Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14929 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Balsamorhiza macrophylla Nutt.
Common name   cut-leaf balsamroot
Rachael Phillippi   22  
Coll. Date 26 May 2008 
United States
Locality Wasatch Range, N of Granite Flat Campground, ca. 1.5 miles N of UT Highway 144, on the road to Silver Lake Flat Reservoir (FR002);
     Elev.: 7133 ft. (2175 m.)
Habitat Notes mountain brush & spruce-fir 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 40° 29'  34.62" N, 111° 39'  6.6" 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):

     Balsamorhiza macrophylla Nutt.

Common Name(s): cutleaf balsamroot.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=36816, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Balsamorhiza
                                        Species: Balsamorhiza macrophylla


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00238s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03887s2.jpg 
specimen image: 05791s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10272s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15336 Abies concolor      "white fir" same section
15337 Abies lasiocarpa      "subalpine fir" same section
15335 Acer glabrum      "Rocky Mountain maple" same section
15323 Acer glabrum      "Rocky Mountain maple" same section
04566 Actaea rubra      "red baneberry" 2969 ft. S
04396 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" 1.8 mi. NE
04562 Agrostis stolonifera      "creeping bentgrass" 2969 ft. S
03840 Ambrosia psilostachya      "western ragweed" 1.2 mi. E
03910 Aquilegia flavescens  var. flavescens   "yellow columbine" 1 mi. SW
04384 Artemisia michauxiana      "Michaux's wormwood" 1.8 mi. NE
04385 Artemisia michauxiana      "Michaux's wormwood" 1.8 mi. NE
15324 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" same section
15326 Aster       "aster" same section
03891 Cardamine cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf bittercress" 1 mi. SW
03911 Cardamine pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania bittercress" 1 mi. SW
04568 Carex haydeniana      "cloud sedge" 2969 ft. S
04402 Castilleja sulphurea      "sulphur paintbrush" 1.8 mi. NE
14777 Cercocarpus intricatus      "little-leaf mountain mahogany" 1 mi. S
04389 Chlorocrambe hastata      "spearhead" 1.8 mi. NE
03841 Chrysopsis zionensis      "Zion goldenaster" 1.2 mi. E
03895 Corydalis aurea  var. occidentalis   "golden fumewort" 1 mi. SW
04383 Corydalis caseana      "Sierra fumewort" 1.8 mi. NE
X0288 Corydalis caseana      "Sierra fumewort" 1.8 mi. NE
04381 Corydalis caseana      "Sierra fumewort" 1.8 mi. NE
04571 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 2969 ft. S
04387 Descurainia incisa  var. incisa  1.8 mi. NE
04644 Descurainia sophia      "flix weed" 2969 ft. S
15325 Epilobium       "willowherb" same section
04570 Epilobium brachycarpum      "tall annual willowherb" 2969 ft. S
03839 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" 1.2 mi. E
04342 Eschscholzia californica      "California poppy" 2454 ft. N
04386 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1.8 mi. NE
03836 Euphorbia dentata      "toothed spurge" 1.2 mi. E
04394 Fritillaria atropurpurea      "leopard-lily" 1.8 mi. NE
04564 Gaillardia aristata      "common blanketflower" 2969 ft. S
04399 Gayophytum decipiens      "deceptive groundsmoke" 1.8 mi. NE
03892 Geum macrophyllum  var. perincisum   "large-leaf avens" 1 mi. SW
04407 Geum macrophyllum  var. perincisum   "large-leaf avens" 1.8 mi. NE
04404 Habenaria hyperborea     1.8 mi. NE
04405 Habenaria hyperborea     1.8 mi. NE
X0289 Habenaria hyperborea     1.8 mi. NE
04392 Hieracium scouleri      "Scouler's woolly hawkweed" 1.8 mi. NE
15293 Hydrophyllum       "waterleaf" 2634 ft. S
04649 Juncus bufonius      "toad rush" 2969 ft. S
04569 Juncus ensifolius  var. brunnescens  2969 ft. S
04650 Juncus ensifolius  var. brunnescens  2969 ft. S
03893 Lotus utahensis      "Utah bird's-foot trefoil" 1 mi. SW
04391 Mimulus floribundus      "many-flowered monkeyflower" 1.8 mi. NE
03888 Mitella stauropetala  var. stenopetala   "drywoods miterwort" 1 mi. SW
14775 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 1.3 mi. S
03889 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" 1 mi. SW
04563 Panicum capillare      "witchgrass" 2969 ft. S
03907 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1 mi. SW
03908 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1 mi. SW
03912 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" 1 mi. SW
04397 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" 1.8 mi. NE
15334 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" same section
15331 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" same section
15330 Pinus contorta      "beach pine" same section
04400 Polygonum douglasii  var. douglasii  1.8 mi. NE
15322 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" same section
15333 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" same section
09809 Ranunculus aquatilis  var. diffusus  same section
03894 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" 1 mi. SW
09810 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" same section
14776 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" 1 mi. S
15327 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" same section
04395 Rumex occidentalis     1.8 mi. NE
15321 Sambucus cerulea     same section
04565 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  2969 ft. S
03838 Saponaria officinalis      "bouncingbet" 1.2 mi. E
04572 Sedum debile      "orpine stonecrop" 2969 ft. S
04398 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1.8 mi. NE
03909 Senecio pauperculus      "balsam groundsel" 1 mi. SW
04388 Senecio serra  var. serra   "tall ragwort" 1.8 mi. NE
03837 Setaria viridis      "green bristle grass" 1.2 mi. E
15328 Solidago       "goldenrod" same section
15329 Solidago       "goldenrod" same section
04567 Solidago lepida  var. salebrosa   "rough Canada goldenrod" 2969 ft. S
04403 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 1.8 mi. NE
14774 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1.3 mi. S
04401 Stellaria jamesiana     1.8 mi. NE
15332 Thalictrum fendleri      "Fendler's meadow-rue" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Granite Flat Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1516 ft. SW 6733  Timpanogos Cave 
Silver Lake Summer Home Area (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 2157 ft. N 7405  Timpanogos Cave 
Silver Lake Flat (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. N 7481  Dromedary Peak 
Silver Lake Flat Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. N 7481  Dromedary Peak 
Wide Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. S   Timpanogos Cave 
Silver Lake Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. N 7504  Dromedary Peak 
Deer Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. S   Dromedary Peak 
Tibble Fork Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. S 6378  Timpanogos Cave 
Tibble Fork Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. S 6378  Timpanogos Cave 
Silver Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. E   Dromedary Peak 
Tibble Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 1 mi. S   Timpanogos Cave 
Mill Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SE   Aspen Grove 
Newton Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1 mi. S   Timpanogos Cave 
Tibble Fork Summer Home Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. S 6549  Timpanogos Cave 
Mile Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. S 6467  Timpanogos Cave 
Holman Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. E 7162  Timpanogos Cave 
Warnick Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. S 6345  Timpanogos Cave 
Porcupine Gulch (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NE   Dromedary Peak 
White Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. W   Timpanogos Cave 
Martin Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. S 6316  Timpanogos Cave 


Taxon Links for species Balsamorhiza macrophylla  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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