Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03775 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Psilostrophe sparsiflora (A. Gray) A. Nelson
Common name   greenstem paperflower
D.M. Barnes   s.n.  
   with E. Buchert, L. Passey, B. Prestwich, J. Simpson
Coll. Date 26 May 1999 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Upper Calf Creek Falls Trail, near the top of the trail on the south side;
Habitat Notes slick rock, white sand, full sun, western exposure, associated with pinyon, juniper. 
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° 51'  27" N, 111° 26'  44" W
Township Range T34S, R4E, Sec. 10, 11, 14, 15  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Psilostrophe sparsiflora (Gray) A. Nels.

     Riddellia tagetina var. sparsiflora Gray

Common Name(s): greenstem paperflower.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=38315, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03775s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02641s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02754s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03271s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06102s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08242s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08522s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09503s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10627s4.jpg 
specimen image: 13601s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
03921 Aliciella subnuda      "coral gilia" same section
03782 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
03781 Arenaria fendleri      "Fendler's sandwort" same section
03796 Arenaria macradenia      "desert sandwort" same section
03785 Astragalus ceramicus      "painted milkvetch" same section
03768 Astragalus zionis      "Zion milkvetch" same section
03776 Dimorphocarpa wislizeni      "Wislizen's spectacle pod" same section
03769 Elymus elymoides      "California squirreltail" same section
06551 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. arizonica   "Arizona four-nerve daisy" same section
06552 Hymenoxys cooperi      "Cooper's rubberweed" same section
03787 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" same section
03757 Orobanche fasciculata      "clustered broomrape" same section
03751 Orobanche fasciculata      "clustered broomrape" same section
03745 Penstemon eatonii  var. undosus  same section
03786 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" same section
03771 Tradescantia occidentalis      "prairie spiderwort" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Upper Calf Creek Falls (Falls) Garfield County, UT 1983 ft. W 6034  Calf Creek 
New Home Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 1 mi. N 6555  Calf Creek 
McGath Point (Summit) Garfield County, UT 1.4 mi. S 6680  Calf Creek 
McGath Point Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 1.5 mi. SW 6697  Calf Creek 
Baker Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.2 mi. N   Boulder Town 
The Hogback (Ridge) Garfield County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 6313  Calf Creek 
Lower Calf Creek Falls (Falls) Garfield County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 5607  Calf Creek 
Balancing Rock (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3.1 mi. N 6802  Boulder Town 
Thompson Ledge (Bench) Garfield County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 6628  Boulder Town 
Durffey Mesa (Summit) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. E 6614  Calf Creek 
Sweetwater Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. W   Roger Peak 
Sugarloaf (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 6828  Boulder Town 
Anasazi Historical Site (Park) Garfield County, UT 3.4 mi. NE 6585  Boulder Town 
Dry Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   Boulder Town 
Schoolhouse Ledge (Cliff) Garfield County, UT 3.8 mi. N 6847  Boulder Town 
Boulder Town (Populated Place) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. N 6700  Boulder Town 
Boulder School (School) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. N 6710  Boulder Town 
Boulder Post Office (Post Office) Garfield County, UT 3.8 mi. N 6683  Boulder Town 
Bowington Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. S 5889  Calf Creek 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Garfield County, UT 3.8 mi. N 6654  Boulder Town 


Taxon Links for species Psilostrophe sparsiflora  (A. Gray) A. Nelson

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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