Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10237 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cryptantha micrantha (Torr.) I.M. Johnst.
Common name   purple-rooted forget-me-not
Donna M. Barnes   4181  
Coll. Date 18 April 2005 
United States
Washington County
Locality south road W to Beaver Dam Wash, ca 1 mile along rd, [E side of Castle Cliff Wash, along a dirt road less than a mile W of Old Highway 91];
     Elev.: 3032 ft. (924 m.)
Habitat Notes warm desert shrub community; dry wash. 
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 37° 1'  46.2" N, 113° 54'  37.1" 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):

     Cryptantha micrantha (Torr.) I.M. Johnston

Common Name(s): purpleroot pick-me-not, redroot catseye, redroot cryptantha.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31836, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Boraginaceae
                                    Genus: Cryptantha
                                        Species: Cryptantha micrantha


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.
14280 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
10231 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
10227 Allionia incarnata      "trailing windmills" same section
10243 Astragalus nuttallianus  var. imperfectus   "Mojave small-flowered milkvetch" same section
10234 Chaenactis fremontii      "Fremont's pincushion" same section
15711 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. cycloptera  2114 ft. NE
10238 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. cycloptera   "winged-nut forget-me-not" same section
10232 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" same section
14278 Encelia virginensis      "Virgin River brittlebush" same section
14277 Ephedra torreyana      "Torrey's ephedra" same section
10240 Eriastrum sparsiflorum      "Great Basin woollystar" same section
14279 Krameria grayi      "white ratany" same section
10233 Lepidium lasiocarpum  var. georginum   "St. George peppercress" same section
15712 Lepidium lasiocarpum  var. lasiocarpum  2114 ft. NE
10241 Linanthus bigelovii      "Bigelow's linanthus" same section
10239 Loeseliastrum schottii      "Schott's calico" same section
10242 Oenothera primiveris  var. bufonis  same section
02667 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1.3 mi. N
03652 Phacelia vallis-mortae      "Death Valley scorpionweed" 1788 ft. SW
02666 Physaria tenella      "Moapa bladderpod" 1.3 mi. N
10235 Plantago patagonica  var. gnaphalioides   "Patagonia plantain" same section
10228 Psilostrophe cooperi      "whitestem paperflower" same section
15634 Rafinesquia neomexicana     2114 ft. NE
10230 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" same section
10229 Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia      "gooseberry-leaf globemallow" same section
10236 Stylocline micropoides      "woollyhead nest-straw" same section
14276 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" same section
02668 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 1.3 mi. N
03675 Vicia ludoviciana      "Louisiana vetch" 1788 ft. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 3140  Castle Cliff 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 4055  Castle Cliff 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. E 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. E   Jarvis Peak 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. NE 3862  Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. NE   Castle Cliff 
Welcome Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.6 mi. N 4544  Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. N 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Welcome Creek (Stream) Mohave County, AZ 5.6 mi. SW   West Mountain Peak 


Taxon Links for species Cryptantha micrantha  (Torr.) I.M. Johnst.

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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