Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15800 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Galium boreale Walter
Oliver Hansen   83  
Coll. Date 15 August 2010 
United States
Summit County
Locality Uinta Mountains, where FR058 crosses Steel Creek, ca. 100 meters E of the junction with FR074, ca. 0.5 miles N of turnoff to Hewinta Guard Station;
     Elev.: 9362 ft. (2854 m.)
Habitat Notes stream bed and bank with willows. 
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'  37.2" N, 110° 29'  1.87" 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):

     Galium circaezans var. circaezans Michx.

     Galium bermudense L. p.p.
     Galium boreale sensu Walt., non L.
     Galium boreale var. hyssopifolium (Hoffmann) DC.
     Galium boreale var. intermedium DC.
     Galium boreale var. linearifolium Rydb.
     Galium boreale var. scabrum DC.
     Galium boreale ssp. septentrionale (Roemer & J.A. Schultes) Hara
     Galium boreale ssp. septentrionale (Roemer & J.A. Schultes) Iltis
     Galium boreale var. typicum G. Beck
     Galium brachiatum sensu Muhl., non Pursh
     Galium circaeoides Roemer & J.A. Schultes
     Galium circaezans var. glabellum Britt.
     Galium circaezans var. glabrum Britt.
     Galium circaezans var. typicum Fern.
     Galium rotundifolium var. circaezans (Michx.) Kuntze

Common Name(s): licorice bedstraw, northern bedstraw.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528209, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Rubiales
                                Family: Rubiaceae
                                    Genus: Galium
                                        Species: Galium circaezans
                                            Variety: Galium circaezans var. circaezans


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 15800s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05143s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05194s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07710s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08759s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09664s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15801 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" same section
15802 Castilleja rhexiifolia  var. rhexiifolia   "meadow-beauty paintbrush" same section
15798 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" same section
15799 Potentilla fruticosa     same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Steel Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 1161 ft. NE   Lyman Lake 
Hewinta Guard Station (Locale) Summit County, UT 0.6 mi. S 9492  Bridger Lake 
Steel Creek Commissary Ruins (Locale) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. W 9561  Bridger Lake 
Suicide Park (Park) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. N 8990  Bridger Lake 
Gilbert Meadow (Flat) Summit County, UT 1.9 mi. E 9666  Bridger Lake 
Cowboy Cabin Park (Park) Uinta County, WY 2.9 mi. N 8836  Buck Fever Ridge 
Archie Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 3.6 mi. N   Lyman Lake 
Archie Pond (Lake) Uinta County, WY 3.5 mi. N 9187  Meeks Cabin Reservoir 
Thunderbolt Mountain (Summit) Uinta County, WY 3.5 mi. NE 9525  Buck Fever Ridge 
Lambs Meadow (Flat) Uinta County, WY 3.7 mi. N 8809  Buck Fever Ridge 
Steel Creek Park (Park) Summit County, UT 3.7 mi. S 10076  Lyman Lake 
Bull Park (Flat) Summit County, UT 3.6 mi. SE 10092  Bridger Lake 
Archie Creek (Stream) Uinta County, WY 4 mi. N   Lyman Lake 
Jacks Park (Park) Uinta County, WY 4 mi. N 8862  Buck Fever Ridge 
Johnson Meadows (Flat) Summit County, UT 3.5 mi. E 9587  Bridger Lake 
Mansfield Meadows (Flat) Summit County, UT 4.5 mi. S 10227  Bridger Lake 
Duck Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 4.4 mi. SW 9187  Lyman Lake 
High Line Trail (Trail) Summit County, UT 5.5 mi. S 10434  Bridger Lake 
China Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 4.3 mi. E 9416  Bridger Lake 
China Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 4.3 mi. E 9505  Bridger Lake 


Taxon Links for species Galium boreale  Walter

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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