Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06566 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ceanothus velutinus Douglas ex Hook.
Common name   snowbrush ceanothus
James G. Harris   2529  
Coll. Date 10 July 1993 
United States
Summit County
Locality Uinta Mountains, ca. 5 km below Provo River Falls.
     Elev.: 8676 ft. (2645 m.)
Habitat Notes spruce-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° 37'  3" N, 110° 57'  49" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Ceanothus velutinus Dougl. ex Hook.

Common Name(s): snowbrush ceanothus, snowbush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=28517, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rhamnales
                                Family: Rhamnaceae
                                    Genus: Ceanothus
                                        Species: Ceanothus velutinus


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.
02938 Aconitum columbianum  var. columbianum   "western monkshood" 1.2 mi. NW
09532 Allium brevistylum      "short-styled wild onion" 1962 ft. N
14766 Artemisia tridentata  var. vaseyana   "Vasey's big sagebrush" same section
14512 Artemisia tridentata  var. vaseyana   "Vasey's big sagebrush" same section
14763 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 126 ft. N
14427 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 917 ft. N
15272 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 674 ft. N
08988 Calystegia sepium      "hedge false bindweed" same section
09530 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" 1962 ft. N
14429 Ceanothus velutinus      "snowbrush ceanothus" 1.3 mi. S
08989 Chenopodium humile      "marshland goosefoot" same section
14756 Chimaphila umbellata      "pipsissewa" 2413 ft. N
18033 Dasiphora fruticosa     same section
07924 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" 1.3 mi. SW
08990 Ledum glandulosum      "western Labrador tea" same section
14759 Ledum glandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 2413 ft. N
14420 Ledum glandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 2460 ft. N
15952 Nuphar polysepala     2.1 mi. N
15951 Nuphar polysepala     2.1 mi. N
15782 Nuphar polysepala     2.1 mi. N
02939 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" 1.2 mi. NW
14433 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1.3 mi. S
02289 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" 1095 ft. E
14432 Pseudotsuga menziesii      "Douglas-fir" 1.3 mi. S
14423 Pyrola asarifolia      "liverleaf wintergreen" 2460 ft. N
14425 Pyrola secunda     2460 ft. N
18032 Ribes viscosissimum      "sticky currant" 2054 ft. S
14426 Ribes viscosissimum  var. viscosissimum  917 ft. N
15218 Salix       "willow" 2.3 mi. N
17887 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1082 ft. N
18031 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" 2054 ft. S
08991 Salix geyeriana  var. geyeriana  same section
14762 Salix lucida      "shining willow" 126 ft. N
02287 Salix lucida  subsp. caudata   "greenleaf willow" 1.7 mi. N
17886 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1082 ft. N
14757 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" 2413 ft. N
10914 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" 1.3 mi. S
14430 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" 1.3 mi. S
17888 Vaccinium caespitosum     1082 ft. N
14421 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 2460 ft. N
14758 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 2413 ft. N
14765 Vaccinium membranaceum      "thinleaf huckleberry" 126 ft. N
14424 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 2460 ft. N
18029 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 2054 ft. S
14764 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 126 ft. N
18030 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 2054 ft. S
14428 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 917 ft. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Smooth Rock Falls (Falls) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. S 8501  Iron Mine Mountain 
Alexander Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 9344  Iron Mine Mountain 
Cobble Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 1.2 mi. S   Iron Mine Mountain 
Duchesne Tunnel (Tunnel) Wasatch County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 10086  Iron Mine Mountain 
Slate Gorge (Valley) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. NE   Mirror Lake 
Spectacle Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. NW 9754  Mirror Lake 
Buckeye Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. N 9686  Mirror Lake 
Slate Gorge Overlook (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 9013  Mirror Lake 
Cobblerest Campground (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1.7 mi. S 8291  Iron Mine Mountain 
Lambert Meadow (Flat) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. W 9528  Iron Mine Mountain 
Trident Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.2 mi. N 9810  Mirror Lake 
Blue Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.2 mi. N 9991  Mirror Lake 
Beth Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.4 mi. N 9781  Mirror Lake 
Upper Provo Bridge Picnic Area (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 9210  Mirror Lake 
Broadhead Lake (Lake) Wasatch County, UT 1.9 mi. E 9945  Iron Mine Mountain 
Haystack Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.7 mi. N 9945  Mirror Lake 
Duchesne Monument (Pillar) Summit County, UT 2.4 mi. SW 8160  Iron Mine Mountain 
West Portal (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.4 mi. SW 8157  Iron Mine Mountain 
Shallow Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.9 mi. N 9794  Mirror Lake 
Azure Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.9 mi. N 10145  Mirror Lake 


Taxon Links for species Ceanothus velutinus  Douglas ex 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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