Occurrence ID (GUID):
Purshia stansburyana (Torr.) Henrickson
Frates, Tony 158
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
1460 meters (4789ft)
Gentle west-facing slope largely covered with cheatgrass
Colutea arborescens, Ambrosia psilostachya, Cercocarpus ledifolius, Ericameria nauseosa, Bromus tectorum
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.
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.
Record Id: 5cf148e1-bdd3-4909-ad6e-b8e089a9ef43