Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05554 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum microthecum Nutt.
Infraspecific    var. simpsonii (Benth.) Reveal
Common name   Simpson's wild buckwheat
K.T. Harper   2001-348  
   with R. Van Buren, D. Clark
Coll. Date 12 July 2001 
United States
Garfield County
Locality 26 miles S of Antimony.
     Elev.: 7590 ft. (2314 m.)
Habitat Notes in low shrub community. 
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° 47'  28" N, 112° 0'  56" W
Township Range T35S, R2W, Sec. 4  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Eriogonum microthecum var. simpsonii (Benth.) Reveal

     Eriogonum microthecum var. foliosum (Torr. & Gray) Reveal
     Eriogonum microthecum var. friscanum (M.E. Jones) S. Stokes
     Eriogonum microthecum ssp. intermedium S. Stokes
     Eriogonum microthecum var. macdougalii (Gandog.) S. Stokes
     Eriogonum simpsonii Benth.

Common Name(s): Simpson buckwheat, Simpson's buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=195533, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Polygonales
                                Family: Polygonaceae
                                    Genus: Eriogonum
                                        Species: Eriogonum microthecum
                                            Variety: Eriogonum microthecum var. simpsonii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05286 Achnatherum aridum      "Mormon needlegrass" 32.9 mi. W
10367 Allium macropetalum      "large-flowered wild onion" 4 mi. W
01289 Artemisia filifolia      "sand sagebrush" 32.9 mi. W
05287 Asclepias tuberosa      "butterfly milkweed" 32.9 mi. W
10917 Astragalus tenellus      "loose-flowered milkvetch" 7.3 mi. W
10366 Camissonia eastwoodiae      "Eastwood's suncup" 4 mi. W
15115 Castilleja parvula  var. revealii   "Reveal's paintbrush" 5.8 mi. W
08994 Chenopodium fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's goosefoot" 32.9 mi. W
12020 Chrysopsis zionensis      "Zion goldenaster" 30.4 mi. W
08993 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. gnaphalodes   "gray-stem rubber rabbitbrush" 32.9 mi. W
07170 Clematis ligusticifolia      "white virgins-bower" 32.5 mi. W
07169 Cleome lutea      "yellow spiderflower" 32.5 mi. W
06032 Cleome lutea      "yellow spiderflower" 32.9 mi. W
12024 Cordylanthus kingii  var. kingii   "King's bird's-beak" 30.4 mi. W
12025 Corispermum americanum      "American bugseed" 30.4 mi. W
06027 Cryptantha cinerea  var. pustulosa   "blistered James' cat's eye" 32.9 mi. W
12026 Cryptantha fendleri      "Fendler's forget-me-not" 30.4 mi. W
12023 Dimorphocarpa wislizeni      "Wislizen's spectacle pod" 30.4 mi. W
12027 Eriogonum cernuum  var. psammophilum   "nodding wild buckwheat" 30.4 mi. W
10000 Eriogonum flexum     54 mi. W
10368 Lappula occidentalis      "western stickseed" 4 mi. W
08996 Lepidium eastwoodiae      "Eatwood's pepperwort" 32.9 mi. W
12021 Linum aristatum      "bristle flax" 30.4 mi. W
05125 Lupinus brevicaulis      "shortstem lupine" 30.8 mi. W
08995 Machaeranthera canescens  var. canescens   "gray tansy aster" 32.9 mi. W
11925 Oenothera pallida  var. pallida   "pale evening primrose" 15.9 mi. W
04262 Opuntia fragilis      "brittle pricklypear" 33 mi. W
14392 Penstemon rostriflorus      "Bridges' beardtongue" 33.4 mi. W
10365 Phacelia cephalotes      "virgin scorpionweed" 4 mi. W
10364 Platyschkuhria integrifolia  var. desertorum   "desert basin-daisy" 4 mi. W
01298 Rhus aromatica  var. simplicifolia   "skunkbush sumac" 32.9 mi. W
06029 Sarcostemma cynanchoides      "fringed twinevine" 32.9 mi. W
07168 Scirpus microcarpus      "panicled bulrush" 32.5 mi. W
01291 Shepherdia rotundifolia      "round-leaf buffaloberry" 32.9 mi. W
06028 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 32.9 mi. W
12022 Stephanomeria pauciflora      "brownplume wirelettuce" 30.4 mi. W
08992 Thelypodium integrifolium  var. gracilipes  32.9 mi. W
18155 Verbesina encelioides      "golden crownbeard" 1.1 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mud Spring Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 0.8 mi. N   Sweetwater Creek 
Cameron Wash Reservoir Number 1 (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 1.7 mi. S 7648  Flake Mountain East 
Dry Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 1.8 mi. SE   Sweetwater Creek 
Widtsoe Cemetery (Cemetery) Garfield County, UT 2.3 mi. N 7582  Flake Mountain East 
Widtsoe Junction (Populated Place) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. N 7573  Flake Mountain East 
Cameron Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Pine Lake 
Widtsoe (Populated Place) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. N 7612  Sweetwater Creek 
Dipping Vat Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 3.2 mi. SW 7783  Flake Mountain East 
Escalante Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. NE   Sweetwater Creek 
Hunt Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.6 mi. N   Flake Mountain East 
Flake Swale (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Flake Mountain West 
Clay Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.7 mi. N   Pine Lake 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.7 mi. S   Pine Lake 
South Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.9 mi. N   Sweetwater Creek 
Lossee Canal (Canal) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. SE 8189  Pine Lake 
Manning Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.5 mi. NE   Sweetwater Creek 
Reynolds Spring Reservoir (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 5.3 mi. N 7356  Flake Mountain East 
Pine Lake (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. SE 8222  Pine Lake 
Pine Creek Dam (Dam) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. SE 8222  Pine Lake 
Dry Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 5.2 mi. NE   Sweetwater Creek 


Taxon Links for species Eriogonum microthecum  Nutt.

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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