Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12131 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mertensia oblongifolia (Nutt.) G. Don
Common name   western bluebells
J.G. Harris   4170  
Coll. Date 23 May 2006 
United States
Elko County
Locality Pequop Mountains, ca 2.7 km due SW of Pequop Summit.
     Elev.: 7314 ft. (2230 m.)
Habitat Notes limestone outcrops & ledges, pinyon-juniper 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 41° 3'  34" N, 114° 35'  29" 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):

     Mertensia oblongifolia (Nutt.) G. Don

     Mertensia bakeri Greene
     Mertensia bakeri var. osterhoutii L.O. Williams
     Mertensia cusickii Piper
     Mertensia fusiformis Greene
     Mertensia lanceolata var. fendleri (Gray) Gray
     Mertensia lanceolata var. nivalis (S. Wats.) Higgins
     Mertensia lanceolata var. pubens (J.F. Macbr.) L.O. Williams
     Mertensia lanceolata var. viridis A. Nels.
     Mertensia oblongifolia var. amoena (A. Nels.) L.O. Williams
     Mertensia oblongifolia var. nevadensis (A. Nels.) L.O. Williams
     Mertensia oreophila L.O. Williams
     Mertensia paniculata var. nivalis S. Wats.
     Mertensia perplexa Rydb.
     Mertensia toiyabensis J.F. Macbr.
     Mertensia viridis (A. Nels.) A. Nels.
     Mertensia viridis var. caelestina (A. Nels. & Cockerell) L.O. Williams
     Mertensia viridis var. cana (Rydb.) L.O. Williams
     Mertensia viridis var. cynoglossoides (Greene) J.F. Macbr.
     Mertensia viridis var. parvifolia L.O. Williams

Common Name(s): languid-lady, oblongleaf bluebells.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31683, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Boraginaceae
                                    Genus: Mertensia
                                        Species: Mertensia oblongifolia


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.
12136 Astragalus beckwithii  var. beckwithii   "Beckwith's milkvetch" same section
12139 Boechera demissa  var. pendulina   "rabbit ear rockcress" same section
12143 Boechera holboellii  var. secunda  same section
12129 Castilleja scabrida  var. barnebyana   "Barneby's paintbrush" same section
12145 Chamaebatiaria millefolium      "fernbush" 2656 ft. NE
16028 Cryptantha flavoculata      "rough-seeded cat's eye" 1099 ft. SE
12132 Delphinium andersonii      "Anderson's larkspur" same section
12138 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" same section
12126 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" 1099 ft. SE
12148 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" 2656 ft. NE
12134 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" same section
12147 Fritillaria atropurpurea      "leopard-lily" 2656 ft. NE
12137 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" same section
12130 Ivesia setosa     same section
12146 Lithospermum ruderale      "western stoneseed" 2656 ft. NE
12135 Microseris nutans      "nodding silverpuffs" same section
12127 Penstemon humilis  var. humilis   "low beardtongue" 1099 ft. SE
12144 Penstemon speciosus      "showy beardtongue" 2656 ft. NE
12133 Perideridia bolanderi      "Bolander's yampah" same section
12140 Poa fendleriana  subsp. longiligula   "muttongrass" same section
12142 Senecio integerrimus      "lambstongue ragwort" same section
12141 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
12128 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1099 ft. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
South Fork Maverick Canyon (Valley) Elko County, NV 0.7 mi. NW   Pequop Summit 
Summit Interchange (Crossing) Elko County, NV 1.7 mi. NE 6952  Pequop Summit 
Pequop Summit (Gap) Elko County, NV 1.7 mi. NE 7005  Pequop Summit 
Summit Spring (Spring) Elko County, NV 2.2 mi. NE 7116  Pequop Summit 
KYOU-FM (Wendover) (Tower) Elko County, NV 2.8 mi. NE 7507  Pequop Summit 
Adele Spring (Spring) Elko County, NV 2.8 mi. E 6411  Pequop Summit 
Pequop Maintenance Station (Locale) Elko County, NV 2.8 mi. E 6427  Pequop Summit 
Pierces Creek (Stream) Elko County, NV 2.9 mi. E   Pequop Summit 
Wally Spring (Spring) Elko County, NV 3.5 mi. NE 6890  Pequop Summit 
Milk House Spring (Spring) Elko County, NV 3.4 mi. E 6195  Pequop Summit 
West Spring (Spring) Elko County, NV 4.6 mi. N 6929  Pequop 
Rocky Point (Summit) Elko County, NV 4.5 mi. N 8216  Pequop Summit 
Pequop Interchange (Crossing) Elko County, NV 3.5 mi. E 6296  Pequop Summit 
Independence Well (Well) Elko County, NV 3.9 mi. SW 5742  Pequop Summit SW 
North Fork East Squaw Creek (Stream) Elko County, NV 4.4 mi. NE   Pequop Summit 
North Fork Squaw Creek (Stream) Elko County, NV 4.4 mi. NE   Pequop Summit 
South Fork East Squaw Creek (Stream) Elko County, NV 4.5 mi. NE   Pequop Summit 
Maverick Canyon (Valley) Elko County, NV 4.2 mi. W   Pequop Summit 


Taxon Links for species Mertensia oblongifolia  (Nutt.) G. Don

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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