Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15295 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Linum perenne L.
Common name   blue flax
Che'rie Westbrook   14  
Coll. Date 29 May 2008 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Range, Santaquin Canyon, top of the ridge on the NE side of the mouth of the canyon;
     Elev.: 5600 ft. (1707 m.)
Habitat Notes with Artemisia, mixed conifers, mountain brush. 
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 39° 57'  7.38" N, 111° 46'  41.46" 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):

     Linum perenne L.

     Linum lewisii auct. non Pursh

Common Name(s): blue flax.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=29217, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Linales
                                Family: Linaceae
                                    Genus: Linum
                                        Species: Linum perenne


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00188s1.jpg 
specimen image: 00427s1.jpg 
specimen image: 00438s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01762s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01801s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02741s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03780s2.jpg 
specimen image: 04279s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11131s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12786d1.jpg 
specimen image: 12786s2.jpg 
specimen image: 15817s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06195 Artemisia tridentata  var. wyomingensis   "Wyoming big sagebrush" 1889 ft. N
06191 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. gnaphalodes   "gray-stem rubber rabbitbrush" 1889 ft. N
15294 Crepis       "hawksbeard" same section
05523 Euthamia occidentalis      "western goldenrod" 1.2 mi. S
06198 Helianthus annuus  subsp. lenticularis   "common sunflower" 1889 ft. N
17954 Lonicera utahensis      "Utah honeysuckle" 647 ft. N
06190 Parthenocissus quinquefolia      "Virginia creeper" 1889 ft. N
06193 Polygonum aubertii     1889 ft. N
06194 Rhus glabra      "smooth sumac" 1889 ft. N
05134 Rubus discolor      "Himalayan blackberry" 1 mi. N
17955 Solanum dulcamara      "climbing nightshade" 647 ft. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Santaquin Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1475 ft. N   Nebo Basin 
Santaquin Debris Basin Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 1816 ft. N 5191  Santaquin 
Santaquin Debris Basin Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 1816 ft. N 5191  Santaquin 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2584 ft. NW   Santaquin 
Summit Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. W   Nebo Basin 
Santaquin City Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. N 5049  Santaquin 
Calvary Chapel Assembly of God Church (Church) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. N 4994  Santaquin 
Santaquin (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 4984  Santaquin 
Santaquin Post Office (Post Office) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 4977  Santaquin 
West Park (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. N 4997  Santaquin 
Santaquin School (School) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N 4971  Santaquin 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2 mi. N 4928  Santaquin 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. N 4964  Santaquin 
Cedar Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. W   Santaquin 
Summit Creek Number Two Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 4944  Santaquin 
Summit Creek Number Two Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 4944  Santaquin 
Bountiful Peak Picnic Area (Locale) Davis County, UT 2.4 mi. NW 4895  Santaquin 
Trumbolt Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. SE 6204  Santaquin 
Syndicate Mine (Mine) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 7159  Payson Lakes 
Golden Relief Mine (Mine) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. NE 5745  Payson Lakes 


Taxon Links for species Linum perenne  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

Google Images

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