Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13665 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ceanothus velutinus Douglas ex Hook.
Infraspecific    var. velutinus 
Common name   snowbrush
J.G. Harris   4410  
Coll. Date 01 May 2007 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Mountains, Mt. Timpanogos, near Timpooneke Campground;
     Elev.: 7347 ft. (2240 m.)
Habitat Notes spruce-fir forest. 
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° 25'  55" N, 111° 38'  22" 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):

     Ceanothus velutinus var. velutinus Dougl. ex Hook.

     Ceanothus velutinus ssp. velutinus Dougl. ex Hook.

Common Name(s): snowbrush ceanothus, tobacco brush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=531454, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rhamnales
                                Family: Rhamnaceae
                                    Genus: Ceanothus
                                        Species: Ceanothus velutinus
                                            Variety: Ceanothus velutinus var. velutinus


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.
16903 Abies lasiocarpa      "subalpine fir" 1.5 mi. S
15073 Acer glabrum      "Rocky Mountain maple" 345 ft. W
04440 Agropyron cristatum  subsp. cristatum   "crested wheatgrass" same section
04603 Agrostis exarata      "spike bentgrass" 1 mi. NE
13880 Anemone multifida  var. stylosa   "Rocky Mountain windflower" 1.7 mi. SE
13915 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 2.2 mi. S
01995 Aquilegia flavescens  var. flavescens   "yellow columbine" 2.1 mi. S
05150 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" 1 mi. NE
05022 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 1.5 mi. SE
13889 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. incompta   "Louisiana wormwood" 1.6 mi. SE
13667 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" 1.1 mi. N
03887 Balsamorhiza macrophylla      "cut-leaf balsamroot" same section
03873 Carex raynoldsii      "Raynolds' sedge" same section
13876 Clematis columbiana  var. columbiana   "Rocky Mountain clematis" 1.7 mi. SE
14772 Clematis occidentalis      "purple virgins-bower" 2379 ft. E
05066 Clematis occidentalis  var. grosseserrata   "purple virgins-bower" 1 mi. NE
13885 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 1.6 mi. SE
05151 Corallorhiza striata      "striped coralroot" 1 mi. NE
13887 Epilobium alpinum  var. clavatum  1.6 mi. SE
04604 Festuca saximontana  var. saximontana   "Rocky Mountain fescue" 1 mi. NE
02834 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" same section
01879 Iliamna rivularis      "streambank wild hollyhock" 2.1 mi. S
04416 Juncus tenuis      "poverty rush" 1 mi. NE
13664 Juniperus communis  var. depressa   "common juniper" same section
08846 Mentzelia dispersa      "bushy blazingstar" 1.1 mi. N
02842 Mimulus tilingii      "Tiling's monkeyflower" 2158 ft. SW
13666 Paxistima myrsinites      "Oregon boxleaf" 1.1 mi. N
13879 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.7 mi. SE
13878 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1.7 mi. SE
13877 Penstemon montanus      "cord-root beardtongue" 1.7 mi. SE
03885 Phacelia heterophylla  var. heterophylla   "variable-leaf scorpionweed" same section
13663 Picea pungens      "Colorado blue spruce" same section
02258 Pinus contorta     same section
13662 Pinus contorta  var. latifolia   "lodgepole pine" same section
02269 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" same section
15072 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" 1.3 mi. S
13660 Pinus ponderosa  var. scopulorum   "Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine" same section
03884 Potentilla gracilis  var. fastigiata   "slender cinquefoil" same section
13657 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" same section
02836 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" same section
14773 Ribes hudsonianum      "northern black currant" 1.1 mi. N
08847 Ribes hudsonianum  var. petiolare   "western black currant" same section
13884 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1.7 mi. SE
13888 Rorippa curvipes  var. truncata   "bluntleaf yellowcress" 1.6 mi. SE
08953 Rubus parviflorus      "thimbleberry" same section
14768 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" 2379 ft. E
14769 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" 2379 ft. E
14771 Salix scouleriana      "Scouler's willow" 2379 ft. E
14770 Salix x fragilis  hybrid [alba x euxina]   "crack willow" 2379 ft. E
03883 Sanguisorba minor      "small burnet" same section
04365 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" same section
13886 Senecio fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's ragwort" 1.6 mi. SE
13882 Synthyris pinnatifida  var. pinnatifida   "featherleaf kittentails" 1.7 mi. SE
08837 Veronica biloba      "twolobe speedwell" 1.1 mi. N
03886 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Timpooneke Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 241 ft. SW 7363  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpooneke Guard Station (Locale) Utah County, UT 378 ft. NE 7300  Timpanogos Cave 
Altamont Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 867 ft. NE 7248  Timpanogos Cave 
Scout Falls (Falls) Utah County, UT 1 mi. S 8334  Timpanogos Cave 
Pine Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1 mi. N   Aspen Grove 
Mutual Dell (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1 mi. N 6503  Timpanogos Cave 
Mutual Dell Organization Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. N 6470  Timpanogos Cave 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Forest Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 1 mi. NE 7710  Aspen Grove 
Giant Staircase (Slope) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. S 8449  Timpanogos Cave 
Woolly Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 8964  Timpanogos Cave 
Summit Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. E 8068  Aspen Grove 
Mud Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 8045  Aspen Grove 
Pika Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 9997  Timpanogos Cave 
Lame Horse Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. E 7920  Aspen Grove 
South Fork Ranger Station (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. NW 6086  Timpanogos Cave 
Roadhouse Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. N 6516  Timpanogos Cave 
South Fork American Fork Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. NW   Aspen Grove 
Primrose Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. S 8173  Aspen Grove 
Echo Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2 mi. NW 6106  Timpanogos Cave 


Taxon Links for species Ceanothus velutinus  Douglas ex 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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