Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11914 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Kalmia microphylla (Hook.) A. Heller
Common name   alpine laurel
A. Searle   52  
Coll. Date 24 August 2006 
United States
Locality Mirror Lake Highway, Uinta Mountains.
     Elev.: 10420 ft. (3177 m.)
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° 40'  54" N, 110° 54'  45" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Kalmia microphylla (Hook.) Heller

     Kalmia microphylla ssp. occidentalis (Small) Taylor & MacBryde
     Kalmia microphylla var. occidentalis (Small) Ebinger
     Kalmia occidentalis Small
     Kalmia polifolia ssp. microphylla (Hook.) Calder & Taylor
     Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla (Hook.) Hall
     Kalmia polifolia ssp. occidentalis (Small) Abrams

Common Name(s): alpine bog laurel, alpine laurel.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23678, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Ericales
                                Family: Ericaceae
                                    Genus: Kalmia
                                        Species: Kalmia microphylla


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11914s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04070s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07924s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07996s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05628 Agoseris glauca  var. cronquistii   "Cronquist's mountain dandelion" same section
04655 Agrostis humilis      "alpine bentgrass" same section
07830 Agrostis variabilis      "Ross' bentgrass" same section
05625 Allium brandegeei      "Brandegee's wild onion" same section
07834 Angelica roseana      "rose angelica" same section
18045 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi      "kinnikinnick" same section
04696 Arenaria congesta      "ballhead sandwort" same section
07824 Arenaria hookeri      "Hooker's sandwort" same section
05616 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" same section
04726 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" same section
07835 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" same section
04694 Aster sibiricus      "arctic aster" same section
04674 Campanula uniflora      "arctic bellflower" same section
05617 Carex capitata      "capitate sedge" same section
04774 Carex geyeri      "Geyer's sedge" 1.6 mi. NW
07816 Carex leporinella      "Sierra hare sedge" same section
07833 Carex norvegica      "Norway sedge" same section
04652 Carex scirpoidea      "northern singlespike sedge" same section
07815 Carex scirpoidea  var. pseudoscirpoidea  same section
07828 Carex straminiformis      "Shasta sedge" same section
05618 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" same section
04716 Cirsium eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's thistle" same section
04673 Cryptogramma crispa  var. acrostichoides   "American parsley fern" same section
07826 Cryptogramma crispa  var. acrostichoides   "American parsley fern" same section
05620 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" same section
04654 Elymus salinus      "Salina wildrye" same section
07814 Epilobium ciliatum      "fringed willowherb" same section
05627 Epilobium oregonense      "Oregon willowherb" same section
05623 Eremogone congesta  var. congesta  same section
05630 Erigeron ursinus      "Bear River fleabane" same section
05619 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. porteri  same section
05626 Erythronium grandiflorum      "yellow glacier-lily" same section
07821 Festuca brachyphylla  subsp. brachyphylla   "alpine fescue" same section
04723 Galium trifidum      "three-petaled bedstraw" same section
14746 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 345 ft. W
08006 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 1.8 mi. SW
07819 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" same section
04697 Gentianella amarella      "northern dwarf-gentian" same section
07831 Gentianella amarella      "northern dwarf-gentian" same section
07832 Hieracium triste  var. gracile   "slender hawkweed" same section
04676 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" same section
05643 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" same section
05622 Juncus drummondii      "Drummond's rush" same section
18043 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" 564 ft. SW
07817 Ligusticum tenuifolium      "Idaho licorice-root" same section
04675 Ligusticum tenuifolium      "Idaho licorice-root" same section
07829 Luzula spicata      "spiked woodrush" same section
07818 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" same section
04698 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" same section
04672 Phacelia hastata  var. alpina   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" same section
03075 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" 2952 ft. N
04692 Poa alpina      "alpine bluegrass" same section
04657 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" same section
04725 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" same section
07827 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" same section
01569 Ranunculus eschscholtzii  var. eschscholtzii   "Eschscholtz's buttercup" 2952 ft. N
05614 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" same section
02286 Ribes inerme      "whitestem gooseberry" 2349 ft. S
14748 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 345 ft. W
17889 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 338 ft. SE
18044 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 564 ft. SW
14749 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 345 ft. W
18041 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 440 ft. SE
07823 Selaginella densa      "lesser spikemoss" same section
05629 Senecio crassulus      "thick-leaf ragwort" same section
04689 Sibbaldia procumbens      "creeping sibbaldia" same section
05615 Sibbaldia procumbens      "creeping sibbaldia" same section
07825 Silene acaulis  var. subacaulescens   "moss catchfly" same section
07822 Smelowskia calycina  var. americana   "American false candytuft" same section
07820 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section
05659 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section
05644 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section
04695 Solidago nana      "dwarf goldenrod" same section
04724 Stellaria longipes      "meadow starwort" same section
04693 Trifolium parryi      "Parry's clover" same section
05624 Trifolium parryi      "Parry's clover" same section
04656 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section
07806 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section
04658 Trisetum wolfii      "Wolf's oat-grass" same section
14744 Vaccinium       "blueberry" 345 ft. W
18132 Vaccinium myrtillus      "whortleberry" 1.4 mi. NW
14747 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 345 ft. W
15277 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 193 ft. E
14745 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 345 ft. W
18042 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 440 ft. SE
03072 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 2952 ft. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bald Mountain Overlook (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 10749  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain Trailhead Picnic Area (Locale) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 10794  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 10785  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain Pass (Gap) Duchesne County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 10516  Mirror Lake 
Blizzard Lake (Lake) Wasatch County, UT 1.2 mi. S 10306  Mirror Lake 
Gem Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 10086  Mirror Lake 
Lost Creek Campground (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. W 10010  Mirror Lake 
Mount Cardwell (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 1.3 mi. S 10696  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain (Summit) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. N 11598  Mirror Lake 
Wilderness Area Overlook (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 10443  Mirror Lake 
Clegg Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. N 10499  Mirror Lake 
Joan Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.3 mi. S 10060  Mirror Lake 
Murdock Mountain (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 1.1 mi. E 11188  Mirror Lake 
Moosehorn Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 10388  Mirror Lake 
Lilly Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. W 9935  Mirror Lake 
Echo Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 9748  Mirror Lake 
Reids Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 1.7 mi. N 11388  Mirror Lake 
Moosehorn Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 10358  Mirror Lake 
Lilly Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. W 9922  Mirror Lake 
Dean Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. N 10371  Mirror Lake 


Taxon Links for species Kalmia microphylla  (Hook.) A. Heller

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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