Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08713 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Microsteris gracilis (Hook.) Greene
Infraspecific    var. humilior (Hook.) Cronquist
Common name   slender phlox
Donna M. Barnes   3278  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 21 May 2003 
United States
Daggett County
Locality Uinta Mountains, Sheep Creek Geologic Loop (FR 218), vicinity of Summit Springs Guard Station;
     Elev.: 8291 ft. (2528 m.)
Habitat Notes aspen-sage-ponderosa pine 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° 52'  43" N, 109° 44'  24" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)


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

     Phlox gracilis ssp. humilis (Greene) Mason

     Gilia gracilis var. humilior (Hook.) St. John
     Microsteris gracilis var. humilior (Hook.) Cronq.
     Microsteris gracilis ssp. humilis (Greene) Brand
     Microsteris humilis Greene
     Microsteris micrantha (Kellogg) Greene
     Phlox gracilis var. humilior (Hook.) Boivin

Common Name(s): dwarf phlox, slender phlox.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=524481, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Polemoniaceae
                                    Genus: Phlox
                                        Species: Phlox gracilis
                                            Subspecies: Phlox gracilis ssp. humilis


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.
05667 Allium cernuum      "nodding wild onion" 1.2 mi. E
08883 Alopecurus aequalis  var. aequalis   "short-awn foxtail" 1.2 mi. E
05753 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Teton windflower" 1.2 mi. E
08888 Antennaria parvifolia      "small-leaf pussytoes" 1.2 mi. E
08890 Arabis hirsuta  var. glabrata   "hairy rockcress" 1.2 mi. E
05661 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi      "kinnikinnick" 1.2 mi. E
05749 Arnica longifolia      "spearleaf arnica" 1.2 mi. E
05750 Astragalus miser  var. oblongifolius   "timber milkvetch" 1.2 mi. E
08712 Boechera microphylla     same section
05670 Campanula rotundifolia      "bluebell bellflower" 1.2 mi. E
08892 Cercocarpus montanus      "alderleaf mountain mahogany" 1.2 mi. E
08709 Draba oligosperma  var. oligosperma   "few-seeded whitlow-cress" same section
05660 Elymus elymoides  subsp. californicus   "California squirreltail" 1.2 mi. E
08887 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" 1.2 mi. E
08886 Festuca saximontana  var. saximontana   "Rocky Mountain fescue" 1.2 mi. E
05678 Galium multiflorum  var. multiflorum  1.2 mi. E
05668 Koeleria macrantha      "prairie Junegrass" 1.2 mi. E
08711 Lomatium juniperinum      "juniper biscuitroot" same section
08891 Lupinus lepidus  var. utahensis  1.2 mi. E
08707 Mertensia lanceolata  var. coriacea   "smooth foothill bluebells" same section
08708 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" same section
05748 Orthocarpus luteus      "yellow owl's-clover" 1.2 mi. E
08882 Penstemon caespitosus  var. caespitosus   "mat beardtongue" 1.2 mi. E
05679 Penstemon procerus  var. procerus   "pincushion beardtongue" 1.2 mi. E
08889 Penstemon procerus  var. procerus   "pincushion beardtongue" 1.2 mi. E
05752 Penstemon strictus      "Rocky Mountain beardtongue" 1.2 mi. E
08881 Physaria acutifolia  var. acutifolia   "sharpleaf twinpod" 1 mi. NE
12442 Poa nemoralis  subsp. interior   "interior bluegrass" 2 mi. S
08885 Potentilla diversifolia      "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" 1.2 mi. E
05662 Potentilla gracilis  var. pulcherrima   "beautiful cinquefoil" 1.2 mi. E
08714 Pulsatilla patens  subsp. multifida   "cut-leaf anemone" same section
18065 Ribes inerme      "whitestem gooseberry" 1286 ft. E
08884 Rorippa islandica  var. glabra  1.2 mi. E
18061 Salix bebbiana      "Bebb willow" 1286 ft. E
18064 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" 1286 ft. E
18063 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" 1286 ft. E
18060 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" 1.4 mi. E
18062 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" 1286 ft. E
05666 Solidago nana      "dwarf goldenrod" 1.2 mi. E
08710 Trifolium gymnocarpon      "hollyleaf clover" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Summit Springs (Spring) Daggett County, UT 1356 ft. W 8239  Manila 
Summit Springs Guard Station (Locale) Daggett County, UT 1424 ft. W 8281  Manila 
Scraper Spring (Spring) Daggett County, UT 1 mi. SE 8061  Elk Park 
Honslinger Creek (Stream) Daggett County, UT 1.4 mi. S   Leidy Peak 
Windy Ridge (Ridge) Daggett County, UT 1.3 mi. NW 8393  Jessen Butte 
Deep Creek (Stream) Daggett County, UT 1.5 mi. S   Leidy Peak 
Carter Creek Bridge (Bridge) Daggett County, UT 1.6 mi. S 7632  Elk Park 
Death Valley Enclosure (Locale) Daggett County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 7888  Manila 
Deep Creek Campground Bridge (Bridge) Daggett County, UT 1.7 mi. S 7701  Elk Park 
Deep Creek Campground (Locale) Daggett County, UT 1.7 mi. S 7664  Elk Park 
Deep Creek Bridge (Bridge) Daggett County, UT 1.8 mi. S 7664  Elk Park 
Scraper Spring Draw (Valley) Daggett County, UT 1.6 mi. SE   Elk Park 
Lost Spring (Spring) Daggett County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 8120  Leidy Peak 
Dowds Hole (Lake) Daggett County, UT 1.7 mi. E 7664  Manila 
Dowds Hole Enclosure (Locale) Daggett County, UT 1.7 mi. E 7678  Manila 
East Fork Deep Creek (Stream) Daggett County, UT 2.4 mi. S   Elk Park 
Whiskey Creek (Stream) Daggett County, UT 1.9 mi. W   Jessen Butte 
Elk Park (Flat) Daggett County, UT 2.6 mi. SE 8038  Elk Park 
Sheep Creek Hill (Summit) Daggett County, UT 2.9 mi. N 7874  Jessen Butte 
Dowd Spring (Spring) Daggett County, UT 2.4 mi. E 7510  Manila 


Taxon Links for species Microsteris gracilis  (Hook.) Greene

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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