Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04077 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Aquilegia coerulea E. James
Common name   Colorado columbine
James G. Harris   2486  
Coll. Date 08 July 1992 
United States
Duchesne County
Locality Uinta Mountains, eastern slopes of Bald Mountain, near Moosehorn Lake;
     Elev.: 10299 ft. (3140 m.)
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° 41'  42" N, 110° 53'  50" W
Township Range T1S, R9E, Sec. 34  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)


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

     Aquilegia caerulea James

     Aquilegia coerulea James

Common Name(s): Colorado blue columbine, Colorado blue columbine.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=565004, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Magnoliidae
                            Order: Ranunculales
                                Family: Ranunculaceae
                                    Genus: Aquilegia
                                        Species: Aquilegia caerulea


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.
05646 Agoseris aurantiaca  var. aurantiaca   "orange agoseris" 1.6 mi. W
05628 Agoseris glauca  var. cronquistii   "Cronquist's mountain dandelion" same section
04655 Agrostis humilis      "alpine bentgrass" same section
07830 Agrostis variabilis      "Ross' bentgrass" same section
05625 Allium brandegeei      "Brandegee's wild onion" same section
07834 Angelica roseana      "rose angelica" same section
18045 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi      "kinnikinnick" 2627 ft. SE
04696 Arenaria congesta      "ballhead sandwort" same section
07824 Arenaria hookeri      "Hooker's sandwort" same section
05616 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" same section
04726 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" same section
07835 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" same section
18152 Arnica parryi      "Parry's arnica" 1 mi. NW
04063 Artemisia scopulorum      "alpine sagebrush" same section
04694 Aster sibiricus      "arctic aster" same section
04674 Campanula uniflora      "arctic bellflower" same section
05617 Carex capitata      "capitate sedge" same section
04774 Carex geyeri      "Geyer's sedge" 1989 ft. N
07816 Carex leporinella      "Sierra hare sedge" same section
07833 Carex norvegica      "Norway sedge" same section
04652 Carex scirpoidea      "northern singlespike sedge" same section
07815 Carex scirpoidea  var. pseudoscirpoidea  same section
07828 Carex straminiformis      "Shasta sedge" same section
05618 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" same section
04064 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" same section
04716 Cirsium eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's thistle" same section
07826 Cryptogramma crispa  var. acrostichoides   "American parsley fern" same section
04673 Cryptogramma crispa  var. acrostichoides   "American parsley fern" same section
05620 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" same section
04071 Dodecatheon alpinum      "alpine shootingstar" same section
04654 Elymus salinus      "Salina wildrye" same section
07814 Epilobium ciliatum      "fringed willowherb" same section
05627 Epilobium oregonense      "Oregon willowherb" same section
05623 Eremogone congesta  var. congesta  same section
04078 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" same section
04066 Erigeron peregrinus      "subalpine fleabane" same section
05630 Erigeron ursinus      "Bear River fleabane" same section
05619 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. porteri  same section
05626 Erythronium grandiflorum      "yellow glacier-lily" same section
07821 Festuca brachyphylla  subsp. brachyphylla   "alpine fescue" same section
04723 Galium trifidum      "three-petaled bedstraw" same section
14417 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 1.2 mi. N
08006 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 2.1 mi. S
14746 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 1.2 mi. SE
05647 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" 1.6 mi. W
07819 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" same section
07831 Gentianella amarella      "northern dwarf-gentian" same section
04697 Gentianella amarella      "northern dwarf-gentian" same section
07832 Hieracium triste  var. gracile   "slender hawkweed" same section
05766 Hieracium triste  var. gracile   "slender hawkweed" 1.6 mi. W
05643 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" same section
04676 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" same section
04079 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" same section
05622 Juncus drummondii      "Drummond's rush" same section
11914 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" 1.2 mi. SE
18043 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" 1.2 mi. SE
04070 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" same section
14419 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" 1.2 mi. N
04675 Ligusticum tenuifolium      "Idaho licorice-root" same section
05650 Ligusticum tenuifolium      "Idaho licorice-root" 1.6 mi. W
07817 Ligusticum tenuifolium      "Idaho licorice-root" same section
07829 Luzula spicata      "spiked woodrush" same section
04067 Mertensia ciliata      "mountain bluebells" same section
05648 Mitella pentandra      "fivestamen miterwort" 1.6 mi. W
03124 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 1.3 mi. N
07818 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" same section
04069 Pedicularis bracteosa  var. paysoniana   "Payson's towering lousewort" same section
04072 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" same section
04698 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" same section
04672 Phacelia hastata  var. alpina   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" same section
03075 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" same section
05645 Platanthera dilatata  var. leucostachys   "Sierra bog orchid" 1.6 mi. W
04692 Poa alpina      "alpine bluegrass" same section
04657 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" same section
04725 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" same section
07827 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" same section
04076 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" same section
01569 Ranunculus eschscholtzii  var. eschscholtzii   "Eschscholtz's buttercup" same section
05614 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" same section
02286 Ribes inerme      "whitestem gooseberry" 1.6 mi. SE
14414 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1.2 mi. N
14748 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1.2 mi. SE
18044 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.2 mi. SE
17889 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.3 mi. SE
18041 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.3 mi. SE
14749 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.2 mi. SE
07823 Selaginella densa      "lesser spikemoss" same section
05629 Senecio crassulus      "thick-leaf ragwort" same section
04068 Senecio integerrimus      "Columbia ragwort" same section
05615 Sibbaldia procumbens      "creeping sibbaldia" same section
04689 Sibbaldia procumbens      "creeping sibbaldia" same section
07825 Silene acaulis  var. subacaulescens   "moss catchfly" same section
07822 Smelowskia calycina  var. americana   "American false candytuft" same section
05644 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section
07820 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section
05659 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section
04695 Solidago nana      "dwarf goldenrod" same section
04724 Stellaria longipes      "meadow starwort" same section
05624 Trifolium parryi      "Parry's clover" same section
04693 Trifolium parryi      "Parry's clover" same section
07806 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section
04656 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section
04658 Trisetum wolfii      "Wolf's oat-grass" same section
14744 Vaccinium       "blueberry" 1.2 mi. SE
14416 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.2 mi. N
18048 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.2 mi. N
18132 Vaccinium myrtillus      "whortleberry" same section
18046 Vaccinium myrtillus      "whortleberry" 1.2 mi. N
14747 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 1.2 mi. SE
14415 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 1.2 mi. N
18047 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 1.2 mi. N
15277 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 1.2 mi. SE
14745 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 1.2 mi. SE
03072 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" same section
18042 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 1.3 mi. SE
14418 Vaccinium uliginosum  var. occidentale  1.2 mi. N
05649 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" 1.6 mi. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Wilderness Area Overlook (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 1178 ft. SE 10443  Mirror Lake 
Moosehorn Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1107 ft. E 10388  Mirror Lake 
Moosehorn Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 1685 ft. NE 10358  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain (Summit) Summit County, UT 1999 ft. NW 11598  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain Pass (Gap) Duchesne County, UT 2458 ft. S 10516  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 2602 ft. SW 10785  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain Trailhead Picnic Area (Locale) Summit County, UT 2836 ft. SW 10794  Mirror Lake 
Emerald Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 0.7 mi. N 10289  Mirror Lake 
Mirror Lake Guard Station (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 10043  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain Overlook (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 0.6 mi. SW 10749  Mirror Lake 
Fehr Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 10270  Mirror Lake 
Mirror Lake Recreation Site (Park) Duchesne County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 10023  Mirror Lake 
Mirror Lake Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 10004  Mirror Lake 
Murdock Mountain (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 1.1 mi. S 11188  Mirror Lake 
Mirror Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1 mi. NE 10069  Mirror Lake 
Pass Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.2 mi. N 10092  Mirror Lake 
Reids Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 11388  Mirror Lake 
Pass Lake Trailhead (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 1.3 mi. N 10138  Mirror Lake 
Reids Meadow (Flat) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. N 10010  Mirror Lake 
Blythe Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 9918  Hayden Peak 


Taxon Links for species Aquilegia coerulea  E. James

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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