Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15817 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Linum perenne L.
Infraspecific    subsp. lewisii (Pursh) Hulten
Common name   Lewis' blue flax
Oliver Hansen   100  
   with Megan Hansen
Coll. Date 06 September 2010 
United States
Summit County
Locality Uinta Mountains, Marsh Lake Campground, meadow area between campground and SW corner of lake;
     Elev.: 9423 ft. (2873 m.)
Habitat Notes meadowy lake margin with willows and perennial grasses bordering lodgepole pine forest. 
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° 57'  7.86" N, 110° 23'  45.12" 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.
Voucher Senior Thesis Voucher for Henry's Fork and Vicinity Checklist, Block 19, northern Utah and southern Wyoming. 


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

     Linum lewisii var. lewisii Pursh

     Adenolinum lewisii (Pursh) A.& D. Löve
     Linum perenne ssp. lewisii (Pursh) Hultén
     Linum perenne var. lewisii (Pursh) Eat. & J. Wright

Common Name(s): Lewis' flax, prairie flax.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528819, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Linales
                                Family: Linaceae
                                    Genus: Linum
                                        Species: Linum lewisii
                                            Variety: Linum lewisii var. lewisii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 15817s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 00427s1.jpg 
specimen image: 00438s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 02741s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03780s2.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15950 Achillea millefolium      "common yarrow" 2673 ft. N
15811 Achillea millefolium      "common yarrow" 2673 ft. N
15816 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" 2673 ft. N
15810 Arnica longifolia  var. longifolia   "spearleaf arnica" 2673 ft. N
15812 Artemisia tridentata  var. vaseyana   "Vasey's big sagebrush" 2673 ft. N
15813 Aster spathulatus      "western mountain aster" 2673 ft. N
15818 Astragalus miser  var. oblongifolius   "timber milkvetch" same section
15827 Bromus inermis      "smooth brome" same section
15825 Elymus lanceolatus      "thickspike wheatgrass" same section
15826 Elymus trachycaulus      "slender wheatgrass" same section
15809 Epilobium angustifolium  var. canescens  same section
15814 Erigeron eximius      "spruce-fir fleabane" 2673 ft. N
15815 Galium bifolium      "twinleaf bedstraw" 2673 ft. N
15804 Nuphar polysepala     same section
15954 Nuphar polysepala     same section
15953 Nuphar polysepala     same section
15820 Poa alpina      "alpine bluegrass" same section
15822 Poa arctica      "arctic bluegrass" same section
15821 Poa glauca  var. glauca   "Greenland bluegrass" same section
15823 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" same section
15803 Ranunculus aquatilis  var. diffusus  same section
15819 Trifolium repens      "white clover" same section
15824 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Marsh Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 405 ft. SE 9397  Bridger Lake 
West Marsh Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1238 ft. N 9341  Bridger Lake 
Marsh Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1828 ft. N 9351  Bridger Lake 
Marsh Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. N 9341  Bridger Lake 
Marsh Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. N 9341  Bridger Lake 
Bridger Lake Guard Station (Locale) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 9371  Bridger Lake 
China Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 9505  Bridger Lake 
China Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 9505  Bridger Lake 
Bridger Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 9351  Bridger Lake 
China Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1 mi. SW 9416  Bridger Lake 
Bridger Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1 mi. NE 9364  Bridger Lake 
China Meadows Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. S 9394  Bridger Lake 
Sargent Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.7 mi. S 9692  Bridger Lake 
China Meadows (Flat) Summit County, UT 1.7 mi. S 9403  Bridger Lake 
Trail Head Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 2 mi. S 9456  Bridger Lake 
Stateline Reservoir (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 2.2 mi. N 9108  Bridger Lake 
Stateline Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. N 9233  Bridger Lake 
Johnson Meadows (Flat) Summit County, UT 2.4 mi. N 9587  Bridger Lake 
Grahams Reservoir (Reservoir) Uinta County, WY 3 mi. N 9213  Bridger Lake 
Big Meadows (Flat) Summit County, UT 3.4 mi. S 10306  Bridger Lake 


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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