Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04950 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Stellaria obtusa Engelm.
Common name   Rocky Mountain chickweed
R. Van Buren   427  
Coll. Date 21 July 1992 
United States
Lincoln County
Locality Lander Cutoff Road, SW of Wyoming Highway 350, meadow along Spring Creek.
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 42° 28'  33" N, 110° 36'  49" W
Township Range T29N, R116W, Sec. 26  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
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):

     Stellaria obtusa Engelm.

     Alsine obtusa (Engelm.) Rose
     Alsine viridula Piper
     Alsine washingtoniana (B.L. Robins.) Heller
     Stellaria viridula (Piper) St. John
     Stellaria washingtoniana B.L. Robins.

Common Name(s): Rocky Mountain chickweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20190, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Caryophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Stellaria
                                        Species: Stellaria obtusa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04950s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05253s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04951 Cardamine breweri      "Brewer's bittercress" same section
04926 Carex aurea      "golden sedge" same section
04949 Cerastium fontanum      "common mouse-ear chickweed" same section
04875 Erigeron acris      "bitter fleabane" same section
04948 Gentianella amarella      "northern dwarf-gentian" same section
04925 Gentianopsis detonsa      "small fringed-gentian" same section
04947 Poa compressa      "Canada bluegrass" same section
04928 Sagina saginoides      "arctic pearlwort" same section
04927 Symphyotrichum lanceolatum  var. hesperium   "western willow aster" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Spring Creek (Stream) Lincoln County, WY 632 ft. S   Poison Meadows 
La Barge Creek (Stream) Lincoln County, WY 0.6 mi. NW   Poison Meadows 
Elizabeth Paul Grave (Cemetery) Lincoln County, WY 0.8 mi. W 8199  Graham Peak 
Cabin Creek (Stream) Lincoln County, WY 1 mi. SE   Graham Peak 
Road Creek (Stream) Lincoln County, WY 1 mi. SE   Mount Thompson 
Clear Creek (Stream) Lincoln County, WY 1.3 mi. NW   Graham Peak 
Witherspoon Creek (Stream) Lincoln County, WY 1.4 mi. SE   Mount Thompson 
Witherspoon Ridge (Ridge) Lincoln County, WY 1.4 mi. E 8498  Mount Thompson 
Nameless Creek (Stream) Lincoln County, WY 1.7 mi. SE   Mount Thompson 
Mount Thompson (Summit) Lincoln County, WY 1.7 mi. NE 9603  Mount Thompson 
Thompson Pass (Gap) Sublette County, WY 1.5 mi. E 8754  Mount Thompson 
Coyote Park (Park) Sublette County, WY 1.6 mi. E 8800  Mount Thompson 
Middle Fork South Piney Creek (Stream) Sublette County, WY 2.3 mi. NE   Wyoming Peak 
Coyote Park Creek (Stream) Lincoln County, WY 2.3 mi. SE   Mount Thompson 
North Fork South Piney Creek (Stream) Sublette County, WY 2.5 mi. NE   Wyoming Peak 
Dock Creek (Stream) Lincoln County, WY 2.7 mi. SW   Graham Peak 
Trail Creek (Stream) Lincoln County, WY 2.5 mi. NW   Poison Meadows 
Little Clear Creek (Stream) Lincoln County, WY 2.5 mi. NW   Graham Peak 
Mack Creek (Stream) Lincoln County, WY 3.3 mi. S   Graham Peak 
Deer Gulch (Valley) Sublette County, WY 2.9 mi. SE   Mount Thompson 


Taxon Links for species Stellaria obtusa  Engelm.

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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