Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14848 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum leptocladon Torr. & Gray
Common name   sand wild buckwheat
R. Van Buren   1552  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 19 May 2007 
United States
Kane County
Locality The Rimrocks, W side of Cottonwood Canyon Rd, ca. 1 mile N of US Highway 89;
     Elev.: 4711 ft. (1436 m.)
Habitat Notes with Ephedra & Yucca; 
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° 6'  46.4" N, 111° 51'  0.9" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L8S4, robust individual, over 1 meter high. 


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

     Eriogonum leptocladon Torr. & Gray

Common Name(s): fine branched buckwheat, sand buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=21179, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Polygonales
                                Family: Polygonaceae
                                    Genus: Eriogonum
                                        Species: Eriogonum leptocladon


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 09905s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10904s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11053s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13466s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895a1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895c1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895b1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14780 Chrysothamnus greenei      "Greene's rabbitbrush" 1 mi. NE
14846 Fabaceae      same section
08501 Oxytropis lambertii  var. bigelovii   "purple locoweed" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
The Rimrocks (Cliff) Kane County, UT 1.3 mi. W 4708  Bridger Point 
East Cove (Basin) Kane County, UT 2.2 mi. SW 4574  West Clark Bench 
Whitehouse Trailhead (Locale) Kane County, UT 3.2 mi. SW 4318  West Clark Bench 
Paria Ranger Station (Locale) Kane County, UT 3.3 mi. SW 4298  West Clark Bench 
White House (Locale) Kane County, UT 3.4 mi. SW 4351  West Clark Bench 
White House Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 4380  West Clark Bench 
Long Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.3 mi. W   West Clark Bench 
Sand Gulch (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Fivemile Valley 
Picturesque Windows (Arch) Kane County, UT 4.2 mi. S 4557  Bridger Point 
Adairville (Locale) Kane County, UT 3.6 mi. W 4403  West Clark Bench 
Calf Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 4.3 mi. SW 4597  West Clark Bench 
Johnson Store Butte (Summit) Kane County, UT 3.9 mi. W 4446  West Clark Bench 
Rock House Cove (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.6 mi. NW   Fivemile Valley 
Big White Rock Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.3 mi. NE   Lower Coyote Spring 
White Rocks (Area) Kane County, UT 5 mi. NE 4524  Lower Coyote Spring 
Blue Cove (Valley) Kane County, UT 5.9 mi. N   Lower Coyote Spring 
Chitum Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 5.3 mi. SE   Big Water 
The Dive (Cliff) Kane County, UT 6.6 mi. SW 4666  West Clark Bench 
Flat Top (Summit) Kane County, UT 6.9 mi. SE 5407  Bridger Point 


Taxon Links for species Eriogonum leptocladon  Torr. & Gray

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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