General Research Observations
Occurrence ID (GUID): 5cf148e1-bdd3-4909-ad6e-b8e089a9ef43
Taxon: Purshia stansburyana (Torr.) Henrickson
Family: Rosaceae
Collector: Frates, Tony   158   
Date: 2009-06-13
Locality: USA, Utah, Salt Lake County, Median strip between Wasatch Blvd and I-215 (Belt Route/freeway) at approx. 5050 South
40.65993  -111.80554 +-10m.  WGS84
Elevation: 1460 meters (4789ft)
Habitat: Gentle west-facing slope largely covered with cheatgrass
Associated Species: Colutea arborescens, Ambrosia psilostachya, Cercocarpus ledifolius, Ericameria nauseosa, Bromus tectorum
Description: Upright growth form with multiple basal stems, 8 to 10 feet tall, with both flowers (pleasant mild aroma, sage-pine scented) and exserted fruits; plants occasional in a limited area.
Reproductive Condition: Flowering/fruiting
Notes: This Purshia species (and no doubt the Colutea) were planted at this location in connection with freeway revegetation efforts by UDOT; not found on shoreline terraces above/east of the Wasatch Blvd.; more plants of this species that were shorter (~ 4 ft tall) observed at roughly 4940 So. Wasatch Blvd on this same date and in the same median strip.
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Record Id: 5cf148e1-bdd3-4909-ad6e-b8e089a9ef43
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