Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00371 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC.
Common name   antelope bitterbrush
M. Trotter   65  
Coll. Date 25 May 1989 
United States
Utah County
Locality Squaw Peak Trail road .
Habitat Notes roadcut. 
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 40° 16'  56" N, 111° 35'  50" W
Township Range T6S, R3E  
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):

     Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC.

Common Name(s): antelope bitterbrush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25290, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Rosaceae
                                    Genus: Purshia
                                        Species: Purshia tridentata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 00371s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 01192s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03471s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03472s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02507 Acer grandidentatum      "bigtooth maple" 1 mi. E
15436 Acer grandidentatum      "bigtooth maple" 1.6 mi. SW
02926 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" same section
06852 Allium brandegeei      "Brandegee's wild onion" same section
00381 Astragalus drummondii      "Drummond's milkvetch" same section
00481 Balsamorhiza hookeri  var. hispidula   "Hooker's balsamroot" same section
14998 Brickellia californica      "California brickellbush" 1.5 mi. SE
01862 Cardamine cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf bittercress" 1.2 mi. SW
01857 Carex hoodii      "Hood's sedge" 1.3 mi. SW
01283 Ceanothus velutinus      "snowbrush ceanothus" 1.4 mi. NE
02142 Cercocarpus ledifolius      "curl-leaf mountain mahogany" 1 mi. S
09216 Cercocarpus ledifolius      "curl-leaf mountain mahogany" 1.5 mi. SE
00498 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" same section
06854 Claytonia lanceolata      "spear-leaf springbeauty" same section
00428 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  same section
01856 Cornus sericea  var. sericea   "redosier dogwood" 1.3 mi. SW
13209 Cynoglossum officinale      "gypsyflower" 1.3 mi. SW
01855 Cynoglossum officinale      "gypsyflower" 1.3 mi. SW
00165 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 1 mi. S
06853 Dicentra uniflora      "longhorn steer's-head" same section
02785 Eremogone ferrisiae      "Ferris' sandwort" 1.4 mi. NE
02506 Eremogone ferrisiae      "Ferris' sandwort" 1 mi. E
06855 Erythronium grandiflorum      "yellow glacier-lily" same section
01865 Hackelia floribunda      "many-flowered stickseed" 1.2 mi. SW
01547 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" same section
00399 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" same section
02023 Holodiscus dumosus      "mountainspray" 1.2 mi. SE
00315 Hydrophyllum capitatum  var. capitatum   "purple cat's breeches" 1.4 mi. NE
01548 Iberis umbellata      "globe candytuft" same section
00464 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" same section
02144 Juniperus scopulorum      "Rocky Mountain juniper" 1 mi. S
01868 Lathyrus pauciflorus  var. utahensis   "Utah few-flowered pea" 1.2 mi. SW
00354 Lithophragma parviflorum      "small-flowered woodland-star" 1.4 mi. NE
01863 Mitella stauropetala  var. stenopetala   "drywoods miterwort" 1.2 mi. SW
00402 Oenothera cespitosa      "tufted evening primrose" same section
06851 Orogenia linearifolia      "Great Basin Indian potato" same section
01897 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" 1.3 mi. SW
02145 Pachystima myrsinites     1 mi. S
15439 Paxistima myrsinites      "Oregon boxleaf" 1.6 mi. SW
01871 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1 mi. SW
00166 Penstemon eatonii  var. eatonii  1 mi. S
01860 Penstemon sepalulus      "littlecup beardtongue" 1 mi. SW
00340 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" 1 mi. S
08483 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" same section
15438 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1.6 mi. SW
02508 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1 mi. E
01869 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1.2 mi. SW
01861 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1.2 mi. SW
01866 Polemonium foliosissimum  var. alpinum   "alpine Jacob's-ladder" 1.2 mi. SW
02143 Populus tremuloides      "quaking aspen" 1 mi. S
15437 Populus tremuloides      "quaking aspen" 1.6 mi. SW
09219 Populus trichocarpa      "western balsam poplar" 1.5 mi. SE
01549 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" same section
00421 Ribes viscosissimum  var. viscosissimum  same section
00373 Rosa canina      "dog rose" same section
15279 Rubus parviflorus      "thimbleberry" 1.3 mi. SW
03027 Salix scouleriana      "Scouler's willow" 1.4 mi. SW
15382 Sambucus caerulea     2207 ft. SE
15212 Sambucus caerulea     2030 ft. NE
15381 Sambucus caerulea     1598 ft. SE
01859 Scrophularia lanceolata      "spear-leaf figwort" 1.3 mi. SW
06850 Stellaria jamesiana     same section
01870 Symphoricarpos oreophilus  var. oreophilus   "mountain snowberry" 1 mi. SW
02927 Symphyotrichum ascendens      "western aster" same section
01867 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" 1.2 mi. SW
01858 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" 1.3 mi. SW
00279 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" 1.4 mi. NE
01864 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" 1.2 mi. SW
06849 Viola purpurea  var. venosa  same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Second Left Fork Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S   Bridal Veil Falls 
First Left Fork Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S   Bridal Veil Falls 
First Right Fork Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1 mi. S   Springville 
Rock Canyon Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 6907  Bridal Veil Falls 
Second Right Fork Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. S   Springville 
Squaw Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. SW 7678  Bridal Veil Falls 
Burnt Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. SE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Dry Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. SE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Cascade Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N 10817  Bridal Veil Falls 
Hope Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 6651  Bridal Veil Falls 
Y Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. S 8452  Bridal Veil Falls 
Hellspot Tower (Tower) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 5125  Orem 
Cold Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. S 8153  Springville 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. W 5154  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 5148  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. W 5131  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. W 4981  Orem 
Maple Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 3 mi. S 7746  Springville 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Bridal Veil Falls 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 4889  Orem 


Taxon Links for species Purshia tridentata  (Pursh) DC.

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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