Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01305 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Betula occidentalis Hook.
Common name   water birch
B. Davis   s.n.  
Coll. Date 08 October 1995 
United States
Utah County
Locality Bridal Veil Falls.
Habitat Notes mountain brush, riparian 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° 20'  24" N, 111° 38'  7" W
Township Range T5S, R3E, Sec. 32  
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):

     Betula occidentalis Hook.

     Betula beeniana A. Nels.
     Betula fontinalis Sarg.
     Betula occidentalis var. inopina (Jepson) C.L. Hitchc.
     Betula papyrifera ssp. occidentalis (Hook.) HultÚn
     Betula papyrifera var. occidentalis (Hook.) Sarg.

Common Name(s): water birch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19488, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Hamamelidae
                            Order: Fagales
                                Family: Betulaceae
                                    Genus: Betula
                                        Species: Betula occidentalis


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.
14009 Arabidopsis thaliana      "mouseear cress" same section
07237 Atriplex patula      "spear saltbush" same section
06822 Caltha leptosepala      "white marsh marigold" same section
01294 Celtis reticulata     1 mi. S
01306 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" same section
07238 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" same section
15371 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" 1.7 mi. SE
15310 Convolvulus arvensis      "field bindweed" 1.4 mi. SE
15372 Humulus lupulus      "common hop" 1.7 mi. SE
01546 Hydrophyllum occidentale  var. watsonii  1.4 mi. NE
01874 Linaria dalmatica      "Dalmatian toadflax" 1.2 mi. S
01544 Mertensia ciliata      "mountain bluebells" 1.4 mi. NE
14436 Perityle stansburyi      "Stansbury's rockdaisy" 1.6 mi. SE
01545 Physaria acutifolia  var. acutifolia   "sharpleaf twinpod" 1.4 mi. NE
01307 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" same section
01872 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" 1.2 mi. S
01873 Sambucus caerulea     1.2 mi. S
14008 Sanguisorba minor      "small burnet" same section
08782 Setaria pumila  subsp. pumila   "yellow bristle grass" 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
Union Aqueduct (Canal) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. S 5158  Orem 
Wicks (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. S 4928  Orem 
Orem Bench Wildlife Management Area (Park) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. W 5929  Orem 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S   Bridal Veil Falls 
Alta Aqueduct (Canal) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 5581  Orem 
Springdell (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SE 4974  Bridal Veil Falls 
Canyon Glen Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 5004  Bridal Veil Falls 
Rotary Park (Park) Utah County, UT 1 mi. E 5404  Bridal Veil Falls 
Rotary Park Picnic Area (Park) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 5043  Bridal Veil Falls 
Canyon Glen (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 5049  Bridal Veil Falls 
Christmas City (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 4902  Orem 
Little Baldy (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. N 7546  Orem 
Nunns (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. E 5154  Bridal Veil Falls 
Lost Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. E   Bridal Veil Falls 
Indian Trail (Trail) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. N 7376  Orem 
Olmstead (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 4856  Orem 
Timpanogos Glacier (Glacier) Utah County, UT 2 mi. N 10220  Bridal Veil Falls 
Bridal Veil Falls Sky Ride (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. E 5499  Bridal Veil Falls 
Bridal Veil Falls (Falls) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. E 5948  Bridal Veil Falls 
Provo Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SW   Aspen Grove 


Taxon Links for species Betula occidentalis  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

Google Images

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