Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01795 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mertensia arizonica Greene
Common name   aspen bluebells
K. Cook   s.n.  
Coll. Date 26 June 1995 
Geography United States.  Utah.  Utah County
Locality along roadside on Alpine Loop road in American Fork Canyon. 
Elev.: 8200 ft. (2500 m.)
Habitat Notes sagebrush, pinyon-juniper, mountain brush, aspen, Douglas fir community. 
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° 28'  13" N, 111° 33'  34" W
Township Range T4S, R3E, Sec. 13  
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):

     Mertensia arizonica Greene

     Mertensia arizonica var. grahamii L.O. Williams
     Mertensia arizonica var. leonardii (Rydb.) I.M. Johnston
     Mertensia arizonica var. subnuda (J.F. Macbr.) L.O. Williams

Common Name(s): aspen bluebell, aspen bluebells.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31666, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Boraginaceae
                                    Genus: Mertensia
                                        Species: Mertensia arizonica


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.
01633 Allium acuminatum      "tapertip wild onion" 1 mi. S
02016 Aquilegia flavescens  var. flavescens   "yellow columbine" same section
07535 Aquilegia flavescens  var. flavescens   "yellow columbine" 1.5 mi. S
15342 Betula       "birch" 1.4 mi. SE
01632 Calochortus nuttallii      "sego lily" 1 mi. S
05184 Carex athrostachya      "slenderbeak sedge" 1.5 mi. S
01631 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" 1 mi. S
08015 Chara       "stonewort" 1.5 mi. S
01628 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 1.4 mi. SE
07534 Deschampsia elongata      "slender hairgrass" 1.5 mi. S
05188 Eleocharis palustris      "common spikerush" 1.5 mi. S
05200 Epilobium brachycarpum      "tall annual willowherb" 1.5 mi. S
01629 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" 1.4 mi. SE
05185 Galium trifidum      "three-petaled bedstraw" 1.5 mi. S
05198 Mimulus tilingii      "Tiling's monkeyflower" 1.5 mi. S
02762 Montia perfoliata  var. perfoliata   "Miners-lettuce" 2 mi. N
07536 Nasturtium officinale      "watercress" 1.5 mi. S
01630 Onobrychis viciifolia      "sainfoin" 1 mi. S
01627 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.4 mi. SE
01634 Phacelia linearis      "thread-leaf scorpionweed" 1 mi. S
05199 Ranunculus gmelinii     1.5 mi. S
07537 Silene menziesii      "Menzies' campion" 1.5 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
The Cove (Basin) Wasatch County, UT 2456 ft. SE 6608  Aspen Grove 
Cascade Springs (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 6300  Aspen Grove 
Thomas Canyon (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 0.8 mi. SE   Aspen Grove 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. SE   Aspen Grove 
Tooth Spring (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 1.5 mi. SW 7261  Aspen Grove 
Rock Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. NW 9492  Aspen Grove 
Mill Canyon Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. W 8281  Aspen Grove 
Mill Canyon Peak (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 2 mi. N 10270  Aspen Grove 
Decker Spring (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 1.7 mi. E 6139  Aspen Grove 
Red Pine Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2.4 mi. NE   Brighton 
Deer Creek Campground (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 2.6 mi. NE 7235  Brighton 
South Fork Deer Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2.9 mi. S   Aspen Grove 
Lundeen Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2.7 mi. NE   Brighton 
Big Spring (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 3.1 mi. N 7776  Brighton 
Wasatch Mountain State Park (Park) Wasatch County, UT 2.6 mi. E 5988  Aspen Grove 
Forest Lake (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. N 8511  Brighton 
Pot Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 3.4 mi. N   Brighton 
Sandy Baker Pass (Gap) Wasatch County, UT 3.7 mi. N 8734  Brighton 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.9 mi. E   Aspen Grove 
Middle Mountain (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 3.8 mi. N 8127  Brighton 


Taxon Links for species Mertensia arizonica  Greene

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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