Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 18153 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Silene latifolia Poir.
Common name   bladder campion
Steve Hegji   0310  
Coll. Date 26 July 2014 
United States
Utah County
Locality Big Springs;
     Elev.: 5934 ft. (1809 m.)
Habitat Notes along dirt road between park and spring. 
Latitude Longitude 40° 19'  41.96" N, 111° 31'  41.54" 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.
Specimen Notes pistillate plant. 


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

     Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garcke

     Oberna commutata (Guss.) S. Ikonnikov
     Silene cucubalus Wibel
     Silene inflata Sm.
     Silene latifolia (P. Mill.) Britten & Rendle, non Poir.

Common Name(s): bladder campion, bladder silene, cowbell, maiden's tears, maidenstears, maiden's-tears, rattleweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20142, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Caryophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Silene
                                        Species: Silene vulgaris


Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14949 Acer grandidentatum      "bigtooth maple" 1.1 mi. SE
15226 Acer negundo      "boxelder" same section
01559 Allium acuminatum      "taper-tip wild onion" same section
15225 Berberis repens      "Oregongrape" same section
14947 Claytonia lanceolata      "spear-leaf springbeauty" 1.1 mi. SE
15224 Crataegus douglasii      "black hawthorn" same section
13624 Erigeron divergens      "spreading fleabane" 1.1 mi. SE
02352 Erigeron divergens  var. divergens   "spreading fleabane daisy" same section
14953 Fritillaria pudica      "yellowbells" 1.1 mi. SE
14952 Hydrophyllum capitatum      "purple cat's breeches" 1.1 mi. SE
14951 Lithophragma parviflorum      "small-flowered woodland-star" 1.1 mi. SE
01558 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" same section
18154 Silene latifolia      "bladder campion" 803 ft. SE
14950 Viola       "violet" 1.1 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Big Spring Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2676 ft. NE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Water Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. E   Bridal Veil Falls 
Trefoil Ranch (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. SE 6086  Bridal Veil Falls 
Left Fork South Fork Provo River (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. E   Wallsburg Ridge 
Middle Fork South Fork Provo River (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. E   Wallsburg Ridge 
Shingle Mill Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Big Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. SW 6595  Bridal Veil Falls 
Bunnells Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. N   Bridal Veil Falls 
Bear Canyon Pass (Gap) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 7730  Wallsburg Ridge 
North Fork Provo River (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Aspen Grove 
Lightning Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. S 10020  Bridal Veil Falls 
Wildwood (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 3 mi. N 5230  Bridal Veil Falls 
Windy Pass (Gap) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. S 8921  Bridal Veil Falls 
First Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 3.5 mi. S 8718  Bridal Veil Falls 
Scott Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.3 mi. N   Aspen Grove 
Vivian Park (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 3 mi. NW 5214  Bridal Veil Falls 
Vivian Park Post Office (historical) (Post Office) Utah County, UT 3 mi. NW 5214  Bridal Veil Falls 
South Fork Provo River (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. NW   Bridal Veil Falls 
Riverbend Trailer Park (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 3.6 mi. N 5240  Aspen Grove 
Second Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 3.8 mi. S 8852  Bridal Veil Falls 


Taxon Links for species Silene latifolia  Poir.

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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