Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08846 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mentzelia dispersa S. Watson
Common name   bushy blazingstar
Donna M. Barnes   3474  
Coll. Date 03 June 2003 
United States
Locality Highway 92, Alpine Loop, just N of Pine Hollow Trail head;
     Elev.: 6846 ft. (2087 m.)
Habitat Notes steep talus slope, mountain shrub 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° 26'  50.34" N, 111° 38'  18.9" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


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

     Mentzelia dispersa S. Wats.

Common Name(s): bushy blazingstar, Nevada blazingstar, scattered blazingstar.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503769, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Violales
                                Family: Loasaceae
                                    Genus: Mentzelia
                                        Species: Mentzelia dispersa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08846s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03904s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07515s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11141s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13458s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15073 Acer glabrum      "Rocky Mountain maple" 1 mi. S
04440 Agropyron cristatum  subsp. cristatum   "crested wheatgrass" 2347 ft. S
04603 Agrostis exarata      "spike bentgrass" same section
05150 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" same section
13667 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" 499 ft. E
03887 Balsamorhiza macrophylla      "cut-leaf balsamroot" 2347 ft. S
03873 Carex raynoldsii      "Raynolds' sedge" 2347 ft. S
13665 Ceanothus velutinus  var. velutinus   "snowbrush" 1.1 mi. S
14772 Clematis occidentalis      "purple virgins-bower" 1.2 mi. S
05066 Clematis occidentalis  var. grosseserrata   "purple virgins-bower" same section
02835 Corallorhiza striata      "striped coralroot" 1 mi. NE
05151 Corallorhiza striata      "striped coralroot" same section
02833 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" 1 mi. NE
04604 Festuca saximontana  var. saximontana   "Rocky Mountain fescue" same section
02834 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" 2347 ft. S
04416 Juncus tenuis      "poverty rush" same section
13664 Juniperus communis  var. depressa   "common juniper" 1.1 mi. S
02842 Mimulus tilingii      "Tiling's monkeyflower" 1.4 mi. S
13666 Paxistima myrsinites      "Oregon boxleaf" 499 ft. E
03885 Phacelia heterophylla  var. heterophylla   "variable-leaf scorpionweed" 2347 ft. S
13663 Picea pungens      "Colorado blue spruce" 1.1 mi. S
02258 Pinus contorta      "beach pine" 2347 ft. S
13662 Pinus contorta  var. latifolia   "lodgepole pine" 1.1 mi. S
02269 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" 2347 ft. S
13660 Pinus ponderosa  var. scopulorum   "Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine" 1.1 mi. S
03884 Potentilla gracilis  var. fastigiata   "slender cinquefoil" 2347 ft. S
02836 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" 2347 ft. S
13657 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" 1.1 mi. S
14773 Ribes hudsonianum      "northern black currant" 21 ft. NE
08847 Ribes hudsonianum  var. petiolare   "western black currant" same section
08953 Rubus parviflorus      "thimbleberry" 1.2 mi. SE
14768 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" 1.2 mi. S
14769 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" 1.2 mi. S
14771 Salix scouleriana      "Scouler's willow" 1.2 mi. S
14770 Salix x fragilis  hybrid [alba x euxina]   "crack willow" 1.2 mi. S
03883 Sanguisorba minor      "small burnet" 2347 ft. S
04365 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 2347 ft. S
14778 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" 1.2 mi. E
08837 Veronica biloba      "twolobe speedwell" same section
03886 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" 2347 ft. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Pine Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 871 ft. W   Aspen Grove 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1528 ft. W   Timpanogos Cave 
Mutual Dell (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1568 ft. W 6503  Timpanogos Cave 
Mutual Dell Organization Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 1853 ft. W 6470  Timpanogos Cave 
Altamont Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1 mi. S 7248  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpooneke Guard Station (Locale) Utah County, UT 1 mi. S 7300  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpooneke Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. S 7363  Timpanogos Cave 
Mud Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. E 8045  Aspen Grove 
Forest Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SE 7710  Aspen Grove 
South Fork Ranger Station (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. W 6086  Timpanogos Cave 
Roadhouse Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. W 6516  Timpanogos Cave 
South Fork American Fork Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. W   Aspen Grove 
Martin Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NW 6316  Timpanogos Cave 
Echo Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. W 6106  Timpanogos Cave 
Warnick Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N 6345  Timpanogos Cave 
Mile Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. N 6467  Timpanogos Cave 
Summit Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. SE 8068  Aspen Grove 
Scout Falls (Falls) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. S 8334  Timpanogos Cave 
Tibble Fork Summer Home Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. N 6549  Timpanogos Cave 
Newton Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 


Taxon Links for species Mentzelia dispersa  S. Watson

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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