Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09773 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ledum decumbens (Aiton) Lodd. ex Steud.
J.G. Harris   3588  
   with D.L. Taylor
Coll. Date 21 July 2004 
Yukon Territory
Locality Ogilvie Mts, Dempster Highway at km 77.
     Elev.: 3936 ft. (1200 m.)
Habitat Notes disturbed area along roadside, tundra community. 
Latitude Longitude 64° 32'  48" N, 138° 13'  57" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Ledum palustre ssp. decumbens (Ait.) HultÚn

     Ledum decumbens (Ait.) Lodd. ex Steud.
     Ledum palustre var. decumbens Ait.
     Rhododendron tomentosum ssp. subarcticum (Harmaja) G. Wallace

Common Name(s): marsh Labrador tea.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=524215, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Ericales
                                Family: Ericaceae
                                    Genus: Ledum
                                        Species: Ledum palustre
                                            Subspecies: Ledum palustre ssp. decumbens


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09773s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09767 Empetrum nigrum  subsp. hermaphroditum   "black crowberry" same section
09772 Erigeron acris  subsp. politus   "bitter fleabane" same section
09731 Erigeron purpuratus      "purple fleabane" 1.5 mi. S
09769 Erigeron purpuratus      "purple fleabane" same section
09774 Mertensia paniculata  var. paniculata   "northern bluebells" 1.5 mi. S
09768 Polytrichum piliferum      "polytrichum moss" same section
09770 Saxifraga tricuspidata      "three-toothed saxifrage" same section
09775 Stellaria longipes      "meadow starwort" 1.5 mi. S


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name


Taxon Links for species Ledum decumbens  (Aiton) Lodd. ex Steud.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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