Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02307 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ceanothus velutinus Douglas ex Hook.
Common name   snowbrush ceanothus
Ryan D. Huish   11  
   with Eric Huish
Coll. Date 26 September 1997 
United States
Utah County
Locality Big Baldy Mountain;
Habitat Notes spruce-fir community, grasses; windy peak. 
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° 22'  9" N, 111° 40'  23" W
Township Range T5S, R2E, Sec. 24  
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):

     Ceanothus velutinus Dougl. ex Hook.

Common Name(s): snowbrush ceanothus, snowbush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=28517, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rhamnales
                                Family: Rhamnaceae
                                    Genus: Ceanothus
                                        Species: Ceanothus velutinus


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.
15444 Artemisia       "sagebrush" 1.4 mi. E
13821 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. latiloba   "Louisiana wormwood" 1.7 mi. N
15254 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" 1.3 mi. E
14081 Brickellia californica      "California brickellbush" same section
15252 Brickellia californica      "California brickellbush" 1 mi. E
13822 Bromus carinatus      "California brome" 1.7 mi. N
15251 Cercocarpus ledifolius      "curl-leaf mountain mahogany" same section
03821 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" 1 mi. E
03822 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" 1 mi. E
15273 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" 1.4 mi. E
13825 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 1.7 mi. N
03858 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" 1 mi. E
04728 Eragrostis cilianensis      "stinkgrass" 2.2 mi. NE
03874 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. brevicaule   "short-stemmed wild buckwheat" 1 mi. E
02308 Eriogonum heracleoides      "parsnip-flowered wild buckwheat" same section
15445 Gutierrezia sarothrae      "common snakeweed" 1.4 mi. E
05512 Haplopappus macronema      "whitestem goldenbush" 2.2 mi. N
15255 Holodiscus dumosus      "mountainspray" 1 mi. E
01546 Hydrophyllum occidentale  var. watsonii  1.4 mi. SW
13817 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" 1.7 mi. N
13818 Lathyrus pauciflorus  var. utahensis   "Utah few-flowered pea" 1.7 mi. N
13816 Lupinus sericeus  var. sericeus   "silky lupine" 1.7 mi. N
01544 Mertensia ciliata      "mountain bluebells" 1.4 mi. SW
13831 Monolepis nuttalliana      "Nuttall's povertyweed" 1.7 mi. N
13820 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" 1.7 mi. N
13819 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" 1.7 mi. N
13827 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.7 mi. N
03860 Penstemon sepalulus      "littlecup beardtongue" 1 mi. E
13828 Phacelia hastata  var. alpina   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" 1.7 mi. N
01545 Physaria acutifolia  var. acutifolia   "sharpleaf twinpod" 1.4 mi. SW
13823 Poa bulbosa      "bulbous bluegrass" 1.7 mi. N
15269 Rhus trilobata      "skunkbush sumac" 1.4 mi. E
15256 Sambucus cerulea     1.3 mi. E
03857 Sedum lanceolatum      "spearleaf stonecrop" 1 mi. E
08014 Toxicodendron rydbergii      "western poison ivy" 1.4 mi. E
13826 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" 1.7 mi. N
13829 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" 1.7 mi. N
14080 Zauschneria latifolia     same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
North Fork Battle Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2321 ft. W   Timpanogos Cave 
Big Baldy (Summit) Utah County, UT 2412 ft. SE 8616  Orem 
Indian Trail (Trail) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 7376  Orem 
Little Baldy (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 7546  Orem 
Battle Creek Debris Basin Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. W 5227  Orem 
Battle Creek Debris Basin Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. W 5227  Orem 
Squaw Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2 mi. SW   Orem 
Mount Timpanogos (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. NE 11497  Timpanogos Cave 
Sumac Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. S   Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. S 5059  Orem 
Orem Bench Wildlife Management Area (Park) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 5929  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. W 4948  Orem 
Timpanogos Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 10174  Timpanogos Cave 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 4813  Orem 
Emerald Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 10401  Timpanogos Cave 
Grove Creek Debris Basin Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. W 5036  Orem 
Grove Creek Debris Basin Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. W 5036  Orem 
Emerald Lake Shelter (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 10388  Timpanogos Cave 
Dry Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. S   Orem 
Mount Timpanogos Wilderness (Reserve) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. E 10913  Timpanogos Cave 


Taxon Links for species Ceanothus velutinus  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

Google Images

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