Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09695 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Senecio atropurpureus (Ledeb.) Fedtsch.
Common name   arctic groundsel
J.G. Harris   3662  
   with D.L. Taylor
Coll. Date 23 July 2004 
Northwest Territories
Locality bank of the Mackenzie River at Dempster Highway crossing.
     Elev.: 33 ft. (10 m.)
Habitat Notes riverbank community. 
Latitude Longitude 67° 27'  58" N, 133° 45'  50" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Tephroseris atropurpurea (Ledeb.) Holub

     Senecio atropurpureus (Ledeb.) Fedtsch.
     Senecio atropurpureus var. dentatus (Gray) Hultén
     Senecio atropurpureus ssp. frigidus (Richards.) Hultén
     Senecio atropurpureus ssp. tomentosus (Kjellm.) Hultén
     Senecio atropurpureus var. ulmeri (Steffen) Porsild
     Senecio frigidus (Richards.) Less.
     Senecio kjellmanii Porsild
     Senecio tichomirovii auct. non Schischkin
     Tephroseris atropurpurea ssp. frigida (Richards.) A.& D. Love
     Tephroseris atropurpurea ssp. tomentosa (Kjellm.) A.& D. Löve
     Tephroseris integrifolia ssp. atropurpurea (Ledeb.) B. Nordenstam

Common Name(s): arctic groundsel, arctic senecio.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=565560, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Tephroseris
                                        Species: Tephroseris atropurpurea


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09695s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 09705s3.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09713 Alopecurus alpinus  var. alpinus   "alpine foxtail" same section
09688 Astragalus alpinus      "alpine milkvetch" same section
09714 Carex bicolor      "twocolor sedge" same section
09717 Cochlearia officinalis  subsp. groenlandica  same section
09710 Eriophorum angustifolium      "tall cottongrass" same section
09709 Eriophorum angustifolium      "tall cottongrass" same section
09708 Festuca rubra      "red fescue" same section
09724 Galeopsis bifida      "splitlip hempnettle" same section
09725 Hedysarum alpinum  var. americanum  same section
09686 Oxytropis borealis  var. borealis   "boreal locoweed" same section
09723 Plantago major      "common plantain" same section
09747 Potentilla anserina      "silverweed" same section
09715 Saxifraga hirculus  var. propinqua  same section
09691 Stellaria humifusa      "saltmarsh starwort" same section
09690 Stellaria longipes      "meadow starwort" same section
09696 Taraxacum alaskanum      "northern dandelion" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name


Taxon Links for species Senecio atropurpureus  (Ledeb.) Fedtsch.

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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