Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06826 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Swertia radiata (Kellogg) Kuntze
Common name   elkweed
Donna M. Barnes   2290  
Coll. Date 06 June 2002 
United States
Utah County
Locality American Fork Canyon, north fork, Mill Canyon road, ca 1/4 m past jeep trail to Forest Lake.
     Elev.: 7600 ft. (2317 m.)
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° 31'  42" N, 111° 35'  50" W
Township Range T3S, R3E, Sec. 27  
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):

     Frasera speciosa Dougl. ex Griseb.

     Frasera angustifolia (Rydb.) Rydb.
     Frasera macrophylla Greene
     Frasera speciosa var. angustifolia Rydb.
     Frasera speciosa var. stenosepala Rydb.
     Frasera stenosepala (Rydb.) Rydb.
     Swertia radiata (Kellogg) Kuntze
     Swertia radiata var. macrophylla (Greene) St. John
     Tesseranthium angustifolium (Rydb.) Rydb.
     Tesseranthium macrophyllum (Greene) Rydb.
     Tesseranthium radiatum Kellogg

Common Name(s): deer ears, elkweed, green gentian, monument plant, monument-plant, showy frasera.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502660, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Gentianales
                                Family: Gentianaceae
                                    Genus: Frasera
                                        Species: Frasera speciosa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06826s1.jpg

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.
03819 Aconitum columbianum  var. columbianum   "western monkshood" 1 mi. E
03818 Anaphalis margaritacea      "western pearly everlasting" 1 mi. E
12811 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" 2669 ft. N
05033 Angelica kingii      "King's angelica" same section
03823 Asclepias speciosa      "showy milkweed" 1 mi. E
12813 Cardamine cordifolia      "heart-leaf bittercress" 2669 ft. N
01778 Cardamine cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf bittercress" 1 mi. S
12816 Carex hoodii      "Hood's sedge" 2669 ft. N
12819 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 2761 ft. W
12807 Cerastium fontanum      "common mouse-ear chickweed" 2669 ft. N
12805 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" 2669 ft. N
01770 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 1 mi. S
05009 Draba brachystylis      "shortstyle whitlow-cress" same section
03817 Epilobium ciliatum      "fringed willowherb" 1 mi. E
05026 Erigeron arenarioides      "sand fleabane" same section
05034 Erigeron speciosus      "aspen fleabane" same section
12820 Erysimum repandum      "spreading wallflower" 2761 ft. W
05036 Eucephalus elegans      "elegant aster" same section
03828 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1 mi. E
12818 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" 2761 ft. W
12810 Fragaria virginiana  var. glauca   "mountain strawberry" 2669 ft. N
01777 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" 1 mi. S
05016 Helianthus nuttallii      "Nuttall's sunflower" same section
05030 Herrickia glauca      "grey aster" same section
05012 Heuchera rubescens  var. rubescens   "pink alumroot" same section
01769 Hydrophyllum capitatum  var. capitatum   "purple cat's breeches" 1 mi. S
05028 Juncus tenuis      "poverty rush" same section
12806 Lepidium densiflorum  var. ramosum   "common peppercress" 2669 ft. N
05013 Linanthus watsonii      "Watson's prickly phlox" same section
03829 Machaeranthera canescens  var. monticola   "mountain gray tansy aster" 1 mi. E
01779 Mahonia repens      "Oregongrape" 1 mi. S
12817 Mertensia arizonica      "aspen bluebells" 2669 ft. N
01767 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" 1 mi. S
01753 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" 1 mi. N
05027 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" same section
05011 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" same section
12808 Penstemon leonardii  var. leonardii   "Leonard's beardtongue" 2669 ft. N
05010 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" same section
12809 Phacelia hastata  var. alpina   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" 2669 ft. N
12812 Ranunculus cardiophyllus      "heart-leaf buttercup" 2669 ft. N
01755 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" 1 mi. N
03081 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" 1 mi. E
12815 Smilacina stellata      "starry false Solomon's Seal" 2669 ft. N
03820 Solidago lepida  var. salebrosa   "rough Canada goldenrod" 1 mi. E
05035 Symphyotrichum ascendens      "western aster" same section
12814 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" 2669 ft. N
06827 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Baker Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 929 ft. NE   Brighton 
Bay State Tunnel (Mine) Utah County, UT 877 ft. E 7825  Brighton 
Dutchman Guard Station (Locale) Utah County, UT 1062 ft. W 7573  Brighton 
Dutchman Mine (Mine) Utah County, UT 1519 ft. W 7602  Brighton 
Miller Hill Tunnel (Mine) Utah County, UT 2280 ft. N 7648  Brighton 
Shaffer Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. SW   Brighton 
Dry Fork (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. N   Brighton 
Mary Ellen Gulch (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. SW   Dromedary Peak 
Pacific Mine (Mine) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. N 7769  Brighton 
Texan Tunnel (Mine) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 8698  Brighton 
Mountain Dell Mine (Mine) Utah County, UT 1 mi. N 8475  Brighton 
Forest Lake (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 8511  Brighton 
Graveyard Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 7556  Brighton 
Centennial Tunnel (Tunnel) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 8485  Brighton 
Midwest Tunnel (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NW 9607  Brighton 
Sandy Baker Pass (Gap) Wasatch County, UT 1.4 mi. E 8734  Brighton 
Pole Line Pass (Gap) Wasatch County, UT 1.4 mi. E 8941  Brighton 
Miller Hill (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 9863  Brighton 
Smuggler Tunnel (Tunnel) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. N 9167  Brighton 
Wyoming Tunnel (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. NW 10086  Brighton 


Taxon Links for species Swertia radiata  (Kellogg) Kuntze

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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