Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11661 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Lewisia rediviva Pursh
Common name   bitterroot
Donna M. Barnes   4991  
Coll. Date 26 May 2006 
United States
Tooele County
Locality Lakeside Mountains, dirt road to Well Pass, [southern slopes of Jedediah Mountain, NW of Well Pass];
     Elev.: 5213 ft. (1589 m.)
Habitat Notes dolomite outcrops, ridges, rocky silty soil. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 57'  43" N, 112° 51'  45" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Lewisia rediviva Pursh

Common Name(s): bitter root, bitterroot, Oregon bitter-root.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20490, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Portulacaceae
                                    Genus: Lewisia
                                        Species: Lewisia rediviva


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11661s1.jpg specimen image: 11661d1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 11659d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11659c1.jpg 
specimen image: 11659s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11651 Allium nevadense      "Nevada wild onion" 2380 ft. SW
11674 Astragalus beckwithii  var. beckwithii   "Beckwith's milkvetch" 1.2 mi. S
11675 Astragalus eurekensis      "Eureka milkvetch" 1.2 mi. S
11652 Astragalus eurekensis      "Eureka milkvetch" 2380 ft. SW
11666 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" same section
11668 Calochortus nuttallii      "sego lily" 1.2 mi. S
11663 Camelina microcarpa      "littlepod false flax" same section
11664 Castilleja angustifolia  var. flavescens   "pale narrow-leaf paintbrush" same section
13219 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 2380 ft. SW
11650 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 2380 ft. SW
11667 Crepis acuminata      "tapertip hawksbeard" 1.2 mi. S
11671 Cryptantha flavoculata      "rough-seeded cat's eye" 1.2 mi. S
11658 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" 2380 ft. SW
11662 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. pterocarya   "winged-nut forget-me-not" same section
11669 Delphinium andersonii  var. andersonii   "Anderson's larkspur" 1.2 mi. S
11653 Erigeron engelmannii      "Engelmann's fleabane" 2380 ft. SW
11676 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" 1.2 mi. S
11659 Lewisia rediviva      "bitterroot" 2380 ft. SW
11670 Lomatium grayi  var. depauperatum   "stunted biscuitroot" 1.2 mi. S
11665 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" same section
11672 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" 1.2 mi. S
11660 Pseudoroegneria spicata  subsp. spicata   "bluebunch wheatgrass" 2380 ft. SW
11673 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1.2 mi. S
11656 Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia      "gooseberry-leaf globemallow" 2380 ft. SW
11654 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 2380 ft. SW
11655 Tetradymia nuttallii      "Nuttall's horsebrush" 2380 ft. SW
11657 Tragopogon dubius      "yellow salsify" 2380 ft. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Jedediah Mountain (Summit) Tooele County, UT 1 mi. N 5788  Craner Peak 
Well Pass (Gap) Tooele County, UT 1 mi. SE 4931  Craner Peak 
Beards Hollow (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.3 mi. S   Craner Peak 
Old Wrathall Well (Well) Tooele County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 4216  Craner Peak 
Monarch Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 2.8 mi. SE 5197  Craner Peak 
Monarch Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.4 mi. SE   Craner Peak 
Richins Knoll (Summit) Box Elder County, UT 4.5 mi. N 4324  Deardens Knoll 
Monarch Well (Well) Tooele County, UT 3.6 mi. SE 4275  Craner Peak 
Skunk Ridge Well (Well) Tooele County, UT 4.8 mi. S 4511  Puddle Valley Knolls 
Black Mountain (Summit) Tooele County, UT 4.7 mi. S 6418  Craner Peak 
Mountain Sheep Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 4 mi. SE   Craner Peak 
Marblehead Quarry (Mine) Tooele County, UT 5.1 mi. S 5230  Craner Peak 
Wrathall Pass (Gap) Box Elder County, UT 4.8 mi. N 4718  Sally Mountain 
Puddle Valley (Valley) Tooele County, UT 5.3 mi. NW   Low 
Vindicator Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 6 mi. SE   Craner Peak 
Carrington Bay (Bay) Box Elder County, UT 6.6 mi. NE 4206  Deardens Knoll 


Taxon Links for species Lewisia rediviva  Pursh

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

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