Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12000 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Linum aristatum Engelm.
Common name   bristle flax
Donna M. Barnes   5436  
Coll. Date 27 September 2006 
United States
Kane County
Locality Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, west access, [along Coral Pink Sand Dunes Road (County Road 43), N of the campground entrance];
     Elev.: 6103 ft. (1861 m.)
Habitat Notes deep actively moving dunes. 
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 37° 3'  7" N, 112° 42'  45" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Linum aristatum Engelm.

     Cathartolinum aristatum (Engelm.) Small
     Mesynium aristatum (Engelm.) W.A. Weber

Common Name(s): bristle flax.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=29231, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05085 Abronia fragrans      "snowball sand verbena" 1.3 mi. S
05095 Artemisia filifolia      "sand sagebrush" 1.3 mi. S
05083 Boechera holboellii  var. pinetorum  1.3 mi. S
05096 Calamovilfa gigantea      "giant sandreed" 1.3 mi. S
12003 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. arenarius   "sand rubber rabbitbrush" same section
12004 Corispermum welshii      "Welsh's bugseed" same section
12503 Dicoria       "twinbugs" same section
05082 Fritillaria atropurpurea      "leopard-lily" 1.3 mi. S
05094 Juncus arcticus  subsp. littoralis   "mountain rush" 1.3 mi. S
05081 Lathyrus brachycalyx  var. zionis   "Zion sweetpea" 1.3 mi. S
12502 Lygodesmia juncea      "rush skeleton plant" same section
11999 Oenothera pallida  var. pallida   "pale evening primrose" same section
05084 Phlox austromontana  var. prostrata   "creeping southern phlox" 1.3 mi. S
12005 Reverchonia arenaria      "sand reverchonia" same section
05080 Sophora stenophylla      "fringe-leaf necklacepod" 1.3 mi. S
11988 Wyethia scabra      "rough mule's ears" 1.6 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Reserve (Park) Kane County, UT 0.9 mi. S 5925  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Yellowjacket Picnic Site (Park) Kane County, UT 1.8 mi. N 6214  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Coral Pink Sand Dunes Campground (Locale) Kane County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 5919  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Willow Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 1.9 mi. NW 6411  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Moquith Mountains (Range) Kane County, UT 2.5 mi. S 6893  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Chris Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 2.8 mi. S 5932  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Harris Springs (Spring) Kane County, UT 3 mi. NW 6385  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Esplin Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 2.6 mi. W 6142  Elephant Butte 
Sand Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 6247  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Sand Springs Overnight Campground (Locale) Kane County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 6204  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Ponderosa Grove Campground (Locale) Kane County, UT 3.3 mi. NE 6283  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Ed Lamb Point (Cape) Kane County, UT 3.7 mi. S 6861  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Yellowjacket Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 3.9 mi. N 6172  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Ed Lamb Point (Cliff) Mohave County, AZ 4.4 mi. S 6779  Kaibab 
Red Cliff Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 4.8 mi. S 5512  Kaibab 
Indian Canyon Pictograph Site (Locale) Kane County, UT 4.1 mi. E 5666  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Block Mesas (Summit) Kane County, UT 4.9 mi. N 6421  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Dixie Knoll (Summit) Kane County, UT 4.4 mi. SW 5742  Elephant Butte 
South Fork Indian Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.3 mi. E   Yellowjacket Canyon 
Cougar Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 5 mi. SE   Yellowjacket Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Linum aristatum  Engelm.

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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