Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15836 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Potentilla rubricaulis Lehm.
Common name   red-stemmed cinquefoil
Oliver Hansen   119  
   with Beth Hansen
Coll. Date 19 September 2010 
United States
Summit County
Locality Uinta Mountains, Henry’s Fork Basin, on Trail 111, W of Dollar Lake;
     Elev.: 10807 ft. (3295 m.)
Habitat Notes high elevation basin; associated species: Picea engelmanni, Salix glauca, perennial grasses. 
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° 49'  44.07" N, 110° 22'  49.14" 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):

     Potentilla rubricaulis Lehm.

     Potentilla concinna var. modesta (Rydb.) Welsh & Johnston
     Potentilla modesta Rydb.
     Potentilla paucijuga Rydb.
     Potentilla pensylvanica var. paucijuga (Rydb.) Welsh & Johnston
     Potentilla pensylvanica var. virgulata (A. Nels.) T. Wolf
     Potentilla rubricaulis var. dasyphylla Ledeb.
     Potentilla rubricaulis var. pedersenii Rydb.
     Potentilla saximontana Rydb.
     Potentilla virgulata A. Nels.

Common Name(s): Rocky Mountain cinquefoil, red cinquefoil.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=504589, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Rosaceae
                                    Genus: Potentilla
                                        Species: Potentilla rubricaulis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 15836s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 00033s1.jpg 
specimen image: 04801s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06704s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07415s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09132s1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14075 Agoseris glauca  var. cronquistii   "Cronquist's mountain dandelion" same section
14072 Aster foliaceus  var. apricus   "alpine leafybract aster" 1.1 mi. S
15838 Danthonia intermedia      "timber oatgrass" 1272 ft. SW
14073 Erigeron goodrichii      "Uinta Mountains fleabane" 1.1 mi. S
15834 Festuca ovina  var. saximontana  1272 ft. SW
14074 Gentianella amarella      "northern dwarf-gentian" 1 mi. S
15839 Juncus triglumis      "three-hulled rush" 1272 ft. SW
15829 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" 1272 ft. SW
15830 Poa alpina      "alpine bluegrass" 1272 ft. SW
15831 Poa glauca  var. glauca   "Greenland bluegrass" 1272 ft. SW
15832 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" 1272 ft. SW
15828 Salix glauca  var. villosa   "grayleaf willow" 1272 ft. SW
15833 Trifolium parryi  var. montanense  1272 ft. SW
15837 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 1272 ft. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Dollar Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1351 ft. SE 10791  Mount Powell 
Henrys Fork Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.8 mi. SW 10824  Mount Powell 
Grass Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. W 10824  Mount Powell 
Sawmill Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. N 10663  Mount Powell 
Elkhorn Crossing (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. N 10381  Mount Powell 
Bear Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. NW 10775  Mount Powell 
Irland Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. SW 11395  Mount Powell 
Lake Blanchard (Lake) Summit County, UT 2 mi. SW 11172  Mount Powell 
Castle Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2 mi. SW 11369  Mount Powell 
Gunsight Pass (Gap) Duchesne County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 11854  Kings Peak 
Gilbert Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. E 13409  Kings Peak 
Anderson Pass (Gap) Duchesne County, UT 3 mi. S 12681  Mount Powell 
Cliff Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3 mi. SW 11451  Mount Powell 
Flat Top Mountain (Summit) Summit County, UT 2.5 mi. W 12123  Mount Powell 
Kings Peak (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 3.5 mi. S 13026  Kings Peak 
Mount Powell (Summit) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. SW 13035  Mount Powell 
Alligator Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.9 mi. N 10040  Gilbert Peak NE 
Gilbert Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.2 mi. E 10913  Kings Peak 
South Kings Peak (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 4.3 mi. S 13193  Mount Powell 
Lake Hessie (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.7 mi. NW 10624  Mount Powell 


Taxon Links for species Potentilla rubricaulis  Lehm.

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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