Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03884 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Potentilla gracilis Douglas ex Hook.
Infraspecific    var. fastigiata (Nutt.) S. Watson
Common name   slender cinquefoil
D.M. Barnes   s.n.  
Coll. Date 28 June 1999 
United States
Utah County
Locality American Fork Canyon, road to Cascade Springs, 1 mile E of Timpooneke cut off, dirt road on N side of paved road.
Habitat Notes mountain shrub, aspen, 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° 26'  29" N, 111° 38'  7" W
Township Range T4S, R3E, Sec. 29  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata (Nutt.) S. Wats.

     Potentilla angustata Rydb.
     Potentilla blasckeana Turcz. ex Lehm.
     Potentilla blasckeana var. permollis (Rydb.) Wolf
     Potentilla etomentosa Rydb.
     Potentilla etomentosa var. hallii (Rydb.) Abrams
     Potentilla fastigiata Nutt.
     Potentilla glomerata A. Nels.
     Potentilla gracilis var. blasckeana (Turcz. ex Lehm.) Jepson
     Potentilla gracilis var. glabrata (Lehm.) C.L. Hitchc.
     Potentilla gracilis ssp. nuttallii (Lehm.) Keck
     Potentilla gracilis var. nuttallii (Lehm.) Sheldon
     Potentilla gracilis var. permollis (Rydb.) C.L. Hitchc.
     Potentilla gracilis var. rigida S. Wats.
     Potentilla indiges M.E. Peck
     Potentilla jucunda A. Nels.
     Potentilla nuttallii Lehm.
     Potentilla permollis Rydb.
     Potentilla rectiformis Rydb.
     Potentilla viridescens Rydb.

Common Name(s): northwest cinquefoil, Nuttall cinquefoil, Nuttall's cinquefoil, slender cinquefoil.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=531457, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Rosaceae
                                    Genus: Potentilla
                                        Species: Potentilla gracilis
                                            Variety: Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15073 Acer glabrum      "Rocky Mountain maple" same section
04440 Agropyron cristatum  subsp. cristatum   "crested wheatgrass" same section
04603 Agrostis exarata      "spike bentgrass" 1 mi. E
05150 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" 1 mi. E
13667 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" 2710 ft. NE
03887 Balsamorhiza macrophylla      "cut-leaf balsamroot" same section
03873 Carex raynoldsii      "Raynolds' sedge" same section
13665 Ceanothus velutinus  var. velutinus   "snowbrush" same section
14772 Clematis occidentalis      "purple virgins-bower" 1 mi. SE
05066 Clematis occidentalis  var. grosseserrata   "purple virgins-bower" 1 mi. E
02835 Corallorhiza striata      "striped coralroot" 1.4 mi. NE
05151 Corallorhiza striata      "striped coralroot" 1 mi. E
02833 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" 1.4 mi. NE
04604 Festuca saximontana  var. saximontana   "Rocky Mountain fescue" 1 mi. E
02834 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" same section
04416 Juncus tenuis      "poverty rush" 1 mi. E
13664 Juniperus communis  var. depressa   "common juniper" same section
08846 Mentzelia dispersa      "bushy blazingstar" 2318 ft. N
02842 Mimulus tilingii      "Tiling's monkeyflower" 1 mi. S
13666 Paxistima myrsinites      "Oregon boxleaf" 2710 ft. NE
03885 Phacelia heterophylla  var. heterophylla   "variable-leaf scorpionweed" same section
13663 Picea pungens      "Colorado blue spruce" same section
02258 Pinus contorta     same section
13662 Pinus contorta  var. latifolia   "lodgepole pine" same section
02269 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" same section
13660 Pinus ponderosa  var. scopulorum   "Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine" same section
13657 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" same section
02836 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" same section
14773 Ribes hudsonianum      "northern black currant" 2368 ft. N
08847 Ribes hudsonianum  var. petiolare   "western black currant" 1038 ft. SW
08953 Rubus parviflorus      "thimbleberry" 1.2 mi. SE
14768 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" 1 mi. SE
14769 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" 1 mi. SE
14771 Salix scouleriana      "Scouler's willow" 1 mi. SE
14770 Salix x fragilis  hybrid [alba x euxina]   "crack willow" 1 mi. SE
03883 Sanguisorba minor      "small burnet" same section
04365 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" same section
14778 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" 1.5 mi. NE
08837 Veronica biloba      "twolobe speedwell" 2318 ft. N
03886 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Pine Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2588 ft. NW   Aspen Grove 
Altamont Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2986 ft. S 7248  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpooneke Guard Station (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. S 7300  Timpanogos Cave 
Mutual Dell (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. NW 6503  Timpanogos Cave 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. NW   Timpanogos Cave 
Timpooneke Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. S 7363  Timpanogos Cave 
Mutual Dell Organization Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. NW 6470  Timpanogos Cave 
Forest Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. E 7710  Aspen Grove 
Mud Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1 mi. NE 8045  Aspen Grove 
Summit Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 8068  Aspen Grove 
Scout Falls (Falls) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. S 8334  Timpanogos Cave 
Lame Horse Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 7920  Aspen Grove 
South Fork Ranger Station (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NW 6086  Timpanogos Cave 
Roadhouse Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. NW 6516  Timpanogos Cave 
South Fork American Fork Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. NW   Aspen Grove 
Giant Staircase (Slope) Utah County, UT 2 mi. S 8449  Timpanogos Cave 
Echo Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 6106  Timpanogos Cave 
Woolly Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 8964  Timpanogos Cave 
Martin Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2 mi. N 6316  Timpanogos Cave 
Warnick Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. N 6345  Timpanogos Cave 


Taxon Links for species Potentilla gracilis  Douglas ex Hook.

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

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