Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08949 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Allium bisceptrum S. Watson
Common name   twincrest wild onion
Donna M. Barnes   3566  
Coll. Date 20 June 2003 
United States
Locality western face of Mount Timpanogos, Sagebrush Flat, along Timpooneke Road, ca. 4.5 road miles W of Timpooneke Campground;
     Elev.: 8152 ft. (2485 m.)
Habitat Notes aspen 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° 24'  32" N, 111° 41'  22" 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):

     Allium bisceptrum S. Wats.

Common Name(s): aspen onion, twincrest onion.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=42714, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Liliidae
                            Order: Liliales
                                Family: Liliaceae
                                    Genus: Allium
                                        Species: Allium bisceptrum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08949s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 13721s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15857s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15857a1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
13767 Abies bifolia      "Rocky Mountain subalpine fir" same section
08932 Acer glabrum  var. glabrum   "New Mexico maple" 1.6 mi. N
08952 Actaea rubra      "red baneberry" 1.6 mi. N
08926 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" 1.6 mi. N
07548 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" same section
07564 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "white Colorado columbine" 1.6 mi. N
13821 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. latiloba   "Louisiana wormwood" 1.1 mi. S
07556 Astragalus miser  var. tenuifolius   "timber milkvetch" same section
07552 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" same section
13822 Bromus carinatus      "California brome" 1.1 mi. S
07557 Carex hoodii      "Hood's sedge" 1.6 mi. N
08942 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" 1620 ft. S
08939 Castilleja sulphurea      "sulphur paintbrush" 1620 ft. S
13766 Cercocarpus montanus      "alderleaf mountain mahogany" same section
07555 Cercocarpus montanus      "alderleaf mountain mahogany" same section
07562 Clematis columbiana      "Rocky Mountain clematis" 1.6 mi. N
00248 Clematis occidentalis  var. grosseserrata   "purple virgins-bower" 2.1 mi. SE
08943 Collomia linearis      "tiny trumpet" 1620 ft. S
08933 Cornus sericea      "redosier dogwood" 1.6 mi. N
08947 Cryptantha gracilis      "narrow-stemmed forget-me-not" 1620 ft. S
07553 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" same section
13764 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" same section
07549 Cymopterus longipes      "long-stalked spring parsley" same section
13762 Cymopterus longipes  var. longipes   "long-stalked spring parsley" same section
13825 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 1.1 mi. S
08931 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 1.6 mi. N
08927 Epilobium halleanum      "glandular willowherb" 1.6 mi. N
04728 Eragrostis cilianensis      "stinkgrass" same section
13763 Erigeron compositus      "cut-leaf fleabane" same section
07554 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" same section
07559 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" 1.6 mi. N
08928 Gayophytum decipiens      "deceptive groundsmoke" 1.6 mi. N
08948 Gayophytum ramosissimum      "pinyon groundsmoke" 1620 ft. S
08924 Helianthella uniflora      "one-flowered little sunflower" 1620 ft. S
08930 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. lanszwertii   "Lanszwert's vetchling" 1.6 mi. N
13817 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" 1.1 mi. S
13818 Lathyrus pauciflorus  var. utahensis   "Utah few-flowered pea" 1.1 mi. S
08940 Lithospermum ruderale      "western stoneseed" 1620 ft. S
04727 Lolium perenne      "perennial ryegrass" 1.4 mi. SE
08950 Lonicera involucrata  var. involucrata   "twinberry honeysuckle" 1.6 mi. N
13816 Lupinus sericeus  var. sericeus   "silky lupine" 1.1 mi. S
04712 Malva neglecta      "common mallow" 1.4 mi. SE
13758 Mertensia brevistyla      "Wasatch bluebells" same section
13831 Monolepis nuttalliana      "Nuttall's povertyweed" 1.1 mi. S
07546 Myosurus minimus      "tiny mousetail" same section
13757 Orogenia linearifolia      "Great Basin Indian potato" same section
08944 Orthocarpus luteus      "yellow owl's-clover" 1620 ft. S
13820 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" 1.1 mi. S
13819 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" 1.1 mi. S
04711 Panicum miliaceum      "broomcorn millet" 1.4 mi. SE
13827 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.1 mi. S
07551 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" same section
08941 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1620 ft. S
07550 Penstemon humilis  var. humilis   "low beardtongue" same section
13828 Phacelia hastata  var. alpina   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" 1.1 mi. S
08938 Phacelia heterophylla  var. heterophylla   "variable-leaf scorpionweed" 1620 ft. S
07560 Physaria garrettii     1.6 mi. N
08951 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1.6 mi. N
13768 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" same section
08922 Plagiobothrys scouleri      "Scouler's popcornflower" 1.6 mi. N
13823 Poa bulbosa      "bulbous bluegrass" 1.1 mi. S
13759 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" same section
04710 Polygonum aviculare      "creeping knotweed" 1.4 mi. SE
04709 Polygonum convolvulus      "black bindweed" 1.4 mi. SE
08929 Potentilla glandulosa  var. pseudorupestris   "rock-loving sticky cinquefoil" 1.6 mi. N
07547 Potentilla glandulosa  var. pseudorupestris   "rock-loving sticky cinquefoil" same section
13765 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" same section
07563 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1.6 mi. N
13832 Ribes viscosissimum      "sticky currant" 1.7 mi. NW
08937 Ribes viscosissimum  var. viscosissimum  1620 ft. S
13833 Ribes wolfii      "Wolf's currant" 1.7 mi. NW
08934 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  1.6 mi. N
08935 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  1.6 mi. N
08945 Sisymbrium altissimum      "tall tumblemustard" 1620 ft. S
08936 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" 1.6 mi. N
08946 Stellaria jamesiana     1620 ft. S
13826 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" 1.1 mi. S
08923 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" 1620 ft. S
13829 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" 1.1 mi. S
07561 Viola canadensis      "Canadian white violet" 1.6 mi. N
08925 Wyethia amplexicaulis      "mule's ears" 1620 ft. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Sagebrush Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 2304 ft. SW 7756  Timpanogos Cave 
Mahogany Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. W 8911  Timpanogos Cave 
Pika Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. E 9997  Timpanogos Cave 
Woolly Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. E 8964  Timpanogos Cave 
Hidden Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. N 7123  Timpanogos Cave 
Burned Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Cave National Monument (Park) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. N 6372  Timpanogos Cave 
Hanging Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. N 6086  Timpanogos Cave 
House Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. N 5679  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Cave Visitor Center (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. N 5683  Timpanogos Cave 
Tank Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Hanging Rock Picnic Ground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. N 5985  Timpanogos Cave 
North Fork Battle Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. S   Timpanogos Cave 
Swinging Bridge Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
North Mill Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. N 6113  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. E 10174  Timpanogos Cave 
Riverside Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 5430  Timpanogos Cave 
Gray Cliff Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. N 6047  Timpanogos Cave 
Cattle Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. NW   Timpanogos Cave 


Taxon Links for species Allium bisceptrum  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

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