Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09439 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Phacelia fremontii Torr.
Common name   Fremont's scorpionweed
Donna M. Barnes   3795  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 04 May 2004 
United States
Washington County
Locality Mojave Desert Joshua Tree Road, [Beaver Dam Mountains, White Hills, Laub Reservoir vicinity, along Bulldog Pass Road (Joshua Tree Road Scenic Backway), ca. 3.3 miles S of the junction with Old Highway 91];
     Elev.: 3756 ft. (1145 m.)
Habitat Notes rocky silty soil. 
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° 7'  22.4" N, 113° 45'  47.8" 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):

     Phacelia fremontii Torr.

Common Name(s): Fremont's phacelia, Fremont's scorpion-weed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31495, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Hydrophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Phacelia
                                        Species: Phacelia fremontii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09443 Allium nevadense      "Nevada wild onion" same section
03008 Astragalus ampullarioides     1.2 mi. S
09448 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1671 ft. S
13221 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1671 ft. S
09441 Coleogyne ramosissima      "blackbrush" same section
08123 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" 1.2 mi. S
09446 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" 1671 ft. S
09445 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" same section
09437 Eriogonum brachypodum      "Parry's wild buckwheat" same section
09438 Eriophyllum wallacei      "Wallace's easter bonnets" same section
09440 Fallugia paradoxa      "Apache plume" same section
09444 Haplopappus linearifolius  var. interior   "narrow-leaf goldenbush" same section
09442 Lupinus brevicaulis      "shortstem lupine" same section
09447 Mentzelia integra     1671 ft. S
09384 Montia perfoliata  var. utahensis  same section
09436 Salsola tragus      "prickly Russian thistle" same section
09449 Senecio douglasii  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" 1671 ft. S
08124 Tricardia watsonii      "threehearts" 1.2 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Laub Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 363 ft. NW 3757  Jarvis Peak 
Reef Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. W 4288  Jarvis Peak 
Quail Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2 mi. S 4232  Jarvis Peak 
Paiute Indian Reservation (Reserve) Washington County, UT 3 mi. N 3566  Shivwits 
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3 mi. SE 3452  White Hills 
Jarvis Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. SW 6411  Jarvis Peak 
White Hills (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 3566  White Hills 
Cave Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. S 3819  White Hills 
Mine Valley (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. S   Jarvis Peak 
Tahoari (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. SW 5502  Jarvis Peak 
Shivwits (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 4 mi. N 3202  Shivwits 
Mine Valley Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. S 4472  Jarvis Peak 
Camp Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. N 3452  Shivwits 
Wittwer Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. NE   Shivwits 
Apex Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. SW 5243  Jarvis Peak 
Utah Hill Summit (Locale) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. W 4744  Jarvis Peak 
Shem (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. N 3297  Shivwits 
Land Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. E 3268  Santa Clara 
Paymaster Mine Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. SW 5492  Jarvis Peak 
Boomer Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 4 mi. E 3691  White Hills 


Taxon Links for species Phacelia fremontii  Torr.

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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