Eastern Mojave Vegetation Silver Reef, Washington County, Utah.

Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Leeds.

Mining town northeast of Saint George.

Silver ore was discovered in this unlikely sandstone formation in 1866 by John Kemple, and the town of Silver Reef was established in 1876-77. Many businesses, a Catholic church, a brewery, both Masonic and Oddfellows Halls and a Chinatown with over 250 residents, all flourished in Silver Reef during the peak years around 1880.

Elevation: 3796ft, 1157m.

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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.


Frasera albomarginata S. Watson. (Oth)

Total number of taxa: 1
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Date and time this article was prepared:1:00:09 PM, 7/7/2024.