Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12033 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Draba verna L.
Common name   spring whitlow-cress
J.G. Harris   3720  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 19 March 2005 
United States
Utah County
Locality West Mountain, ca 2 km due south-SE of Lincoln Point, on Utah Lake.
     Elev.: 4789 ft. (1460 m.)
Habitat Notes limestone cliffs and rocky slopes; sagebrush community. 
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° 7'  45" N, 111° 48'  38" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


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

     Draba verna L.

     Draba praecox Stev.
     Draba verna var. aestivalis Lej.
     Draba verna var. boerhaavii van Hall
     Draba verna var. major Stur
     Erophila spathulata A.F. Lang
     Erophila verna (L.) Bess.
     Erophila verna ssp. praecox (Stev.) S.M. Walters
     Erophila verna ssp. spathulata (A.F. Lang) S.M. Walters

Common Name(s): spring draba, spring Whitlowgrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=22923, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Capparales
                                Family: Brassicaceae
                                    Genus: Draba
                                        Species: Draba verna


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12033s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02664s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09263s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08011 Buddleja davidii      "orange eye butterflybush" 1 mi. E
12032 Draba cuneifolia  var. cuneifolia   "wedge-leaf whitlow-cress" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Benjamin Slough (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. NE   West Mountain 
Lincoln Point (Cape) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. N 4524  Lincoln Point 
West Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. S 6765  West Mountain 
Long Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. S   West Mountain 
Rock Island Waterfowl Management Area (Park) Utah County, UT 3.3 mi. N 4492  Lincoln Point 
Bird Island (Island) Utah County, UT 3.3 mi. N 4492  Lincoln Point 
Long Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 3.4 mi. S 5492  West Mountain 
Dry Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   West Mountain 
Beer Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.7 mi. SE   Spanish Fork 
Spring Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.7 mi. SE   Spanish Fork 
West Mountain (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 4.9 mi. S 4544  West Mountain 
South Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 4 mi. SE 4524  Spanish Fork 
Spanish Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 4.4 mi. NE   Thistle 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 4.2 mi. E 4518  Spanish Fork 
Tanner Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 5.5 mi. S 4554  West Mountain 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 4.7 mi. SE 4534  Spanish Fork 
Central School (School) Utah County, UT 4.7 mi. SE 4534  Spanish Fork 
Benjamin (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 4.7 mi. SE 4534  Spanish Fork 
Benjamin Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 5.5 mi. SE 4534  Spanish Fork 
Miners Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 6.3 mi. NW   Soldiers Pass 


Taxon Links for species Draba verna  L.

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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