Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01470 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mertensia brevistyla S. Watson
Common name   Wasatch bluebells
M. Morriss   s.n.  
Coll. Date 27 June 1995 
United States
Locality American Fork Canyon.
Habitat Notes mostly from SE facing slopes, thick vegetation on rocky slopes. 
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° 27'  21" N, 111° 46'  3" W
Township Range T4S, R2E, Sec. 19  
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 brevistyla S. Wats.

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

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31676, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 01470s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 00831s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01635s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02852s2.jpg 
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specimen image: 03777s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07741s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11328s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13644s1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01467 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" same section
00476 Agoseris glauca  var. glauca   "mountain dandelion" 2 mi. N
01469 Allium acuminatum      "taper-tip wild onion" same section
01477 Arnica cordifolia      "heart-leaf arnica" same section
01464 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" same section
01465 Geum macrophyllum      "large-leaf avens" same section
01471 Hackelia patens  var. harrisonii   "Harrison's stickseed" same section
01474 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" same section
01468 Medicago lupulina      "black medick" same section
01475 Penstemon platyphyllus      "broad-leaf beardtongue" same section
01476 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" same section
01479 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" same section
01473 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" same section
01472 Sedum debile      "orpine stonecrop" same section
18118 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" 1.1 mi. N
01466 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" same section
01478 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" same section
14945 Zigadenus       "deathcamas" 1.1 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Alpine School (School) Utah County, UT 804 ft. W 4987  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2009 ft. SE 5020  Lehi 
Highland (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 2272 ft. S 4994  Lehi 
Alpine Fort (Locale) Utah County, UT 2314 ft. W 4967  Lehi 
Alpine Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 2501 ft. NW 5043  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2696 ft. W 4964  Lehi 
Alpine (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. W 4951  Lehi 
Fort Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. W   Draper 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. SW 4961  Lehi 
Preston Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. SE   Timpanogos Cave 
Smooth Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SE   Timpanogos Cave 
Big Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. N   Lehi 
Willow Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1 mi. E   Timpanogos Cave 
American Fork Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. SE   Dromedary Peak 
Nielson Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. S 5023  Lehi 
Wadsworth Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. NE   Timpanogos Cave 
Salt Lake City Aqueduct (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 4922  Lehi 
Fort Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. SW   Draper 
Dry Creek Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. N   Dromedary Peak 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. S 4961  Lehi 


Taxon Links for species Mertensia brevistyla  S. Watson

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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