Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02852 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mertensia brevistyla S. Watson
Common name   Wasatch bluebells
J. Uhl   s.n.  
Coll. Date 21 April 1990 
United States
Utah County
Locality Hobble Creek, Left Fork, 4.4 miles past where road splits to left/right forks.
Habitat Notes very rocky soil. 
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° 13'  25" N, 111° 28'  16" W
Township Range T7S, R4E, Sec. 10  
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):

     Mertensia brevistyla S. Wats.

Common Name(s): shortstyle bluebell, shortstyle bluebells.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31676, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02852s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00196s2.jpg 
specimen image: 00831s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01470s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01635s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02954s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03759s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03777s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07741s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11328s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13644s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13758s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05401 Carex utriculata      "Northwest Territory sedge" 1.3 mi. NW
05340 Cirsium arvense      "Canada thistle" 1 mi. N
13217 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1 mi. N
13227 Cirsium ownbeyi      "Ownbey's thistle" 1 mi. N
13226 Cirsium ownbeyi      "Ownbey's thistle" 1 mi. N
05341 Cirsium vulgare      "bull thistle" 1 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Whittemore Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1402 ft. N   Bridal Veil Falls 
Granger Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SW   Granger Mountain 
Berryport Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. NE   Wallsburg Ridge 
Dry Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. N   Bridal Veil Falls 
Bartholomew Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2 mi. SW   Springville 
Pole Heaven (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. SW   Springville 
Packard Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. NE   Wallsburg Ridge 
Water Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. SW   Springville 
Sulphur Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. S 5476  Granger Mountain 
Fullmer Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. NE   Wallsburg Ridge 
Birch Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. S 5453  Granger Mountain 
Kirkman Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. SE   Granger Mountain 
Snowslide Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. SW   Springville 
Cedar Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3 mi. SE   Granger Mountain 
Granger Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. E 7599  Granger Mountain 
Kolob Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 3 mi. SE 5640  Granger Mountain 
Days Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.7 mi. S   Granger Mountain 
Cherry Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 3.7 mi. S 5250  Granger Mountain 
Lone Fir Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 5735  Granger Mountain 
Hobble Creek Guard Station (Locale) Utah County, UT 3.8 mi. S 5315  Granger Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Mertensia brevistyla  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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