Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06130 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Linum aristatum Engelm.
Common name   bristle flax
Donna M. Barnes   2139  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 17 May 2001 
Geography United States.  Utah.  Garfield County
Locality Highway 12, between Escelante & Boulder, switch-back ascending to Boulder. 
Habitat Notes slick rock, white sand wash. 
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° 44'  N, 111° 26'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Linum aristatum Engelm.

     Cathartolinum aristatum (Engelm.) Small
     Mesynium aristatum (Engelm.) W.A. Weber

Common Name(s): bristle flax.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=29231, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Linales
                                Family: Linaceae
                                    Genus: Linum
                                        Species: Linum aristatum


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.
07165 Asclepias tuberosa      "butterfly milkweed" 1.2 mi. N
06030 Asclepias tuberosa      "butterfly milkweed" same section
14394 Eriogonum leptocladon  var. papiliunculi   "butterfly wild buckwheat" 1 mi. NE
07166 Eriogonum leptocladon  var. papiliunculi   "butterfly wild buckwheat" 1.2 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Little Spencer Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 0.7 mi. W 5916  Tenmile Flat 
Phipps Arch (Arch) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. NE 5561  Calf Creek 
Maverick Bridge (Bridge) Garfield County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 5364  Calf Creek 
Escalante Natural Bridge (Bridge) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. N 5558  Calf Creek 
Calf Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. N   Calf Creek 
Phipps Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.9 mi. NE   Tenmile Flat 
Sand Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.2 mi. N   Jacobs Reservoir 
Big Spencer Flats (Flat) Garfield County, UT 3.1 mi. E 5742  Tenmile Flat 
Bowington Arch (Arch) Garfield County, UT 3.6 mi. NE 5407  Calf Creek 
Big Horn (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. S   Tenmile Flat 
Calf Creek Campground (Locale) Garfield County, UT 4.3 mi. N 5443  Calf Creek 
Calf Creek Recreation Area (Locale) Garfield County, UT 4.3 mi. N 5355  Calf Creek 
Sand Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.4 mi. N   Calf Creek 
Tenmile Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 4.4 mi. SW 5328  Tenmile Flat 
Bowington Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. N 5889  Calf Creek 
Garfield County (Civil) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. W 6004  Escalante 
Haymaker Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4.7 mi. N 5958  Calf Creek 
Cottonwood Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 5 mi. S   Carcass Canyon 
Alvey Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.6 mi. SW   Death Ridge 
Willow Patch Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 5.1 mi. N   Calf Creek 


Taxon Links for species Linum aristatum  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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