Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08944 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Orthocarpus luteus Nutt.
Common name   yellow owl's-clover
Donna M. Barnes   3571  
Coll. Date 20 June 2003 
United States
Utah County
Locality road to W slope of Mount Timpanogos, ca. 5 miles along dirt road W of Timpooneke Campground, [Sagebrush Flat];
     Elev.: 8023 ft. (2446 m.)
Habitat Notes rocky; sage-scrub oak meadow. 
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'  16" 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):

     Orthocarpus luteus Nutt.

Common Name(s): golden-tongue owl-clover, yellow owlclover, yellow owl's-clover.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=33437, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Scrophulariales
                                Family: Scrophulariaceae
                                    Genus: Orthocarpus
                                        Species: Orthocarpus luteus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08944s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05748s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06594s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11895d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11895s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
13767 Abies bifolia      "Rocky Mountain subalpine fir" 1.2 mi. N
08932 Acer glabrum  var. glabrum   "New Mexico maple" 1.9 mi. N
08952 Actaea rubra      "red baneberry" 1.9 mi. N
08926 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" 1.9 mi. N
07548 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" 1.2 mi. N
08949 Allium bisceptrum      "twincrest wild onion" 1620 ft. N
07564 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 1.9 mi. N
13821 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. latiloba   "Louisiana wormwood" same section
07556 Astragalus miser  var. tenuifolius   "timber milkvetch" 1.2 mi. N
07552 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 1.2 mi. N
13822 Bromus carinatus      "California brome" same section
07557 Carex hoodii      "Hood's sedge" 1.9 mi. N
08942 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" same section
08939 Castilleja sulphurea      "sulphur paintbrush" same section
13766 Cercocarpus montanus      "alderleaf mountain mahogany" 1.2 mi. N
07555 Cercocarpus montanus      "alderleaf mountain mahogany" 1.2 mi. N
07562 Clematis columbiana      "Rocky Mountain clematis" 1.9 mi. N
00248 Clematis occidentalis  var. grosseserrata   "purple virgins-bower" 1.8 mi. SE
08943 Collomia linearis      "tiny trumpet" same section
08933 Cornus sericea      "redosier dogwood" 1.9 mi. N
08947 Cryptantha gracilis      "narrow-stemmed forget-me-not" same section
13764 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" 1.2 mi. N
07553 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" 1.2 mi. N
07549 Cymopterus longipes      "long-stalked spring parsley" 1.2 mi. N
13762 Cymopterus longipes  var. longipes   "long-stalked spring parsley" 1.2 mi. N
13825 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" same section
08931 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 1.9 mi. N
08927 Epilobium halleanum      "glandular willowherb" 1.9 mi. N
04728 Eragrostis cilianensis      "stinkgrass" 2430 ft. S
13763 Erigeron compositus      "cut-leaf fleabane" 1.2 mi. N
07559 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" 1.9 mi. N
07554 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" 1.2 mi. N
08928 Gayophytum decipiens      "deceptive groundsmoke" 1.9 mi. N
08948 Gayophytum ramosissimum      "pinyon groundsmoke" same section
08924 Helianthella uniflora      "one-flowered little sunflower" same section
08930 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. lanszwertii   "Lanszwert's vetchling" 1.9 mi. N
13817 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" same section
13818 Lathyrus pauciflorus  var. utahensis   "Utah few-flowered pea" same section
08940 Lithospermum ruderale      "western stoneseed" same section
04727 Lolium perenne      "perennial ryegrass" 1.2 mi. SE
08950 Lonicera involucrata  var. involucrata   "twinberry honeysuckle" 1.9 mi. N
13816 Lupinus sericeus  var. sericeus   "silky lupine" same section
04712 Malva neglecta      "common mallow" 1.2 mi. SE
13758 Mertensia brevistyla      "Wasatch bluebells" 1.2 mi. N
13831 Monolepis nuttalliana      "Nuttall's povertyweed" same section
07546 Myosurus minimus      "tiny mousetail" 1.2 mi. N
13757 Orogenia linearifolia      "Great Basin Indian potato" 1.2 mi. N
13820 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" same section
13819 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" same section
04711 Panicum miliaceum      "broomcorn millet" 1.2 mi. SE
08941 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" same section
13827 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" same section
07551 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.2 mi. N
07550 Penstemon humilis  var. humilis   "low beardtongue" 1.2 mi. N
13828 Phacelia hastata  var. alpina   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" same section
08938 Phacelia heterophylla  var. heterophylla   "variable-leaf scorpionweed" same section
07560 Physaria garrettii      "Garrett's bladderpod" 1.9 mi. N
08951 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1.9 mi. N
13768 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" 1.2 mi. N
08922 Plagiobothrys scouleri      "Scouler's popcornflower" 1.9 mi. N
13823 Poa bulbosa      "bulbous bluegrass" same section
13759 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" 1.2 mi. N
04710 Polygonum aviculare      "creeping knotweed" 1.2 mi. SE
04709 Polygonum convolvulus      "black bindweed" 1.2 mi. SE
08929 Potentilla glandulosa  var. pseudorupestris   "rock-loving sticky cinquefoil" 1.9 mi. N
07547 Potentilla glandulosa  var. pseudorupestris   "rock-loving sticky cinquefoil" 1.2 mi. N
13765 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" 1.2 mi. N
07563 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1.9 mi. N
13832 Ribes viscosissimum      "sticky currant" 2 mi. N
08937 Ribes viscosissimum  var. viscosissimum  same section
13833 Ribes wolfii      "Wolf's currant" 2 mi. N
08934 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  1.9 mi. N
08935 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  1.9 mi. N
08945 Sisymbrium altissimum      "tall tumblemustard" same section
08936 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" 1.9 mi. N
08946 Stellaria jamesiana     same section
13826 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" same section
08923 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" same section
13829 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" same section
07561 Viola canadensis      "Canadian white violet" 1.9 mi. N
08925 Wyethia amplexicaulis      "mule's ears" same section


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 2144 ft. W 7756  Timpanogos Cave 
Mahogany Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. W 8911  Timpanogos Cave 
Pika Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. E 9997  Timpanogos Cave 
North Fork Battle Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. S   Timpanogos Cave 
Woolly Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 2 mi. NE 8964  Timpanogos Cave 
Hidden Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. N 7123  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Cave National Monument (Park) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. N 6372  Timpanogos Cave 
Grove Creek Debris Basin Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 5036  Orem 
Grove Creek Debris Basin Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 5036  Orem 
Burned Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
House Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. N 5679  Timpanogos Cave 
Hanging Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. N 6086  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. E 10174  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Cave Visitor Center (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. N 5683  Timpanogos Cave 
Tank Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Hanging Rock Picnic Ground (Locale) Utah County, UT 3 mi. N 5985  Timpanogos Cave 
Battle Creek Debris Basin Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. S 5227  Orem 
Battle Creek Debris Basin Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. S 5227  Orem 
Swinging Bridge Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 


Taxon Links for species Orthocarpus luteus  Nutt.

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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