Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12918 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Polemonium foliosissimum A. Gray
Common name   towering Jacob's-ladder
D.M. Barnes   5826  
Coll. Date 12 June 2007 
United States
Wasatch County
Locality Heber Valley Camp, Moose Meadow Loop.
     Elev.: 8096 ft. (2468 m.)
Habitat Notes marshy meadow, 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° 27'  43" N, 111° 14'  40" 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):

     Polemonium foliosissimum Gray

Common Name(s): leafy Jacob's-ladder, leafy polemonium, towering jacobs ladder, towering Jacobsladder, towering Jacob's-ladder.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31012, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Polemoniaceae
                                    Genus: Polemonium
                                        Species: Polemonium foliosissimum


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.
12927 Agoseris parviflora      "Arizona mountain dandelion" 1173 ft. W
12890 Agoseris parviflora      "Arizona mountain dandelion" 101 ft. N
12889 Boechera holboellii  var. secunda  101 ft. N
12886 Bromus carinatus      "California brome" 101 ft. N
12919 Camissonia subacaulis      "long-leaf suncup" 1173 ft. W
12915 Carex leporinella      "Sierra hare sedge" same section
12895 Carex leporinella      "Sierra hare sedge" 101 ft. N
12922 Carex leporinella      "Sierra hare sedge" 1173 ft. W
12893 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 101 ft. N
12884 Erigeron divergens      "spreading fleabane" 101 ft. N
12885 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. majus   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" 101 ft. N
12903 Erysimum capitatum      "sand dune wallflower" 101 ft. N
12898 Fragaria vesca  var. bracteata   "woodland strawberry" 101 ft. N
12907 Gayophytum diffusum      "spreading groundsmoke" 101 ft. N
12924 Geranium viscosissimum      "sticky purple geranium" 1173 ft. W
12916 Geranium viscosissimum      "sticky purple geranium" same section
12914 Geum macrophyllum      "large-leaf avens" same section
12901 Hackelia floribunda      "many-flowered stickseed" 101 ft. N
12899 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. lanszwertii   "Lanszwert's vetchling" 101 ft. N
12887 Lithospermum ruderale      "western stoneseed" 101 ft. N
12906 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" 101 ft. N
12923 Mahonia repens      "Oregongrape" 1173 ft. W
12902 Mertensia arizonica      "aspen bluebells" 101 ft. N
12929 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" 1173 ft. W
12888 Packera crocata      "saffron ragwort" 101 ft. N
12908 Penstemon procerus  var. procerus   "pincushion beardtongue" same section
12920 Phacelia hastata  var. alpina   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" 1173 ft. W
12904 Phacelia heterophylla  var. heterophylla   "variable-leaf scorpionweed" 101 ft. N
12900 Poa palustris      "fowl bluegrass" 101 ft. N
12928 Potentilla concinna      "elegant cinquefoil" 1173 ft. W
12905 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" 101 ft. N
12912 Ranunculus inamoenus      "graceful buttercup" same section
12913 Ranunculus macounii      "Macoun's buttercup" same section
12921 Ranunculus orthorhynchus  var. platyphyllus   "straight-beaked buttercup" 1173 ft. W
12891 Ribes viscosissimum      "sticky currant" 101 ft. N
12926 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  1173 ft. W
12894 Senecio sphaerocephalus      "round-headed ragwort" 101 ft. N
12911 Stellaria longipes  var. longipes   "meadow starwort" same section
12896 Thalictrum fendleri      "Fendler's meadow-rue" 101 ft. N
12897 Thalictrum fendleri      "Fendler's meadow-rue" 101 ft. N
12917 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" same section
12909 Veronica serpyllifolia      "thymeleaf speedwell" same section
12892 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" 101 ft. N
12910 Viola nephrophylla      "northern bog violet" same section
12925 Viola purpurea      "goosefoot violet" 1173 ft. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Timber Lakes (Populated Place) Wasatch County, UT 0.8 mi. N 7733  Heber Mountain 
Deer Valley Reservoir (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 0.9 mi. NW 7730  Center Creek 
Deer Valley Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 0.9 mi. NW 7733  Center Creek 
Jones Reservoir (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 1.7 mi. N 7369  Center Creek 
Jones Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 1.7 mi. N 7369  Center Creek 
Witts Lake (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 1.9 mi. N 7330  Center Creek 
Witts Lake Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 1.9 mi. N 7330  Center Creek 
Lower Bennett Lindsay Reservoir (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 2 mi. N 7290  Center Creek 
Bennett Lindsay Lower Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 2 mi. N 7287  Center Creek 
Clyde Lake (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 7212  Center Creek 
Clyde Lake Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 7212  Center Creek 
Center Creek Number Five Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 2.8 mi. S 9308  Heber Mountain 
Center Creek Number Five Reservoir (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 2.8 mi. S 9308  Heber Mountain 
Kenneth Anderson Reservoir (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 2.7 mi. N 7038  Center Creek 
Kenneth Anderson Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 2.7 mi. N 7038  Center Creek 
Center Creek Number Three Reservoir (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 7513  Center Creek 
Center Creek Number Three Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 7513  Center Creek 
Bald Knoll (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 3.2 mi. S 10040  Heber Mountain 
Center Creek Number Two Reservoir (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 3 mi. SW 7349  Center Creek 
Center Creek Number Two Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 3 mi. SW 7349  Center Creek 


Taxon Links for species Polemonium foliosissimum  A. Gray

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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