Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13050 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Allium acuminatum Hook.
Common name   taper-tip wild onion
Donna M. Barnes   5958  
Coll. Date 26 June 2007 
United States
Utah County
Locality American Fork Canyon, primitive road past Silver Lake Flat, [unnamed canyon branching NW of American Fork Canyon, along Forest Road ca. 1.1 miles N of Silver Lake Flat Reservoir, W of the stream];
     Elev.: 8393 ft. (2559 m.)
Habitat Notes aspen-fir community, dry area. 
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° 31'  25" N, 111° 39'  35" 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):

     Allium acuminatum Hook.

     Allium acuminatum var. cuspidatum Fern.

Common Name(s): tapertip onion, taper-tip onion.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=42707, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Liliidae
                            Order: Liliales
                                Family: Liliaceae
                                    Genus: Allium
                                        Species: Allium acuminatum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
13039 Aconitum columbianum      "western monkshood" 1565 ft. SW
13002 Aconitum columbianum      "western monkshood" same section
13020 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" same section
04396 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" 1 mi. SE
13051 Agoseris aurantiaca  var. aurantiaca   "orange agoseris" same section
09837 Agrostis stolonifera      "creeping bentgrass" 1982 ft. SW
13052 Anaphalis margaritacea      "western pearly everlasting" same section
12989 Aquilegia flavescens      "yellow columbine" same section
13035 Aquilegia flavescens      "yellow columbine" 1565 ft. SW
16837 Aquilegia flavescens      "yellow columbine" 1565 ft. SW
12983 Artemisia ludoviciana      "Louisiana wormwood" same section
04384 Artemisia michauxiana      "Michaux's wormwood" 1 mi. SE
04385 Artemisia michauxiana      "Michaux's wormwood" 1 mi. SE
13049 Athyrium filix-femina      "common lady-fern" 1565 ft. SW
09808 Brickellia grandiflora      "tassel-flowered brickellbush" 1982 ft. SW
13011 Carex aquatilis      "water sedge" same section
13036 Carex lenticularis      "lakeshore sedge" 1565 ft. SW
09841 Carex lenticularis  var. lipocarpa   "Kellogg's sedge" 1982 ft. SW
09840 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" 1982 ft. SW
13048 Carex utriculata      "Northwest Territory sedge" 1565 ft. SW
13041 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" 1565 ft. SW
13005 Castilleja rhexiifolia  var. rhexiifolia   "meadow-beauty paintbrush" same section
13010 Castilleja sulphurea      "sulphur paintbrush" same section
04402 Castilleja sulphurea      "sulphur paintbrush" 1 mi. SE
13003 Chlorocrambe hastata      "spearhead" same section
04389 Chlorocrambe hastata      "spearhead" 1 mi. SE
02747 Convolvulus arvensis      "field bindweed" 1.3 mi. W
13045 Corallorhiza maculata      "spotted coralroot" 1565 ft. SW
04381 Corydalis caseana      "Sierra fumewort" 1 mi. SE
04383 Corydalis caseana      "Sierra fumewort" 1 mi. SE
12986 Corydalis caseana  subsp. brachycarpa   "Sierra fumewort" same section
02752 Crataegus monogyna      "oneseed hawthorn" 1.3 mi. W
04387 Descurainia incisa  var. incisa  1 mi. SE
12995 Dodecatheon alpinum      "alpine shootingstar" same section
09843 Elymus glaucus  subsp. glaucus   "blue wildrye" 1982 ft. SW
12997 Epilobium alpinum  var. alpinum  same section
13021 Epilobium angustifolium     same section
13004 Epilobium saximontanum      "Rocky Mountain willowherb" same section
09842 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1982 ft. SW
16834 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1982 ft. SW
04386 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1 mi. SE
12992 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" same section
04394 Fritillaria atropurpurea      "leopard-lily" 1 mi. SE
04399 Gayophytum decipiens      "deceptive groundsmoke" 1 mi. SE
13042 Geum macrophyllum      "large-leaf avens" 1565 ft. SW
13016 Geum macrophyllum  var. perincisum   "large-leaf avens" same section
04407 Geum macrophyllum  var. perincisum   "large-leaf avens" 1 mi. SE
09838 Glyceria grandis  var. grandis   "American mannagrass" 1982 ft. SW
13047 Glyceria striata      "fowl mannagrass" 1565 ft. SW
04404 Habenaria hyperborea     1 mi. SE
04405 Habenaria hyperborea     1 mi. SE
04392 Hieracium scouleri      "Scouler's woolly hawkweed" 1 mi. SE
09807 Iliamna rivularis      "streambank wild hollyhock" 1982 ft. SW
12991 Linanthus nuttallii     same section
13012 Lonicera involucrata      "twinberry honeysuckle" same section
12985 Lonicera involucrata      "twinberry honeysuckle" same section
12984 Mertensia ciliata      "mountain bluebells" same section
04391 Mimulus floribundus      "many-flowered monkeyflower" 1 mi. SE
13046 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" 1565 ft. SW
12994 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" same section
09844 Mimulus lewisii      "Lewis' monkeyflower" 1982 ft. SW
13037 Mimulus moschatus      "musk monkeyflower" 1565 ft. SW
12996 Mimulus moschatus      "musk monkeyflower" same section
12990 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" same section
13038 Oenothera flava  var. flava   "yellow evening primrose" 1565 ft. SW
13001 Packera crocata      "saffron ragwort" same section
13015 Parnassia fimbriata      "fringed grass of Parnassus" same section
13043 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" 1565 ft. SW
13053 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" same section
12993 Penstemon leonardii  var. leonardii   "Leonard's beardtongue" same section
13014 Penstemon leonardii  var. leonardii   "Leonard's beardtongue" same section
13000 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" same section
13009 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" same section
04397 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" 1 mi. SE
13018 Phacelia hastata  var. hastata   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" same section
12987 Platanthera dilatata  var. leucostachys   "Sierra bog orchid" same section
13040 Polemonium foliosissimum      "towering Jacob's-ladder" 1565 ft. SW
04400 Polygonum douglasii  var. douglasii  1 mi. SE
13007 Potentilla fruticosa     same section
13017 Potentilla gracilis  var. fastigiata   "slender cinquefoil" same section
12999 Rubus parviflorus      "thimbleberry" same section
04395 Rumex occidentalis     1 mi. SE
13008 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" same section
16696 Scrophularia lanceolata      "spear-leaf figwort" same section
12988 Scrophularia lanceolata      "spear-leaf figwort" same section
13071 Sedum lanceolatum      "spearleaf stonecrop" same section
04398 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1 mi. SE
04388 Senecio serra  var. serra   "tall ragwort" 1 mi. SE
09839 Senecio triangularis      "arrow-leaf ragwort" 1982 ft. SW
12998 Silene menziesii      "Menzies' campion" same section
02758 Smilacina stellata      "starry false Solomon's Seal" 1.3 mi. W
04403 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 1 mi. SE
13013 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" same section
13044 Spiranthes romanzoffiana      "tall white bog orchid" 1565 ft. SW
04401 Stellaria jamesiana     1 mi. SE
13019 Symphoricarpos oreophilus  var. utahensis   "Utah snowberry" same section
13006 Symphyotrichum eatonii      "Eaton's aster" same section
02759 Symphytum officinale      "common comfrey" 1.3 mi. W
02764 Vinca major      "big-leaf periwinkle" 1.3 mi. W
02748 Weigela floribunda      "crimson weigela" 1.3 mi. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Silver Lake Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. W 8731  Dromedary Peak 
Silver Lake (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. W 8980  Dromedary Peak 
Silver Glance Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 9843  Dromedary Peak 
Earl-Eagle Mine (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 10096  Dromedary Peak 
Silver Lake Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. S 7504  Dromedary Peak 
Silver Lake Flat (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. S 7481  Dromedary Peak 
Silver Lake Flat Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. S 7481  Dromedary Peak 
White Baldy (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 1.3 mi. NW 11100  Dromedary Peak 
Silver Lake Summer Home Area (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. S 7405  Timpanogos Cave 
White Pine Lake (Reservoir) Salt Lake County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 9974  Dromedary Peak 
White Pine Dam (Dam) Salt Lake County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 9918  Dromedary Peak 
Twin Peaks (Summit) Tooele County, UT 2 mi. N 11375  Dromedary Peak 
Merril Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 9945  Dromedary Peak 
White Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. SW   Timpanogos Cave 
Thunder Mountain (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 1.8 mi. NW 10575  Dromedary Peak 
Globe Mines (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. NE 9433  Dromedary Peak 
Porcupine Gulch (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. SE   Dromedary Peak 
Granite Flat Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. S 6733  Timpanogos Cave 
Silver Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SE   Dromedary Peak 
Major Evans Gulch (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. SE   Dromedary Peak 


Taxon Links for species Allium acuminatum  Hook.

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

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