Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13209 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cynoglossum officinale L.
Common name   gypsyflower
J.G. Harris   1812  
   with C. Harris
Coll. Date 21 June 1986 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Mountains near Rock Canyon Campground, damp understory between Cadillac Meadows and Hummingbird Meadows.
     Elev.: 6986 ft. (2130 m.)
Habitat Notes Douglas fir forest; damp understory. 
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° 16'  N, 111° 34'  W
Township Range T6S, R3E, Sec. 27  
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Not calculated
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.
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).
Specimen Notes Sheet 2 of 2. 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Cynoglossum officinale L.

Common Name(s): common houndstongue, gypsyflower, gypsy-flower, hound's tongue, houndstongue.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31890, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 13209s1.jpg

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.
15436 Acer grandidentatum      "bigtooth maple" 2021 ft. W
02926 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" 1.3 mi. NE
06852 Allium brandegeei      "Brandegee's wild onion" 1.3 mi. NE
00065 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 1.7 mi. NW
00381 Astragalus drummondii      "Drummond's milkvetch" 1.3 mi. NE
01552 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 1.2 mi. W
00481 Balsamorhiza hookeri  var. hispidula   "Hooker's balsamroot" 1.3 mi. NE
01862 Cardamine cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf bittercress" 606 ft. N
01857 Carex hoodii      "Hood's sedge" same section
02142 Cercocarpus ledifolius      "curl-leaf mountain mahogany" same section
00498 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" 1.3 mi. NE
06854 Claytonia lanceolata      "spear-leaf springbeauty" 1.3 mi. NE
00428 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  1.3 mi. NE
01856 Cornus sericea  var. sericea   "redosier dogwood" same section
01855 Cynoglossum officinale      "gypsyflower" same section
00165 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" same section
06853 Dicentra uniflora      "longhorn steer's-head" 1.3 mi. NE
18141 Erigeron eatonii      "Eaton's fleabane" 1.7 mi. W
06855 Erythronium grandiflorum      "yellow glacier-lily" 1.3 mi. NE
16850 Gayophytum ramosissimum      "pinyon groundsmoke" same section
01865 Hackelia floribunda      "many-flowered stickseed" 606 ft. N
01547 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" 1.3 mi. NE
00399 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" 1.3 mi. NE
01548 Iberis umbellata      "globe candytuft" 1.3 mi. NE
00464 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" 1.3 mi. NE
02144 Juniperus scopulorum      "Rocky Mountain juniper" same section
01868 Lathyrus pauciflorus  var. utahensis   "Utah few-flowered pea" 606 ft. N
01551 Lithospermum incisum      "narrow-leaf stoneseed" 1.2 mi. W
16849 Madia glomerata      "mountain tarweed" same section
01863 Mitella stauropetala  var. stenopetala   "drywoods miterwort" 606 ft. N
00402 Oenothera cespitosa      "tufted evening primrose" 1.3 mi. NE
01550 Oenothera cespitosa      "tufted evening primrose" 1.2 mi. W
06851 Orogenia linearifolia      "Great Basin Indian potato" 1.3 mi. NE
01897 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" same section
02145 Pachystima myrsinites     same section
15439 Paxistima myrsinites      "Oregon boxleaf" 2021 ft. W
01871 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1782 ft. NE
00166 Penstemon eatonii  var. eatonii  same section
01860 Penstemon sepalulus      "littlecup beardtongue" 1782 ft. NE
08483 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" same section
00340 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" same section
15438 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 2021 ft. W
01861 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 606 ft. N
01869 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 606 ft. N
01866 Polemonium foliosissimum  var. alpinum   "alpine Jacob's-ladder" 606 ft. N
16851 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" 1.5 mi. W
15437 Populus tremuloides      "quaking aspen" 2021 ft. W
02143 Populus tremuloides      "quaking aspen" same section
01549 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" 1.3 mi. NE
00371 Purshia tridentata      "antelope bitterbrush" 1.3 mi. NE
00421 Ribes viscosissimum  var. viscosissimum  1.3 mi. NE
00373 Rosa canina      "dog rose" 1.3 mi. NE
15279 Rubus parviflorus      "thimbleberry" 1351 ft. NW
03027 Salix scouleriana      "Scouler's willow" 1227 ft. W
01859 Scrophularia lanceolata      "spear-leaf figwort" same section
01880 Sedum debile      "orpine stonecrop" 1.7 mi. NW
06850 Stellaria jamesiana     1.3 mi. NE
01870 Symphoricarpos oreophilus  var. oreophilus   "mountain snowberry" 1782 ft. NE
02927 Symphyotrichum ascendens      "western aster" 1.3 mi. NE
18140 Synthyris pinnatifida      "featherleaf kittentails" 1.7 mi. W
01858 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" same section
01867 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" 606 ft. N
01864 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" 606 ft. N
06849 Viola purpurea  var. venosa  1.3 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Burnt Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 747 ft. NE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Dry Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 807 ft. NE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Rock Canyon Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 1328 ft. NW 6907  Bridal Veil Falls 
Second Right Fork Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1908 ft. W   Springville 
Second Left Fork Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1 mi. W   Bridal Veil Falls 
Cold Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. S 8153  Springville 
First Right Fork Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. W   Springville 
First Left Fork Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. W   Bridal Veil Falls 
Y Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. SW 8452  Bridal Veil Falls 
Provo Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 10844  Springville 
Squaw Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. W 7678  Bridal Veil Falls 
Boardman Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. S 7189  Springville 
Maple Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 7746  Springville 
Freedom Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. E   Bridal Veil Falls 
Cascade Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. N 10817  Bridal Veil Falls 
Knight Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. S 7878  Springville 
Hellspot Tower (Tower) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. W 5125  Orem 
Corral Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 3 mi. SE 10289  Springville 
Hope Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 3 mi. NW 6651  Bridal Veil Falls 
Fourth Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. E 9436  Bridal Veil Falls 


Taxon Links for species Cynoglossum officinale  L.

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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