Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09774 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mertensia paniculata (Aiton) G. Don
Infraspecific    var. paniculata 
Common name   northern bluebells
J.G. Harris   3589  
   with D.L. Taylor
Coll. Date 21 July 2004 
Geography Canada.  Yukon Territory.  
Locality along the Dempster Highway at km 74. 
Elev.: 3952 ft. (1205 m.)
Habitat Notes streambank community. 
Latitude Longitude 64° 31'  31" N, 138° 14'  43" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Mertensia paniculata var. paniculata (Ait.) G. Don

     Mertensia palmeri A. Nels. & J.F. Macbr.
     Mertensia pilosa (Cham.) DC.

Common Name(s): tall bluebells.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=529169, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Boraginaceae
                                    Genus: Mertensia
                                        Species: Mertensia paniculata
                                            Variety: Mertensia paniculata var. paniculata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09774s2.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09767 Empetrum nigrum  ssp. hermaphroditum   "black crowberry" 1.5 mi. N
09772 Erigeron acris  ssp. politus   "bitter fleabane" 1.5 mi. N
09731 Erigeron purpuratus      "purple fleabane" same section
09769 Erigeron purpuratus      "purple fleabane" 1.5 mi. N
09773 Ledum decumbens     1.5 mi. N
09768 Polytrichum piliferum      "polytrichum moss" 1.5 mi. N
09770 Saxifraga tricuspidata      "three-toothed saxifrage" 1.5 mi. N
09775 Stellaria longipes      "meadow starwort" same section


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 Mertensia paniculata  (Aiton) G. Don

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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