Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08077 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eritrichium nanum (Vill.) Schrad. ex Gaudin
Common name   arctic alpine forget-me-not
J.G. Harris   3239  
   with D.V. Axford
Coll. Date 09 August 2002 
United States
Lake County
Locality Mosquito Range, Weston Pass;
     Elev.: 12038 ft. (3670 m.)
Habitat Notes alpine tundra, limestone slope. 
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° 7'  46" N, 106° 11'  5" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Eritrichium nanum (Vill.) Schrad. ex Gaudin

Common Name(s): arctic alpine forget me not, arctic alpine forget-me-not.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31904, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Boraginaceae
                                    Genus: Eritrichium
                                        Species: Eritrichium nanum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08077s2.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08842 Braya humilis  subsp. humilis   "low northern rockcress" same section
08093 Calamagrostis purpurascens      "purple reedgrass" same section
08082 Castilleja occidentalis      "western yellow paintbrush" same section
08080 Draba aurea      "golden whitlow-cress" same section
08081 Draba exunguiculata      "clawless whitlow-cress" same section
08083 Dryas octopetala      "eightpetal mountain-avens" same section
08091 Elymus scribneri      "spreading wheatgrass" same section
08085 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" same section
08087 Gentianopsis barbellata      "fringed-gentian" same section
08086 Heterotheca fulcrata      "rockyscree goldenaster" same section
08088 Minuartia obtusiloba      "alpine sandwort" same section
08079 Physaria acutifolia  var. acutifolia   "sharpleaf twinpod" same section
08089 Physaria alpina      "Avery Peak twinpod" same section
08090 Salix brachycarpa      "shortfruit willow" same section
08084 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" same section
08078 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Weston Pass (Gap) Lake County, CO 995 ft. NE 11930  Mount Sherman 
Weston Pass Mine (Mine) Lake County, CO 1146 ft. W 11926  Mount Sherman 
Ruby Mine (Mine) Park County, CO 1879 ft. E 11766  Mount Sherman 
Alma Number One Mine (Mine) Park County, CO 0.6 mi. E 11749  Mount Sherman 
Casey Mine (Mine) Lake County, CO 1.1 mi. W 12740  South Peak 
Weston Peak (Summit) Park County, CO 1.2 mi. E 13567  Mount Sherman 
South Peak (Summit) Lake County, CO 1.3 mi. SW 12858  South Peak 
Ptarmigan Peak (Summit) Lake County, CO 1.6 mi. N 13721  Mount Sherman 
Gold Basin (Basin) Lake County, CO 2.9 mi. N 11342  Mount Sherman 
South Fork Campground (Locale) Park County, CO 2.9 mi. SE 10496  South Peak 
Horseshoe Mountain (Summit) Lake County, CO 3.9 mi. N 13895  Mount Sherman 
Black Mountain (Summit) Lake County, CO 3.3 mi. SW 11618  South Peak 
Leavick Tarn (Lake) Park County, CO 4 mi. N 12310  Mount Sherman 
Twelvemile Lake (Lake) Park County, CO 3.5 mi. NE 11109  Mount Sherman 
Finnback Knob (Summit) Lake County, CO 4.4 mi. N 13403  Mount Sherman 
Rocky Point (Summit) Lake County, CO 4.1 mi. N 12077  Mount Sherman 
Peerless Mine (Mine) Park County, CO 4.6 mi. N 13091  Mount Sherman 
Peerless Tunnel Mine (Mine) Lake County, CO 4.6 mi. N 12914  Mount Sherman 
Rich Creek - Buffalo Meadows Trail (Trail) Park County, CO 4.6 mi. S 11274  South Peak 
Maud Mine (Mine) Lake County, CO 4.7 mi. N 13062  Mount Sherman 


Taxon Links for species Eritrichium nanum  (Vill.) Schrad. ex Gaudin

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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