Eastern Mojave Vegetation Clear Creek, Jefferson County, Colorado.

Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Clear Creek Canyon. Golden.

See also: Clear Creek Canyon Park. Guy Gulch.

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Called “Cannon Ball Creek” by the Long Expedition (1820).

I use this entry for “Clear Creek” to refer to the portion of Clear Creek within or near the city limits of Golden, and within or near my definition of Golden s.l.

Elevation: 5680ft, 1729m.

Articles that refer to this location:


Literature Referring To This Location:

  • Van Horn, Richard. 1972. Surficial and bedrock geologic map of the Golden Quadrangle, Jefferson County, Colorado. USGS IMAP: 761-A. 1972. {TAS-pdf} http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngm-bin/pdp/download.pl?q=7281_9511_5, accessed 27 August 2014

Area Plant Lists that contain this location:

Species collected at or near this location.

This list summarizes plants collected or observed at this specific, named location. It does not include plants collected or observed at nearby named or unnamed locations. It may be more instructive to use the Area Lists that contain this location.

  • TAS – The plant was collected by Tom Schweich.
  • Oth – The plant was collected by someone, but not Tom.
  • Obs – The plant was observed, but not collected.


Sambucus canadensis L. American Black Elderberry (Oth)


Conium maculatum L. Common Poison Hemlock (Oth)


Asclepias incarnata L. Swamp Milkweed (Oth)


Betula occidentalis Hook. Water Birch (Obs)


Euphorbia myrsinites L. Myrtle Spurge (Obs)


Linum lewisii Pursh. Prairie Blue Flax (Oth)


Oenothera howardii (A. Nels.) W. L. Wagner. Howard's Evening Primrose (Oth)


Clematis ligusticifolia Nutt. Western White Clematis (Oth)

Clematis orientalis L. Oriental Virginsbower (Obs)

Ranunculus testiculatus Crantz. Bur Buttercup (TAS)


Crataegus succulenta Schrad. ex Link. Fleshy Hawthorn (Oth)

Rosa arkansana Porter. Prairie Rose (Oth)

Rosa woodsii Lindl. Mountain Rose (Oth)


Acer negundo L. Box Elder Maple (TAS)


Iris L. Horticultural Iris (Obs)



Muhlenbergia andina (Nutt.) Hitchc. Foxtail Muhly (TAS)

Total number of taxa: 16
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Date and time this article was prepared:3:19:14 PM, 1/17/2022.