Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12588 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Primula specuicola Rydb.
Common name   cave-dwelling primrose
Donna M. Barnes   5485  
Coll. Date 04 April 2007 
United States
San Juan County
Locality [slopes at the southern end of Bluff Bench], Mission Road (Utah Highway 162), NE of Bluff;
     Elev.: 4419 ft. (1347 m.)
Habitat Notes shady grotto, hanging garden; Navajo Sandstone. 
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° 17'  6" N, 109° 30'  3" 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):

     Primula specuicola Rydb.

     Primula hunnewellii Fern.

Common Name(s): cavedwelling primrose, cave-dwelling primrose.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=24032, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Primulales
                                Family: Primulaceae
                                    Genus: Primula
                                        Species: Primula specuicola


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12588g1.jpg specimen image: 12588h1.jpg specimen image: 12588i1.jpg specimen image: 12588s1.jpg
specimen image: 12588c1.jpg specimen image: 12588d1.jpg specimen image: 12588e1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 06267s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06994s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12584 Abronia fragrans      "snowball sand verbena" same section
12595 Adiantum capillus-veneris      "common maidenhair fern" same section
12585 Astragalus amphioxys  var. amphioxys   "crescent milkvetch" same section
12583 Astragalus nuttallianus  var. micranthiformis   "Colorado small-flowered milkvetch" same section
12593 Astragalus praelongus      "stinking milkvetch" same section
12601 Astragalus zionis  var. zionis   "Zion milkvetch" same section
12581 Boechera selbyi     same section
12598 Chrysopsis villosa  var. minor   "hairy goldenaster" same section
16898 Cirsium rydbergii      "Rydberg's thistle" 1433 ft. E
12600 Cryptantha crassisepala      "thick-sepaled cat's eye" same section
12599 Cryptantha fulvocanescens      "tawny cat's eye" same section
12591 Dimorphocarpa wislizeni      "Wislizen's spectacle pod" same section
12586 Ephedra viridis  var. viridis  same section
12592 Eriogonum wetherillii      "Wetherill's wild buckwheat" same section
12596 Erodium cicutarium      "redstem stork's bill" same section
12597 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. ivesiana   "Ives' four-nerve daisy" same section
12587 Lepidium lasiocarpum  var. georginum   "St. George peppercress" same section
12590 Lupinus kingii  var. kingii   "King's lupine" same section
12582 Oenothera pallida  var. pallida   "pale evening primrose" same section
16897 Penstemon ambiguus      "shrubby sand beardtongue" 1317 ft. SE
12589 Penstemon eatonii  var. undosus  same section
12594 Poa fendleriana  var. longiligula   "muttongrass" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Saint Christophers Mission (Church) San Juan County, UT 0.7 mi. W 4337  Bluff 
Seventeen Room Ruin (Locale) San Juan County, UT 1 mi. S 4347  Recapture Pocket 
Cara Del Eco Ruins (Locale) San Juan County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 4577  Bluff 
Recapture Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 1.7 mi. E   Abajo Peak 
Cow Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 2.3 mi. W   Bluff 
The Horn (Ridge) San Juan County, UT 3.2 mi. N 5187  Recapture Pocket 
Sunbonnet Rock (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. W 4403  Bluff 
Turquoise RV Park (Park) San Juan County, UT 2.6 mi. W 4334  Bluff 
Bluff Bench (Bench) San Juan County, UT 3.3 mi. N 5154  Bluff 
Recapture Pocket (Basin) San Juan County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 4531  Recapture Pocket 
Bluff School (School) San Juan County, UT 2.8 mi. W 4321  Bluff 
Bluff (Populated Place) San Juan County, UT 2.8 mi. W 4324  Bluff 
Calf Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. W   Bluff 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. W 4324  Bluff 
Bluff Cemetery (Cemetery) San Juan County, UT 3 mi. W 4413  Bluff 
Navajo Twins (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 3.1 mi. W 4393  Bluff 
Cottonwood Wash (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Cream Pots 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Chippean Rocks 
Spring Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.8 mi. NW   Bluff 
Sand Island Campground (Locale) San Juan County, UT 3.9 mi. SW 4839  Bluff 


Taxon Links for species Primula specuicola  Rydb.

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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