Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00702 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Dodecatheon pulchellum (Raf.) Merr.
Infraspecific    var. pulchellum 
Common name   darkthroat shootingstar
R. Collins   1465  
Coll. Date 07 June 1989 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, north fork Coal Wash in and around seeps and washes.
     Elev.: 6000 ft. (1829 m.)
Habitat Notes soils derived from Navajo Sandstone. 
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 38° 57'  37" N, 110° 50'  34" W
Township Range T21S, R10E, Sec. 30  
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):

     Dodecatheon pulchellum ssp. pulchellum (Raf.) Merr.

     Dodecatheon pauciflorum Greene
     Dodecatheon pauciflorum var. salinum (A. Nels.) R. Knuth
     Dodecatheon pauciflorum var. watsonii (Tidestrom) C.L. Hitchc.
     Dodecatheon pulchellum ssp. pauciflorum (Greene) HultÚn
     Dodecatheon pulchellum var. watsonii (Tidestrom) Boivin
     Dodecatheon pulchellum var. watsonii (Tidestrom) C.L. Hitchc.
     Dodecatheon pulchellum var. watsonii (Tidestrom) Reveal
     Dodecatheon pulchellum var. zionense (Eastw.) Welsh
     Dodecatheon radicatum Greene
     Dodecatheon radicatum ssp. watsonii (Tidestrom) H.J. Thompson
     Dodecatheon salinum A. Nels.
     Dodecatheon zionense Eastw.

Common Name(s): darkthroat shootingstar.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23946, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Primulales
                                Family: Primulaceae
                                    Genus: Dodecatheon
                                        Species: Dodecatheon pulchellum
                                            Subspecies: Dodecatheon pulchellum ssp. pulchellum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 00702s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02900s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03698s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05795s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09545s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10762s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15873s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15873c1.jpg 
specimen image: 15873b1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00704 Linum subteres      "sprucemont flax" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cactus Flats (Flat) Emery County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 6441  The Blocks 
Cow Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. W   The Blocks 
Joe and His Dog (Summit) Emery County, UT 1.3 mi. E 6519  The Blocks 
Golden Gate (Summit) Emery County, UT 1.7 mi. S 6211  The Blocks 
Devils Monument (Pillar) Emery County, UT 1.8 mi. E 6697  The Blocks 
Bullock Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 2 mi. SW   The Blocks 
Swaseys Arch (Arch) Emery County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 6349  The Blocks 
The Blocks (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. S 6447  The Blocks 
South Fork Coal Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. NW   San Rafael Knob 
North Fork Coal Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. NW   The Blocks 
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 3.5 mi. W 6047  Sid And Charley 
The Drips (Spring) Emery County, UT 4.8 mi. NW 5640  Horn Silver Gulch 
Obscure Arch (Arch) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. E 128  The Blocks 
Chimney Rock (Pillar) Emery County, UT 5.6 mi. S 7261  The Blocks 
Yellow Seep (Spring) Emery County, UT 5.5 mi. N 5729  Horn Silver Gulch 


Taxon Links for species Dodecatheon pulchellum  (Raf.) Merr.

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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