Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02795 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Linum kingii S. Watson
Common name   King's flax
T. Whiteley   s.n.  
Coll. Date 19 June 1992 
United States
Salt Lake County
Locality Little Cottonwood Canyon, above Alta into Wasatch National Forest, follow forest road to locked gate, about 2 miles from ski village, about 1.5 miles from Secret Lake trailhead.
Habitat Notes alpine meadow. 
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° 36'  2" N, 111° 35'  50" W
Township Range T2S, R3E, Sec. 34  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Linum kingii S. Wats.

     Cathartolinum kingii (S. Wats.) Small
     Cathartolinum sedoides (Porter) Small
     Linum kingii var. pinetorum M.E. Jones
     Linum kingii var. sedoides Porter
     Mesyniopsis kingii (S. Wats.) W.A. Weber

Common Name(s): King's flax.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=29213, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Linales
                                Family: Linaceae
                                    Genus: Linum
                                        Species: Linum kingii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02795s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01084s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02225s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03052s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03065s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06072s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09070s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10119s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02797 Geranium viscosissimum  var. incisum   "sticky purple geranium" same section
02798 Leptosiphon nuttallii      "Nuttall's linanthus" 1 mi. W
02793 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" same section
02794 Polemonium foliosissimum  var. alpinum   "alpine Jacob's-ladder" same section
02796 Ribes inerme      "whitestem gooseberry" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mount Evergreen (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 186 ft. N 9741  Brighton 
Twin Lakes Reservoir (Reservoir) Salt Lake County, UT 846 ft. S 9433  Brighton 
Twin Lakes Dam (Dam) Salt Lake County, UT 922 ft. SE 9407  Brighton 
Lake Solitude (Reservoir) Salt Lake County, UT 1750 ft. N 9029  Brighton 
Solitude Tunnel (Mine) Salt Lake County, UT 1625 ft. NW 9075  Brighton 
New York Tunnel (Mine) Salt Lake County, UT 2368 ft. NE 8924  Brighton 
Black Bess Shaft (Mine) Salt Lake County, UT 2702 ft. W 9964  Brighton 
Mount Millicent (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 0.7 mi. S 10283  Brighton 
Brighton Recreation Area (Locale) Salt Lake County, UT 0.6 mi. SE 8862  Brighton 
Lady of the Lake (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 8741  Brighton 
Silver Lake (Reservoir) Salt Lake County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 8721  Brighton 
Silver Lake Estates (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 0.7 mi. E 8721  Brighton 
Brighton Ski Area (Locale) Salt Lake County, UT 0.7 mi. E 8744  Brighton 
Brighton Ski Area Heliport (Airport) Salt Lake County, UT 0.7 mi. E 8721  Brighton 
Woodlawn Mine (Mine) Salt Lake County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 9282  Brighton 
Honeycomb Cliffs (Cliff) Salt Lake County, UT 0.8 mi. W 9912  Brighton 
Lake Mary (Reservoir) Salt Lake County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 9466  Brighton 
Lake Mary Dam (Dam) Salt Lake County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 9472  Brighton 
Brighton Guard Station (Locale) Salt Lake County, UT 0.8 mi. E 8783  Brighton 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Salt Lake County, UT 0.8 mi. E 8721  Brighton 


Taxon Links for species Linum kingii  S. Watson

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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