Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 18045 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.
Common name   kinnikinnick
R. Van Buren   1914  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 03 September 2010 
United States
Summit County
Locality Uinta Mountains, Utah Highway 150, Mount Baldy Trail, ca. 0.25 miles N of the trailhead ;
     Elev.: 10925 ft. (3330 m.)
Latitude Longitude 40° 41'  25.4" N, 110° 54'  16.3" 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 Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L13S1. 


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

     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.

     Arctostaphylos adenotricha (Fern. & J.F. Macbr.) A.& D. Löve & Kapoor
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. adenotricha (Fern. & J.F. Macbr.) Calder & Taylor
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. adenotricha Fern. & J.F. Macbr.
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. coactilis (Fern. & J.F. Macbr.) A.& D. Löve & Kapoor
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. coactilis Fern. & J.F. Macbr.
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. leobreweri J.B. Roof
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. longipilosa Packer & Denford
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. marinensis J.B. Roof
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. monoensis J.B. Roof
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. pacifica Hultén
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. stipitata Packer & Denford
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. stipitata (Packer & Denford) Dorn
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. suborbiculata W. Knight
     Uva-Ursi uva-ursi (L.) Britt.

Common Name(s): bearberry, bearberry manzanita, kinnikinnick, mealberry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23530, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Ericales
                                Family: Ericaceae
                                    Genus: Arctostaphylos
                                        Species: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02295s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05661s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08104s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09655s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13420s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13421s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05628 Agoseris glauca  var. cronquistii   "Cronquist's mountain dandelion" 2859 ft. SW
04655 Agrostis humilis      "alpine bentgrass" 1251 ft. S
07830 Agrostis variabilis      "Ross' bentgrass" 2859 ft. SW
05625 Allium brandegeei      "Brandegee's wild onion" 2859 ft. SW
07834 Angelica roseana      "rose angelica" 2859 ft. SW
04077 Aquilegia coerulea      "Colorado columbine" 2627 ft. NW
04696 Arenaria congesta      "ballhead sandwort" 1251 ft. S
07824 Arenaria hookeri      "Hooker's sandwort" 2859 ft. SW
05616 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" 2859 ft. SW
07835 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 2859 ft. SW
04726 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 1251 ft. S
18152 Arnica parryi      "Parry's arnica" 1.5 mi. NW
04063 Artemisia scopulorum      "alpine sagebrush" 1.1 mi. NW
04694 Aster sibiricus      "arctic aster" 1251 ft. S
04674 Campanula uniflora      "arctic bellflower" 1251 ft. S
05617 Carex capitata      "capitate sedge" 2859 ft. SW
04774 Carex geyeri      "Geyer's sedge" same section
07816 Carex leporinella      "Sierra hare sedge" 2859 ft. SW
07833 Carex norvegica      "Norway sedge" 2859 ft. SW
04652 Carex scirpoidea      "northern singlespike sedge" 1251 ft. S
07815 Carex scirpoidea  var. pseudoscirpoidea  2859 ft. SW
07828 Carex straminiformis      "Shasta sedge" 2859 ft. SW
05618 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 2859 ft. SW
04064 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" 1.1 mi. NW
04716 Cirsium eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's thistle" 1251 ft. S
07826 Cryptogramma crispa  var. acrostichoides   "American parsley fern" 2859 ft. SW
04673 Cryptogramma crispa  var. acrostichoides   "American parsley fern" 1251 ft. S
05620 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 2859 ft. SW
04071 Dodecatheon alpinum      "alpine shootingstar" 1.1 mi. NW
04654 Elymus salinus      "Salina wildrye" 1251 ft. S
07814 Epilobium ciliatum      "fringed willowherb" 2859 ft. SW
05627 Epilobium oregonense      "Oregon willowherb" 2859 ft. SW
05623 Eremogone congesta  var. congesta  2859 ft. SW
04078 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" 2627 ft. NW
04066 Erigeron peregrinus      "subalpine fleabane" 1.1 mi. NW
05630 Erigeron ursinus      "Bear River fleabane" 2859 ft. SW
05619 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. porteri  2859 ft. SW
05626 Erythronium grandiflorum      "yellow glacier-lily" 2859 ft. SW
07821 Festuca brachyphylla  subsp. brachyphylla   "alpine fescue" 2859 ft. SW
04723 Galium trifidum      "three-petaled bedstraw" 1251 ft. S
08006 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 2 mi. SW
14417 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 1.6 mi. N
14746 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" same section
07819 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" 2859 ft. SW
07831 Gentianella amarella      "northern dwarf-gentian" 2859 ft. SW
04697 Gentianella amarella      "northern dwarf-gentian" 1251 ft. S
07832 Hieracium triste  var. gracile   "slender hawkweed" 2859 ft. SW
04676 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" 1251 ft. S
05643 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" 2859 ft. SW
04079 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" 2627 ft. NW
05622 Juncus drummondii      "Drummond's rush" 2859 ft. SW
14419 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" 1.6 mi. N
11914 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" same section
04070 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" 1.1 mi. NW
18043 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" same section
07817 Ligusticum tenuifolium      "Idaho licorice-root" 2859 ft. SW
04675 Ligusticum tenuifolium      "Idaho licorice-root" 1251 ft. S
07829 Luzula spicata      "spiked woodrush" 2859 ft. SW
04067 Mertensia ciliata      "mountain bluebells" 1.1 mi. NW
03124 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 1.7 mi. N
07818 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 2859 ft. SW
04069 Pedicularis bracteosa  var. paysoniana   "Payson's towering lousewort" 1.1 mi. NW
04698 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" 1251 ft. S
04072 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" 1.1 mi. NW
04672 Phacelia hastata  var. alpina   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" 1251 ft. S
03075 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" 1912 ft. E
04692 Poa alpina      "alpine bluegrass" 1251 ft. S
04657 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" 1251 ft. S
04725 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" 1251 ft. S
07827 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" 2859 ft. SW
04076 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" 2627 ft. NW
01569 Ranunculus eschscholtzii  var. eschscholtzii   "Eschscholtz's buttercup" 1912 ft. E
05614 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" 2859 ft. SW
02286 Ribes inerme      "whitestem gooseberry" 1.1 mi. S
14414 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1.6 mi. N
14748 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" same section
17889 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" same section
18044 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" same section
18041 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" same section
14749 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" same section
07823 Selaginella densa      "lesser spikemoss" 2859 ft. SW
05629 Senecio crassulus      "thick-leaf ragwort" 2859 ft. SW
04068 Senecio integerrimus      "Columbia ragwort" 1.1 mi. NW
05615 Sibbaldia procumbens      "creeping sibbaldia" 2859 ft. SW
04689 Sibbaldia procumbens      "creeping sibbaldia" 1251 ft. S
07825 Silene acaulis  var. subacaulescens   "moss catchfly" 2859 ft. SW
07822 Smelowskia calycina  var. americana   "American false candytuft" 2859 ft. SW
05659 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 2859 ft. SW
07820 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 2859 ft. SW
05644 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 2859 ft. SW
04695 Solidago nana      "dwarf goldenrod" 1251 ft. S
04724 Stellaria longipes      "meadow starwort" 1251 ft. S
05624 Trifolium parryi      "Parry's clover" 2859 ft. SW
04693 Trifolium parryi      "Parry's clover" 1251 ft. S
07806 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 2859 ft. SW
04656 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 1251 ft. S
04658 Trisetum wolfii      "Wolf's oat-grass" 1251 ft. S
14744 Vaccinium       "blueberry" same section
18048 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.6 mi. N
14416 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.6 mi. N
18132 Vaccinium myrtillus      "whortleberry" same section
18046 Vaccinium myrtillus      "whortleberry" 1.6 mi. N
14415 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 1.6 mi. N
14747 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" same section
14745 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" same section
15277 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" same section
18047 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 1.6 mi. N
03072 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 1912 ft. E
18042 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" same section
14418 Vaccinium uliginosum  var. occidentale  1.6 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bald Mountain Trailhead Picnic Area (Locale) Summit County, UT 368 ft. S 10794  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain Overlook (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1080 ft. S 10749  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 1118 ft. SE 10785  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain Pass (Gap) Duchesne County, UT 1974 ft. SE 10516  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain (Summit) Summit County, UT 0.6 mi. N 11598  Mirror Lake 
Wilderness Area Overlook (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 2666 ft. E 10443  Mirror Lake 
Moosehorn Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 10388  Mirror Lake 
Moosehorn Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 10358  Mirror Lake 
Emerald Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.1 mi. N 10289  Mirror Lake 
Murdock Mountain (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 1 mi. SE 11188  Mirror Lake 
Fehr Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 0.9 mi. E 10270  Mirror Lake 
Reids Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. N 11388  Mirror Lake 
Mirror Lake Guard Station (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 10043  Mirror Lake 
Mirror Lake Recreation Site (Park) Duchesne County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 10023  Mirror Lake 
Clegg Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. NW 10499  Mirror Lake 
Gem Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.5 mi. S 10086  Mirror Lake 
Mirror Lake Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 10004  Mirror Lake 
Pass Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.6 mi. N 10092  Mirror Lake 
Blizzard Lake (Lake) Wasatch County, UT 1.7 mi. S 10306  Mirror Lake 
Mirror Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 10069  Mirror Lake 


Taxon Links for species Arctostaphylos uva-ursi  (L.) Spreng.

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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

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