Plant Species of the Bright Angel Trail:
Simpson's buckwheat, Eriogonum microthecum var. simpsonii
See Plant Guide to Bright Angel Trail for an introduction to this page, especially the Introduction To These Species Pages.
This page is just a shell to hold my photographs and reference information for now, so that readers can see the photographs and this taxon. The identification status, voucher info, and discussion of the species will be added in the future.
Identification status: .
From a SEINet search on 29 September 2007, there are vouchers of this species from the Coconino County portion of the Grand Canyon. The nearest are at: ; and . Note that there may be additional vouchers at other herbaria not available through SEINet.
First occurrence on Bright Angel Trail: mile 0.33, elevation 6668 feet (2032 m).
Number of plants along Trail: this taxon is quite common along this trail; at least 50 plants were found in at least 9 different locations in September 2007.
From 5 September 2007, mile 0.33:
The white blooms are the Eriogonum; the blue-purple blooms are from Machaeranthera canescens:
See Resources for Grand Canyon Flora for further information on most of these references. Entries in the second column are either the name used in that source or a page reference. The name is linked to online pages when available. If a given reference does not contain this taxon, the entry is either left blank or contains a hyphen.
Family Polygonaceae Scientific Name Eriogonum microthecum var. simpsonii 1987 Grand Canyon Flora Name Eriogonum microthecum var. foliosum 1987 Grand Canyon Flora page 51 SEINet Image Page Eriogonum microthecum var. simpsonii USDA Plants Eriogonum microthecum var. simpsonii Flora of North America Eriogonum microthecum var. simpsonii Jepson Manual for California treatment Eriogonum microthecum var. simpsonii Jepson Manual illustration page (877) Kearney and Peebles Name Eriogonum simpsoni Kearney and Peebles Page # 243 Vascular Plants of AZ name Vascular Plants of AZ volume: page Huisinga et al 2006 name - Huisinga et al 2006 page numbers - Epple Name - Epple description page # - Epple pix # - McDougall 1964 name Eriogonum simpsoni McDougall 1964 page # 79 Brian 2000 Name Phillips 1979 name - Phillips 1979 page # - Stockert 1967 name - Stockert 1967 page # -
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Last Update: 3 October 2007