Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11745 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mertensia arizonica Greene
Common name   aspen bluebells
D.M. Barnes   5259  
Coll. Date 19 June 2006 
United States
Summit County
Locality Weber Canyon, S of Smith and Morehouse Reservoir, on ATV road to Mud Lake Flat.
     Elev.: 9315 ft. (2840 m.)
Habitat Notes spruce-fir meadow, at base of snow melt area, saturated soil. 
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° 42'  21" N, 111° 5'  57" 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):

     Mertensia arizonica Greene

     Mertensia arizonica var. grahamii L.O. Williams
     Mertensia arizonica var. leonardii (Rydb.) I.M. Johnston
     Mertensia arizonica var. subnuda (J.F. Macbr.) L.O. Williams

Common Name(s): aspen bluebell, aspen bluebells.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31666, click for more information and references)

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


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.
11728 Carex hoodii      "Hood's sedge" 1.4 mi. N
11723 Ceanothus velutinus      "snowbrush ceanothus" 1.4 mi. N
11744 Claytonia lanceolata      "spear-leaf springbeauty" same section
11747 Erythronium grandiflorum      "yellow glacier-lily" same section
11734 Fragaria vesca  var. bracteata   "woodland strawberry" 1.4 mi. N
11736 Geranium viscosissimum      "sticky purple geranium" 1.4 mi. N
11729 Hackelia micrantha      "small-flowered stickseed" 1.4 mi. N
11726 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" 1.4 mi. N
11732 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" 1.4 mi. N
11731 Penstemon leonardii  var. leonardii   "Leonard's beardtongue" 1.4 mi. N
11735 Polemonium foliosissimum  var. alpinum   "alpine Jacob's-ladder" 1.4 mi. N
11725 Potentilla diversifolia      "beautiful cinquefoil" 1.4 mi. N
11724 Potentilla glandulosa  var. pseudorupestris   "rock-loving sticky cinquefoil" 1.4 mi. N
11743 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" same section
11730 Senecio crassulus      "thick-leaf ragwort" 1.4 mi. N
11733 Thalictrum fendleri      "Fendler's meadow-rue" 1.4 mi. N
11727 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" 1.4 mi. N
11746 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
West Shingle Creek Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.7 mi. S 9938  Erickson Basin 
Box Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 1.9 mi. N   Hoyt Peak 
Erickson Basin (Basin) Summit County, UT 1.7 mi. SE 9886  Erickson Basin 
East Shingle Creek Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.9 mi. S 9705  Erickson Basin 
Erickson Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. E   Erickson Basin 
Ledgefork Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.4 mi. N 7799  Erickson Basin 
Ledgefork Guard Station (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.5 mi. N 7730  Erickson Basin 
Red Pine Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Hoyt Peak 
Mud Lake Flat (Flat) Summit County, UT 2.6 mi. N 9410  Erickson Basin 
Broad Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Erickson Basin 
North Erickson Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.3 mi. SE 10037  Erickson Basin 
South Erickson Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 10119  Erickson Basin 
Castle Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 9882  Erickson Basin 
Castle Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 3 mi. SW 10089  Hoyt Peak 
Lower Shingle Creek Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.1 mi. S 9630  Erickson Basin 
Bear Trap Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 3.5 mi. N   Erickson Basin 
Shingle Mill Flat (Flat) Summit County, UT 3.2 mi. NW 9850  Hoyt Peak 
Big Elk Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 10027  Erickson Basin 
Shingle Mill Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.5 mi. N 9561  Hidden Lake 
Hourglass Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.5 mi. SE 9886  Erickson Basin 


Taxon Links for species Mertensia arizonica  Greene

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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