Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14943 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Iris missouriensis Nutt.
Common name   Rocky Mountain iris
Chris Jensen   16  
Coll. Date June 2008 
United States
Grand County
Locality La Sal Mountains, S end of Jimmy Keen Flat, in a marsh on the NW side of the junction of FR062 and FR076,(Sand Flats junction);
     Elev.: 7000 ft. (2134 m.)
Habitat Notes mountain brush community. 
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 38° 31'  22.71" N, 109° 20'  17.48" 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):

     Iris missouriensis Nutt.

     Iris longipetala Herbert
     Iris missouriensis var. arizonica (Dykes) R.C. Foster
     Iris missouriensis var. pelogonus (Goodding) R.C. Foster
     Iris pariensis Welsh
     Iris tolmieana Herbert

Common Name(s): Rocky Mountain iris, western blue flag, wild iris, wildiris.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=43221, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Liliidae
                            Order: Liliales
                                Family: Iridaceae
                                    Genus: Iris
                                        Species: Iris missouriensis


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01687s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01726s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02901s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07653s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Webb Hollow Creek (Stream) Grand County, UT 1611 ft. SE   Warner Lake 
Mesa Guard Station (Locale) Grand County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 8006  Warner Lake 
Jimmy Keen Flat (Bench) Grand County, UT 1.1 mi. N 7842  Warner Lake 
Bald Mesa (Bench) Grand County, UT 1.4 mi. E 8800  Warner Lake 
South Mesa (Summit) Grand County, UT 1.5 mi. W 7513  Warner Lake 
LaSal Mountain Loop Road Auto Tour (Locale) San Juan County, UT 2.1 mi. S 7812  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Castle Valley Overlook (Locale) Grand County, UT 2 mi. NE 8327  Warner Lake 
Wilson Mesa (Summit) Grand County, UT 2.2 mi. NW 7090  Warner Lake 
Horse Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. SE   Mount Peale 
Jerry Stocks Mine (Mine) Grand County, UT 2.5 mi. N 7809  Warner Lake 
Mill Creek Bridge (Bridge) San Juan County, UT 2.3 mi. SE 7697  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Mason Spring (Spring) Grand County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 8317  Warner Lake 
Mill Creek Canyon Overlook (Locale) Grand County, UT 2.3 mi. SE 7960  Warner Lake 
Mason Draw (Valley) Grand County, UT 2.8 mi. NE   Warner Lake 
Brumley Ridge (Ridge) San Juan County, UT 3.1 mi. S 7523  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Shuman Gulch (Valley) Grand County, UT 2.6 mi. SE   Warner Lake 
Chess Ridge Mine (Mine) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. S 7556  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Cold Spring (Spring) Grand County, UT 3 mi. NE 8098  Warner Lake 
Dorry Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.7 mi. S   Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Maloy Park (Area) Grand County, UT 3.7 mi. N 7326  Warner Lake 


Taxon Links for species Iris missouriensis  Nutt.

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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