Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04543 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Polemonium pulcherrimum Hook.
Common name   Jacob's-ladder
Donna M. Barnes   441  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren, D. Carter
Coll. Date 25 July 2000 
United States
San Juan County
Locality Elk Ridge road, N of Abajo Peak, [Abajo Mountains, N of Abajo Peak, along Abajo Loop Road (FR 079)];
     Elev.: 10110 ft. (3082 m.)
Habitat Notes conifer-aspen forest. 
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 37° 51'  N, 109° 28'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Polemonium pulcherrimum Hook.

Common Name(s): Jacob's-ladder, pretty Jacob's-ladder, skunkleaf polemonium.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31023, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Polemoniaceae
                                    Genus: Polemonium
                                        Species: Polemonium pulcherrimum


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.
04583 Agoseris aurantiaca  var. aurantiaca   "orange agoseris" same section
04483 Agoseris glauca  var. dasycephala   "short mountain dandelion" same section
04518 Alnus incana  subsp. rugosa   "speckled alder" same section
04488 Carex bella      "southwestern showy sedge" 1.2 mi. S
04484 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" same section
04500 Cirsium calcareum      "Cainville thistle" same section
04546 Conioselinum scopulorum      "Rocky Mountain hemlock parsley" same section
04608 Draba spectabilis      "showy whitlow-cress" same section
04504 Draba spectabilis      "showy whitlow-cress" 1.2 mi. S
04486 Elymus elymoides  subsp. californicus   "California squirreltail" 1.2 mi. S
04487 Elymus smithii      "western wheatgrass" 1.2 mi. S
04621 Epilobium hornemannii  var. hornemannii   "Hornemann's willowherb" 1.2 mi. S
04498 Erigeron eximius      "spruce-fir fleabane" 1.2 mi. S
13152 Erigeron subtrinervis      "three-nerved fleabane" 1.2 mi. S
04618 Gentianella heterosepala      "northern dwarf-gentian" 1.2 mi. S
04502 Gentianella heterosepala      "northern dwarf-gentian" 1.2 mi. S
04514 Lupinus argenteus  var. fulvomaculatus   "spotted silvery lupine" 1.2 mi. S
04515 Lupinus argenteus  var. fulvomaculatus   "spotted silvery lupine" 1.2 mi. S
04485 Luzula parviflora      "smallflowered woodrush" 1.2 mi. S
04585 Lychnis drummondii     same section
04582 Mimulus tilingii      "Tiling's monkeyflower" 1.2 mi. S
04496 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" same section
04620 Moneses uniflora      "single delight" 1.2 mi. S
04584 Oenothera longissima      "longstem evening primrose" same section
04607 Orthilia secunda      "sidebells wintergreen" same section
04509 Pedicularis racemosa  var. alba   "sickle-top lousewort" 1.2 mi. S
04499 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" 1.2 mi. S
04511 Polygonum douglasii  var. douglasii  1.2 mi. S
04512 Potentilla gracilis  var. pulcherrima   "beautiful cinquefoil" same section
04606 Ribes wolfii      "Wolf's currant" same section
04501 Rorippa sinuata      "spreading yellowcress" same section
04506 Sambucus racemosa      "red elderberry" 1.2 mi. S
04510 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1.2 mi. S
04505 Senecio eremophilus      "desert ragwort" 1.2 mi. S
04508 Senecio serra  var. admirabilis   "tall ragwort" 1.2 mi. S
04587 Solidago sparsiflora      "three-nerved goldenrod" same section
04588 Stellaria umbellata      "umbrella starwort" 1.2 mi. S
04610 Trautvetteria caroliniensis      "Carolina bugbane" same section
04609 Trautvetteria caroliniensis      "Carolina bugbane" same section
04619 Veronica serpyllifolia      "thymeleaf speedwell" 1.2 mi. S
04513 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" same section
04605 Viguiera multiflora      "showy goldeneye" same section
04544 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 Creek Pass (Gap) San Juan County, UT 1802 ft. SW 10279  Abajo Peak 
Cooley Pass (Gap) San Juan County, UT 0.7 mi. S 10755  Abajo Peak 
Abajo Peak (Summit) San Juan County, UT 0.8 mi. S 11296  Abajo Peak 
Horsehead Peak (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1 mi. N 11175  Abajo Peak 
Gold Queen Mine (Mine) San Juan County, UT 1.3 mi. S 10886  Abajo Peak 
Jackson Ridge (Ridge) San Juan County, UT 1.2 mi. SW 11136  Abajo Peak 
Buckboard Flat (Flat) San Juan County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 8934  Abajo Peak 
North Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 1.8 mi. NE   Abajo Peak 
Twin Peaks (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1.6 mi. W 10945  Abajo Peak 
Dickson Pass (Gap) San Juan County, UT 2 mi. S 10437  Abajo Peak 
Blue Mountain Ski Area (Locale) San Juan County, UT 1.8 mi. E 9101  Abajo Peak 
Baker Guard Station (Locale) San Juan County, UT 2 mi. NE 9111  Abajo Peak 
Taylor Spring (Spring) San Juan County, UT 2.2 mi. N 8793  Monticello Lake 
Dream Mine (Mine) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. S 9459  Abajo Peak 
North Peak (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.2 mi. NW 10791  Abajo Peak 
Buckboard Campground (Locale) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. N 8718  Monticello Lake 
Prairie Dog Knoll (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. N 9873  Monticello Lake 
Cooley Gulch (Valley) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. SW   Abajo Peak 
Dream Mine (Mine) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 8517  Abajo Peak 
South Peak (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.7 mi. S 11103  Abajo Peak 


Taxon Links for species Polemonium pulcherrimum  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

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