Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00831 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mertensia brevistyla S. Watson
Common name   Wasatch bluebells
R. Collins   233  
Coll. Date 27 June 1979 
United States
Utah County
Locality up Fie Fork Trail, off Mt. Nebo Loop road.
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 39° 52'  38" N, 111° 40'  2" W
Township Range T11S, R2E, Sec. 11  
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: 00831s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00196s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01470s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01635s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02852s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02954s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03759s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03777s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07741s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11328s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13644s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13758s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11873 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" 2 mi. SE
00828 Astragalus convallarius      "lesser rushy milkvetch" same section
11877 Castilleja rhexiifolia  var. rhexiifolia   "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.1 mi. E
00830 Collomia linearis      "tiny trumpet" same section
11875 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" 2 mi. SE
00829 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" same section
00835 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" 1.4 mi. NE
11874 Penstemon strictus      "Rocky Mountain beardtongue" 2 mi. SE
11876 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" 1.1 mi. E
00542 Senecio serra  var. serra   "tall ragwort" 1.4 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Tie Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 768 ft. S   Payson Lakes 
Gentle Band Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. E 8212  Payson Lakes 
Gentle Band Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1 mi. E 8275  Payson Lakes 
Beer Bottle Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 8337  Nebo Basin 
Bear Trap Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. S 7546  Nebo Basin 
Twin Knolls (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. SW 9187  Nebo Basin 
Beaver Dam Overlook (Locale) Utah County, UT 2 mi. N 8622  Payson Lakes 
Left Fork Slab Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. S   Nebo Basin 
Slab Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. S   Nebo Basin 
Black Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. S   Nebo Basin 
Rock Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. N 8068  Payson Lakes 
Lizard Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. N 7966  Payson Lakes 
Holman Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. SE   Payson Lakes 
Red Rock Pasture (Flat) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. S 6713  Nebo Basin 
Kemo Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. W   Nebo Basin 
White Pine Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. W   Nebo Basin 
Buck Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. W   Nebo Basin 
Dry Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. W   Payson Lakes 
Blackhawk Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 7966  Payson Lakes 
Soap Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. E 7848  Payson Lakes 


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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:

Zooming out might reveal more collections in other states.

Note: Printing this page will show all information sequentially.   edit