Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15082 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Betula occidentalis Hook.
Common name   water birch
Cheryl Butler   31  
Coll. Date 30 September 2007 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Range, Diamond Fork Canyon, Diamond Campground vicinity.
     Elev.: 5232 ft. (1595 m.)
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° 4'  25.68" N, 111° 25'  27.42" 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):

     Betula occidentalis Hook.

     Betula beeniana A. Nels.
     Betula fontinalis Sarg.
     Betula occidentalis var. inopina (Jepson) C.L. Hitchc.
     Betula papyrifera ssp. occidentalis (Hook.) HultÚn
     Betula papyrifera var. occidentalis (Hook.) Sarg.

Common Name(s): water birch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19488, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Hamamelidae
                            Order: Fagales
                                Family: Betulaceae
                                    Genus: Betula
                                        Species: Betula occidentalis


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.
01655 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" same section
15080 Alnus incana      "gray alder" 853 ft. SE
08488 Alyssum alyssoides      "pale madwort" 1.1 mi. SE
15078 Artemisia ludoviciana      "Louisiana wormwood" 666 ft. SE
15077 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" 666 ft. SE
01659 Brassica nigra      "black mustard" same section
01657 Calochortus nuttallii      "sego lily" same section
01666 Cardaria draba  var. draba   "whitetop" same section
01661 Chorispora tenella      "crossflower" same section
15076 Chrysothamnus nauseosus      "rubber rabbitbrush" 666 ft. SE
01656 Erigeron divergens  var. divergens   "spreading fleabane daisy" same section
01664 Erodium cicutarium      "redstem stork's bill" same section
15092 Gutierrezia sarothrae      "common snakeweed" same section
01663 Lappula squarrosa      "European stickseed" same section
01654 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" same section
15075 Quercus gambelii      "Gambel oak" 666 ft. SE
01660 Ranunculus macounii      "Macoun's buttercup" same section
01665 Rumex obtusifolius      "bitter dock" same section
15081 Salix       "willow" 853 ft. SE
01658 Sisymbrium altissimum      "tall tumblemustard" same section
01653 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" same section
15079 Ulmus pumila      "Siberian elm" 853 ft. SE
01662 Veronica catenata     same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Diamond Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 244 ft. NE 5230  Billies Mountain 
Wanrhodes Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1646 ft. W   Granger Mountain 
Diamond Fork Youth Forest (Forest) Utah County, UT 1900 ft. E   Billies Mountain 
Palmyra Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2058 ft. SW 5210  Billies Mountain 
Sams Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2288 ft. E   Billies Mountain 
Patrick Place (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. N 5761  Billies Mountain 
Wignal Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 5604  Billies Mountain 
Little Diamond Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SW   Billies Mountain 
Wignal Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 5653  Billies Mountain 
Diamond Fork Arch (Arch) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. E 5486  Billies Mountain 
Diamond Battle Historical Monument (Park) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. W 5706  Billies Mountain 
Brimhall Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. SW   Billies Mountain 
Monks Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. E   Rays Valley 
Red Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. E   Two Tom Hill 
Mill Hollow (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. NW   Billies Mountain 
Three Forks Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 3.3 mi. E 5492  Rays Valley 
Dry Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.4 mi. E   Rays Valley 
Wanrhodes Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 4.7 mi. N 6204  Granger Mountain 
Sixth Water Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.7 mi. E   Strawberry Reservoir NW 
Three Forks (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 3.7 mi. E 5591  Rays Valley 


Taxon Links for species Betula occidentalis  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

Google Images

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