Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04415 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Penstemon comarrhenus A. Gray
Common name   dusty beardtongue
Donna M. Barnes   s.n.  
Coll. Date 11 July 2000 
United States
Sevier County
Locality [Pavant Range], cattle trail up Rock Canyon, near Maple Grove Campground.
Habitat Notes juniper, mountain mahogany community; dry clay soil. 
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 39° 0'  40" N, 112° 5'  46" W
Township Range T21S, R2.5W, Sec. 1  
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):

     Penstemon comarrhenus Gray

Common Name(s): dusty beardtongue, dusty penstemon.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=33854, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Scrophulariales
                                Family: Scrophulariaceae
                                    Genus: Penstemon
                                        Species: Penstemon comarrhenus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04415s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 06722s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08970s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10905s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13633s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09077 Achnatherum hymenoides      "Indian ricegrass" 2.3 mi. S
08292 Aliciella triodon      "coyote gilia" 17.6 mi. S
08291 Alyssum desertorum      "desert madwort" 17.6 mi. S
13133 Angelica pinnata      "small-leaf angelica" 35.9 mi. N
12831 Astragalus calycosus  var. calycosus   "Torrey's milkvetch" 43.9 mi. N
09066 Astragalus megacarpus  var. parryi   "Parry's bladderpod milkvetch" 3.5 mi. S
00384 Astragalus oophorus  var. caulescens   "pallid egg milkvetch" 43.7 mi. N
09078 Astragalus piutensis      "Marysvale milkvetch" 2.3 mi. S
08294 Atriplex confertifolia      "shadscale saltbush" 17.6 mi. S
01226 Atriplex confertifolia      "shadscale saltbush" 56 mi. S
09071 Boechera holboellii  var. pinetorum  2.3 mi. S
09076 Bromus inermis      "smooth brome" 2.3 mi. S
06839 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" 2306 ft. NE
06842 Ceanothus martinii      "Martin's ceanothus" 2306 ft. NE
12833 Chaenactis douglasii  var. douglasii   "Douglas' dusty-maiden" 43.9 mi. N
08290 Chorispora tenella      "crossflower" 17.6 mi. S
05298 Cirsium subniveum      "snowy thistle" 18.7 mi. S
13225 Cirsium wheeleri      "Wheeler's thistle" 3.5 mi. S
09107 Cirsium wheeleri      "Wheeler's thistle" 3.5 mi. S
12830 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" 43.9 mi. N
08299 Cryptantha recurvata      "curved-nut forget-me-not" 17.6 mi. S
09075 Dactylis glomerata      "orchard grass" 2.3 mi. S
08296 Descurainia incisa  var. filipes  17.6 mi. S
08298 Draba cuneifolia  var. cuneifolia   "wedge-leaf whitlow-cress" 17.6 mi. S
04920 Erigeron caespitosus      "western shaggy fleabane" 29.6 mi. S
06843 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" 2306 ft. NE
09073 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" 2.3 mi. S
02363 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" 32.7 mi. S
06733 Erigeron filifolius      "Eaton's fleabane" 28.7 mi. S
12828 Eriogonum cernuum  var. cernuum   "nodding wild buckwheat" 43.9 mi. N
12829 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. ovalifolium   "cushion wild buckwheat" 43.9 mi. N
08289 Eriogonum shockleyi      "Shockley's wild buckwheat" 17.6 mi. S
12834 Eriogonum shockleyi      "Shockley's wild buckwheat" 43.9 mi. N
08297 Gilia ophthalmoides      "eyed gilia" 17.6 mi. S
08288 Halogeton glomeratus      "saltlover" 17.6 mi. S
06838 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" 2306 ft. NE
01225 Hilaria jamesii      "James' galleta" 56 mi. S
08293 Lappula occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western stickseed" 17.6 mi. S
12832 Linanthus pungens      "granite prickly phlox" 43.9 mi. N
09070 Linum kingii      "King's flax" 3.2 mi. S
09068 Lomatium graveolens  var. graveolens   "King's biscuitroot" 3.2 mi. S
09065 Machaeranthera canescens  var. canescens   "gray tansy aster" 3.5 mi. S
09069 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 3.2 mi. S
09080 Oenothera cespitosa  var. cespitosa   "tufted evening primrose" 2.3 mi. S
12835 Oenothera cespitosa  var. crinita   "tufted evening primrose" 43.9 mi. N
09079 Penstemon eatonii  var. eatonii  2.3 mi. S
09067 Penstemon longiflorus      "long-flowered beardtongue" 3.2 mi. S
09064 Penstemon longiflorus      "long-flowered beardtongue" 3.5 mi. S
10906 Penstemon watsonii      "Watson's beardtongue" 32.2 mi. S
06840 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 2306 ft. NE
06841 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" 2306 ft. NE
12827 Purshia mexicana      "Mexico cliffrose" 43.9 mi. N
08295 Rhus aromatica  var. simplicifolia   "skunkbush sumac" 17.6 mi. S
12837 Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia      "gooseberry-leaf globemallow" 43.9 mi. N
09074 Taraxacum officinale      "common dandelion" 2.3 mi. S
05299 Tetradymia glabrata      "little-leaf horsebrush" 18.7 mi. S
12836 Verbena bracteata      "bigbract verbena" 43.9 mi. N
09072 Viola canadensis      "Canadian white violet" 2.3 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Maple Grove (Populated Place) Millard County, UT 1659 ft. NE 6769  Scipio Lake 
Left Fork Rock Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 1759 ft. SW   Scipio Lake 
Maple Grove Campground (Locale) Millard County, UT 2368 ft. NE 6555  Scipio Lake 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 2859 ft. E   Scipio Lake 
Cedar Spring (Spring) Millard County, UT 0.8 mi. W 8393  Scipio Lake 
Dry Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 1 mi. N   Scipio Lake 
Pharo Ridge (Ridge) Millard County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 8662  Scipio Lake 
Willow Creek Ridge (Ridge) Millard County, UT 1.7 mi. S 8462  Beehive Peak 
Pharo Creek (Stream) Millard County, UT 1.8 mi. NE   Mount Catherine 
Pharo Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 1.8 mi. NE   Mount Catherine 
Robins Lake (Lake) Millard County, UT 2 mi. NW 8914  Scipio Lake 
Willow Creek Spring (Spring) Millard County, UT 2.3 mi. S 7776  Beehive Peak 
Robins Valley (Basin) Millard County, UT 2.2 mi. NW 8990  Scipio Lake 
Willow Creek Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 2.3 mi. SE   Beehive Peak 
Herbert Ranch (Locale) Millard County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 6421  Beehive Peak 
Pioneer Administrative Site (Locale) Millard County, UT 2.2 mi. W 9124  Coffee Peak 
Spring Branch Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Coffee Peak 
Willow Creek (Stream) Millard County, UT 2.8 mi. NE   Beehive Peak 
Jacks Peak (Summit) Millard County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 9817  Mount Catherine 
Willow Creek Peak (Summit) Millard County, UT 3 mi. SW 9643  Mount Catherine 


Taxon Links for species Penstemon comarrhenus  A. Gray

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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