|Eastern Mojave Vegetation||Yant Pit Canyon, Clark County, Nevada.|
See also: Nay Canyon. Yank Pit Canyon.
See also: Virgin Mountains.
Canyon in the Virgin Mountains of Clark County, Nevada. Name does not appear in the GNIS nor does it appear on maps published since the 1950's. I have also reviewed the geological literature published since 1950, and found no references to the canyon by name.
"Yant" is a Piute name for Agave deserti or A. utahensis, so this name refers to a canyon with a lot of agave roasting pits.
Philip A. Munz and a graduate student, N. C. Sweet, collected in this canyon on 4 June 1941, collecting several species of interest. There is a rare bryophyte, Trichostomum sweetii (E. B. Bartram) L. R. Stark, that Sweet collected. There is rare form of Agave utahensis collected by P. A. Munz. And, there is a collection Swertia albomarginata that attracted my interest.
Quoting from Stark (2007):
Latitude: 36.5536 Longitude: -114.1098 (° decimal)
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Frasera albomarginata S. Watson. (Oth)
Agave utahensis (Engelm.) Gentry. Utah Agave (Oth)
Aristida purpurea Nutt. nealleyi (Vasey) Allred. Blue Threeawn (Oth)
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Date and time this article was prepared:11:44:10 AM, 5/11/2023.