Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01769 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Hydrophyllum capitatum Douglas ex Benth.
Infraspecific    var. capitatum 
Common name   purple cat's breeches
K. Cook   s.n.  
Coll. Date 09 June 1995 
United States
Locality in river in American Fork Canyon, near Mineral Basin.
     Elev.: 6708 ft. (2045 m.)
Habitat Notes mountain brush, aspen, sagebrush, mixed conifer communtiy. 
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° 30'  50" N, 111° 35'  50" W
Township Range T3S, R3E, Sec. 34  
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):

     Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum Dougl. ex Benth.

Common Name(s): ballhead waterleaf.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528508, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Hydrophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Hydrophyllum
                                        Species: Hydrophyllum capitatum
                                            Variety: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum


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.
03819 Aconitum columbianum  var. columbianum   "western monkshood" 1.4 mi. NE
03818 Anaphalis margaritacea      "western pearly everlasting" 1.4 mi. NE
05033 Angelica kingii      "King's angelica" 1 mi. N
03823 Asclepias speciosa      "showy milkweed" 1.4 mi. NE
01778 Cardamine cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf bittercress" same section
12819 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" same section
01770 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" same section
05009 Draba brachystylis      "shortstyle whitlow-cress" 1 mi. N
03817 Epilobium ciliatum      "fringed willowherb" 1.4 mi. NE
05026 Erigeron arenarioides      "sand fleabane" 1 mi. N
05034 Erigeron speciosus      "aspen fleabane" 1 mi. N
12820 Erysimum repandum      "spreading wallflower" same section
05036 Eucephalus elegans      "elegant aster" 1 mi. N
03828 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1.4 mi. NE
12818 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" same section
01777 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" same section
05016 Helianthus nuttallii      "Nuttall's sunflower" 1 mi. N
05030 Herrickia glauca      "grey aster" 1 mi. N
05012 Heuchera rubescens  var. rubescens   "pink alumroot" 1 mi. N
05028 Juncus tenuis      "poverty rush" 1 mi. N
05013 Linanthus watsonii      "Watson's prickly phlox" 1 mi. N
03829 Machaeranthera canescens  var. monticola   "mountain gray tansy aster" 1.4 mi. NE
01779 Mahonia repens      "Oregongrape" same section
01767 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" same section
05027 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" 1 mi. N
05011 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" 1 mi. N
05010 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" 1 mi. N
02840 Polemonium foliosissimum  var. alpinum   "alpine Jacob's-ladder" 1 mi. S
03081 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" 1.4 mi. NE
03820 Solidago lepida  var. salebrosa   "rough Canada goldenrod" 1.4 mi. NE
06826 Swertia radiata      "elkweed" 1 mi. N
05035 Symphyotrichum ascendens      "western aster" 1 mi. N
06827 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" 1 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Forest Lake (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. E 8511  Brighton 
Shaffer Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. NW   Brighton 
Bay State Tunnel (Mine) Utah County, UT 1 mi. N 7825  Brighton 
Dutchman Guard Station (Locale) Utah County, UT 1 mi. N 7573  Brighton 
Dutchman Mine (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. N 7602  Brighton 
Mary Ellen Gulch (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. NW   Dromedary Peak 
Baker Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. N   Brighton 
Miller Hill Tunnel (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. N 7648  Brighton 
Graveyard Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. W 7556  Brighton 
Texan Tunnel (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 8698  Brighton 
Dry Fork (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N   Brighton 
Mill Canyon Peak (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 10270  Aspen Grove 
Pacific Mine (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. N 7769  Brighton 
Sandy Baker Pass (Gap) Wasatch County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 8734  Brighton 
Rock Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 9492  Aspen Grove 
Mountain Dell Mine (Mine) Utah County, UT 2 mi. N 8475  Brighton 
Major Evans Gulch (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. W   Dromedary Peak 
Pole Line Pass (Gap) Wasatch County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 8941  Brighton 
Porcupine Gulch (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. W   Dromedary Peak 
Midwest Tunnel (Mine) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. N 9607  Brighton 


Taxon Links for species Hydrophyllum capitatum  Douglas ex Benth.

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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