Erigeron pulcherrimus Heller

     Erigeron pulcherrimus var. wyomingia (Rydb.) Cronq.
     Erigeron wyomingia Rydb.

Common Name(s): basin fleabane.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=35933, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12680s2.jpg specimen image: 12680c1.jpg specimen image: 12680d1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 06313s3.jpg 
specimen image: 06723s3.jpg 
specimen image: 08410s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09209s3.jpg 
specimen image: 10661s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12679 Allium textile      "textile wild onion" same section
12649 Asclepias cryptoceras  var. cryptoceras   "pallid milkweed" 2751 ft. N
12674 Asclepias macrosperma      "bigseed milkweed" 1332 ft. S
12648 Astragalus convallarius  var. convallarius   "lesser rushy milkvetch" 2751 ft. N
12676 Astragalus lonchocarpus      "greater rushy milkvetch" 1332 ft. S
12673 Astragalus mollissimus  var. thompsoniae   "Thompson's woolly milkvetch" 1332 ft. S
12658 Astragalus musiniensis      "Ferron milkvetch" 2751 ft. N
12660 Boechera selbyi     2751 ft. N
12646 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" 2751 ft. N
12659 Chamaechaenactis scaposa      "fullstem" 2751 ft. N
12671 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" 1332 ft. S
17770 Chrysothamnus depressus      "dwarf rabbitbrush" same section
17768 Chrysothamnus parryi  var. affinis   "Parry's rabbitbrush" same section
12667 Cryptantha flava      "yellow cat's eye" 1332 ft. S
12656 Cryptantha flavoculata      "rough-seeded cat's eye" 2751 ft. N
12664 Cymopterus purpurascens      "wide-winged spring parsley" 2751 ft. N
12645 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" 2751 ft. N
12675 Elymus elymoides  var. brevifolius   "long-leaf squirreltail" 1332 ft. S
17769 Eriogonum corymbosum      "crisp-leaf wild buckwheat" same section
12657 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. nivale   "alpine cushion wild buckwheat" 2751 ft. N
12670 Eriogonum tumulosum      "Woodside wild buckwheat" 1332 ft. S
12672 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" 1332 ft. S
12652 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" 2751 ft. N
12663 Lappula occidentalis  var. cupulata   "western stickseed" 2751 ft. N
12647 Oenothera cespitosa  var. navajoensis   "Navajo tufted evening primrose" 2751 ft. N
12655 Penstemon carnosus      "fleshy beardtongue" 2751 ft. N
12665 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 1332 ft. S
12653 Phlox hoodii  var. canescens   "carpet phlox" 2751 ft. N
12651 Physaria acutifolia  var. acutifolia   "sharpleaf twinpod" 2751 ft. N
12650 Physaria rectipes      "straight bladderpod" 2751 ft. N
12668 Polygala subspinosa      "spiny milkwort" 1332 ft. S
12661 Schoenocrambe linifolia      "flaxleaf plainsmustard" 2751 ft. N
12678 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" same section
12666 Stenotus armerioides  var. armerioides   "thrifty goldenweed" 1332 ft. S
12662 Streptanthus cordatus  var. cordatus   "heart-leaf twistflower" 2751 ft. N
12654 Tetraneuris acaulis  var. caespitosa   "caespitose four-nerve daisy" 2751 ft. N
12677 Tetraneuris acaulis  var. caespitosa   "caespitose four-nerve daisy" 1332 ft. S
12669 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" 1332 ft. S
12644 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" 2751 ft. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cat Canyon (Valley) Carbon County, UT 1.9 mi. NW   Wellington 
Spider Reservoir (Reservoir) Carbon County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 5565  Mounds 
Pace Creek (Stream) Carbon County, UT 2.7 mi. NE   Mount Bartles 
Mounds Reef (Ridge) Carbon County, UT 3.6 mi. S 5591  Mounds 
U S Steel Corp Storage Dam (Dam) Carbon County, UT 2.9 mi. W 5364  Wellington 
U S Steel Corp Storage Reservoir (Reservoir) Carbon County, UT 2.9 mi. W 5364  Wellington 
Dugout Creek (Stream) Carbon County, UT 3 mi. E   Pine Canyon 
Miller Creek (Stream) Carbon County, UT 3.3 mi. SW   Hiawatha 
Rock Creek (Stream) Carbon County, UT 3.2 mi. E   Mount Bartles 
Sunnyside Junction (Populated Place) Carbon County, UT 3.3 mi. E 5522  Sunnyside Junction 
Soldier Creek (Stream) Carbon County, UT 3.6 mi. W   Minnie Maud Creek East 
Coal Creek (Stream) Carbon County, UT 3.8 mi. W   Minnie Maud Creek West 
Bear Creek (Stream) Carbon County, UT 3.9 mi. E   Mount Bartles 
Olsen Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 5.2 mi. S 5355  Olsen Reservoir 
Olsen Dam (Dam) Emery County, UT 5.2 mi. S 5355  Olsen Reservoir 
Mounds (Locale) Emery County, UT 5.9 mi. S 5450  Mounds 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Carbon County, UT 5.3 mi. NE   Mount Bartles 
Wellington Canal (Canal) Carbon County, UT 5.3 mi. NW 5548  Wellington 
Clark Valley (Basin) Carbon County, UT 5.4 mi. NE 5768  Sunnyside Junction 
Olsen Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 6.1 mi. SW 5423  Olsen Reservoir 


Taxon Links for species Erigeron pulcherrimus  A. Heller

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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