General Research Observations
Taxon: Asclepias speciosa Torr.
Family: Apocynaceae
Collector: Frates, Tony   201606281266   
Date: 2016-06-28
Locality: United States, Utah, Salt Lake, Millcreek, Mid-section of Big Cottonwood East Park, approx. 140 meters N/NE of the main parking area at about 4650 South 1500 East along north side of trail
40.67086  -111.84756 +-5m.  WGS84
Georeference Remarks: Garmin GPS 76
Elevation: 1330 meters (4362ft)
Habitat: Opening in ruderal area dominated by invasive dense stands of Russian Olive trees and introduced pasture grasses
Substrate: Abandoned/historic channel of Big Cottonwood Creek
Associated Species: Elymus repens (Agropyron repens), Dactylis glomerata, Dipsacus fullonum, Elaeagnus angustifolia, Nepeta cataria, Arctium minus
Description: Dense concentration of plants mostly with sun exposure on edge of trail, flowers whitish to rose-pink
Reproductive Condition: Flowering
Occurrence Remarks: One Monarch butterfly was observed visiting these plants (two Monarchs were observed at this same location on 6/26/2016, i.e. two days ago) along with honey bees and other insects
Specimen Images
Record Id: c38dcee3-d018-40aa-9463-77a5bc9ac788
Occurrence ID (GUID): c38dcee3-d018-40aa-9463-77a5bc9ac788
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