Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08459 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cryptantha micrantha (Torr.) I.M. Johnst.
Common name   purple-rooted forget-me-not
Donna M. Barnes   3194  
Coll. Date 29 April 2003 
United States
Washington County
Locality Highway 18, Snow Canyon.
     Elev.: 3278 ft. (999 m.)
Habitat Notes in sand along edge of red sand dunes. 
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 37° 11'  34" N, 113° 38'  52" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Cryptantha micrantha (Torr.) I.M. Johnston

Common Name(s): purpleroot pick-me-not, redroot catseye, redroot cryptantha.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31836, click for more information and references)

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


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.
08752 Abronia fragrans      "snowball sand verbena" same section
08467 Amsinckia tessellata      "bristly fiddleneck" same section
03766 Argemone munita      "flatbud pricklypoppy" 1.3 mi. NW
08458 Chenopodium murale      "nettleleaf goosefoot" same section
08460 Cryptantha barbigera      "bearded forget-me-not" same section
08754 Cryptantha decipiens      "gravel forget-me-not" same section
08462 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. cycloptera   "winged-nut forget-me-not" same section
08464 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. pterocarya   "winged-nut forget-me-not" same section
08463 Dimorphocarpa wislizeni      "Wislizen's spectacle pod" same section
08751 Eriastrum eremicum      "desert woollystar" same section
08468 Eriophyllum wallacei      "Wallace's easter bonnets" same section
08442 Lepidium fremontii      "desert peppercress" same section
08461 Lupinus concinnus  subsp. orcuttii   "Orcutt's lupine" same section
08466 Malacothrix glabrata      "smooth desert-dandelion" same section
08753 Pectocarya heterocarpa      "chuckwalla combseed" same section
08750 Phacelia ivesiana  var. ivesiana   "Ives' scorpionweed" same section
08465 Schismus arabicus      "Arabian grass" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Snow Canyon Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 3370  Santa Clara 
Snow Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Veyo 
Snow Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 3284  Santa Clara 
North Black Rocks (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. S 3068  Santa Clara 
Big Sand (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. E 3786  Washington 
Ivins (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. SW 3081  Santa Clara 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. SW 3081  Santa Clara 
South Black Rocks (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. S 2923  Santa Clara 
Hellhole (Basin) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. W 3429  Santa Clara 
Winter Quarters (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. N   Santa Clara 
Red Mountains (Range) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. NW 4705  Santa Clara 
Gray Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. S 2989  Washington 
Lower Santa Clara Bench Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. SW 3035  Santa Clara 
Twist Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. SE   Washington 
Santa Clara City Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. S 2927  Santa Clara 
Buckskin Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. SE   Washington 
Upper Santa Clara Bench Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. W 3212  Santa Clara 
Graveyard Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4 mi. S   Santa Clara 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. S 2763  Santa Clara 
Lava Ridge (Ridge) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. NE 4810  Washington 


Taxon Links for species Cryptantha micrantha  (Torr.) I.M. Johnst.

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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