Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12946 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Penstemon caespitosus Nutt. ex A. Gray
Infraspecific    var. perbrevis (Pennell) N.H. Holmgren
Common name   short-leaf mat beardtongue
Donna M. Barnes   5854  
Coll. Date 14 June 2007 
United States
Uintah County
Locality Book Cliffs, Seep Ridge Road.
     Elev.: 8146 ft. (2484 m.)
Habitat Notes heavily wooded spur of cliff; ponderosa pine-oak community; 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 39° 25'  45" N, 109° 18'  59" 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):

     Penstemon caespitosus var. perbrevis (Pennell) N. Holmgren

     Penstemon caespitosus ssp. perbrevis Pennell

Common Name(s): mat penstemon.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=529468, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Scrophulariales
                                Family: Scrophulariaceae
                                    Genus: Penstemon
                                        Species: Penstemon caespitosus
                                            Variety: Penstemon caespitosus var. perbrevis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12946s2.jpg specimen image: 12946c1.jpg specimen image: 12946d1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 06053s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07615s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08882s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09954s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10621s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10630s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11933s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11961s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12959d1.jpg 
specimen image: 12959c1.jpg 
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specimen image: 13572s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12947 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
12945 Astragalus miser  var. oblongifolius   "timber milkvetch" same section
12944 Castilleja flava  var. flava   "yellow paintbrush" same section
12936 Chaenactis douglasii  var. douglasii   "Douglas' dusty-maiden" 1 mi. SE
12943 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" same section
12937 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. brevicaule   "short-stemmed wild buckwheat" 1 mi. SE
12939 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. umbellatum   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" 1 mi. SE
12941 Lappula squarrosa      "European stickseed" 1 mi. SE
12942 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" same section
12940 Physaria subumbellata      "parasol bladderpod" 1 mi. SE
12938 Tetraneuris torreyana      "Torrey's four-nerved daisy" 1 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Split Point (Cape) Grand County, UT 0.9 mi. W 8091  P R Spring 
Horse Ridge (Ridge) Grand County, UT 1.9 mi. N 7920  P R Spring 
Horse Point Gas Field (Oilfield) Grand County, UT 1.6 mi. W 8265  P R Spring 
Pope Well Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 2.8 mi. N 8058  P R Spring 
Trail Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.9 mi. N   P R Spring 
P R Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 2.9 mi. NE 8084  P R Spring 
Horse Point (Cape) Grand County, UT 3 mi. W 7953  P R Spring 
Little Berry Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 3.2 mi. NW   P R Spring 
Mexico Point (Cape) Grand County, UT 3.3 mi. SW 8015  P R Spring 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.1 mi. NW   P R Spring 
Black Horse Ridge (Ridge) Grand County, UT 4 mi. NE 8219  P R Spring 
Tomlinson Ranch (Locale) Uintah County, UT 4.3 mi. NW 7005  P R Spring 
Shale Spring (Spring) Grand County, UT 4 mi. W 7691  Cedar Camp Canyon 
Whetrock Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.5 mi. NW   P R Spring 
Wire Fence Point (Summit) Uintah County, UT 4.8 mi. NW 7819  Cedar Camp Canyon 
Willow Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 5.8 mi. N 7448  Seep Canyon 
Black Horse Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 5.4 mi. NE 7966  San Arroyo Ridge 
Meadow Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 5.5 mi. NW   P R Spring 
Red Spring (Spring) Grand County, UT 5.7 mi. SW 6614  Preacher Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Penstemon caespitosus  Nutt. ex A. Gray

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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