Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13964 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Penstemon whippleanus A. Gray
Common name   Whipple's beardtongue
J.G. Harris   4706  
Coll. Date 18 July 2007 
United States
Juab County
Locality Deep Creek Range, cirque at head of Indian Farm Creek Canyon, ca. 1.2 km due ENE of Haystack Peak;
     Elev.: 10660 ft. (3250 m.)
Habitat Notes N facing, granite scree slopes; alpine tundra. 
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 39° 50'  56" N, 113° 53'  26" 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):

     Penstemon whippleanus Gray

Common Name(s): dark beardtongue, Whipple's penstemon.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=33793, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11177 Abies concolor      "white fir" 2022 ft. N
13954 Aconitum columbianum  subsp. columbianum   "western monkshood" 2940 ft. W
11202 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" same section
11169 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" 2022 ft. N
11250 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" same section
13952 Angelica kingii      "King's angelica" 2940 ft. W
11304 Angelica kingii      "King's angelica" 1 mi. W
13134 Angelica kingii      "King's angelica" 1 mi. W
11303 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
13963 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
12239 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 402 ft. E
13956 Aquilegia formosa      "western columbine" 2940 ft. W
11200 Aquilegia formosa  var. formosa   "western columbine" same section
11223 Arabis lyallii      "Lyall's rockcress" 1.1 mi. W
11160 Arctostaphylos patula      "greenleaf manzanita" same section
11179 Arnica cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf arnica" 1.2 mi. W
12254 Arnica cordifolia  var. pumila   "heart-leaf arnica" same section
11246 Arnica cordifolia  var. pumila   "heart-leaf arnica" same section
11203 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" same section
11233 Astragalus calycosus  var. mancus   "alpine Torrey's milkvetch" same section
11300 Astragalus calycosus  var. mancus   "alpine Torrey's milkvetch" 2022 ft. N
11232 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" same section
11204 Barbarea orthoceras      "American yellowrocket" same section
11157 Boechera demissa     same section
11248 Boechera lemmonii     same section
12244 Boechera lemmonii     402 ft. E
11227 Boechera microphylla     same section
11245 Carex elynoides      "blackroot sedge" same section
11207 Carex scopulorum      "mountain sedge" same section
11208 Carex straminiformis      "Shasta sedge" same section
12252 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" same section
11168 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" 2022 ft. N
13968 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" same section
11229 Ceanothus martinii      "Martin's ceanothus" same section
13961 Chamerion angustifolium  var. angustifolium  2712 ft. W
11228 Chimaphila umbellata  var. occidentalis  same section
11181 Comandra umbellata      "bastard toadflax" 1.2 mi. W
11178 Corallorhiza maculata      "spotted coralroot" 1.2 mi. W
13959 Corallorhiza maculata      "spotted coralroot" 2712 ft. W
11249 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" same section
11219 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" 1.2 mi. W
12257 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" same section
11164 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" 2022 ft. N
11305 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1 mi. W
11206 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" same section
13953 Dodecatheon redolens      "scented shootingstar" 2940 ft. W
11198 Dodecatheon redolens      "scented shootingstar" same section
12245 Draba albertina      "alpine whitlow-cress" 402 ft. E
12052 Draba albertina      "alpine whitlow-cress" same section
12053 Draba crassifolia      "thick-leaf whitlow-cress" same section
13975 Draba crassifolia      "thick-leaf whitlow-cress" same section
12259 Draba densifolia      "dense-leaf whitlow-cress" same section
12043 Draba fladnizensis  var. pattersonii   "Austrian whitlow-cress" same section
11499 Draba globosa      "round-fruited whitlow-cress" same section
11498 Draba globosa      "round-fruited whitlow-cress" 2022 ft. N
12241 Draba globosa      "round-fruited whitlow-cress" 402 ft. E
12037 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" 1.1 mi. W
12035 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" same section
13974 Draba lonchocarpa      "long-pod whitlow-cress" same section
12044 Draba lonchocarpa      "long-pod whitlow-cress" same section
12258 Draba lonchocarpa      "long-pod whitlow-cress" same section
12042 Draba lonchocarpa      "long-pod whitlow-cress" same section
12261 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" same section
12260 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" same section
13976 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" same section
11154 Dryopteris filix-mas      "male-fern" same section
11199 Epilobium hornemannii  var. lactiflorum  same section
13970 Ericameria discoidea      "whitestem goldenbush" same section
11244 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" same section
11167 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" 2022 ft. N
11322 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" same section
13967 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" same section
11301 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. nivale   "alpine cushion wild buckwheat" 2022 ft. N
11321 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. umbellatum   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" 1.2 mi. W
11307 Geranium richardsonii      "Richardson's geranium" 1 mi. W
11196 Geum macrophyllum  var. perincisum   "large-leaf avens" same section
11238 Geum rossii      "Ross' avens" same section
11163 Geum rossii      "Ross' avens" 2022 ft. N
12250 Geum rossii  var. turbinatum   "Ross' avens" 402 ft. E
12255 Geum rossii  var. turbinatum   "Ross' avens" same section
13965 Geum rossii  var. turbinatum   "Ross' avens" same section
13951 Habenaria dilatata  var. leucostachys   "Sierra bog orchid" 2940 ft. W
11222 Hackelia ibapensis      "Ibapah tickweed" 1.1 mi. W
11215 Haplopappus watsonii  var. watsonii   "Watson's goldenbush" 1.2 mi. W
11231 Hesperostipa comata  subsp. intermedia   "needle-and-thread grass" same section
14003 Heuchera rubescens      "pink alumroot" same section
12256 Heuchera rubescens  var. rubescens   "pink alumroot" same section
11221 Holodiscus dumosus      "mountainspray" 1.2 mi. W
11224 Jamesia americana  var. macrocalyx   "Wasatch cliff bush" 1.1 mi. W
11239 Lewisia pygmaea      "dwarf lewisia" same section
11194 Lewisia pygmaea      "dwarf lewisia" same section
11165 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" 2022 ft. N
11195 Mimulus breweri      "Brewer's monkeyflower" same section
13949 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" 2940 ft. W
12248 Minuartia obtusiloba      "alpine sandwort" 402 ft. E
11251 Minuartia rubella      "beautiful sandwort" same section
11217 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 1.2 mi. W
12040 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 2022 ft. N
11185 Opuntia polyacantha  var. polyacantha   "hairspine pricklypear" 1.2 mi. W
11213 Orobanche fasciculata      "clustered broomrape" 1.2 mi. W
11212 Orthilia secunda      "sidebells wintergreen" 1 mi. W
11306 Osmorhiza chilensis      "sweetcicely" 1 mi. W
11184 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" 1.2 mi. W
11247 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" same section
11170 Oxytropis parryi      "Parry's oxytrope" 2022 ft. N
11182 Penstemon watsonii      "Watson's beardtongue" 1.2 mi. W
11156 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" same section
12251 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" same section
11205 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" same section
11209 Phleum alpinum      "alpine timothy" same section
11242 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" same section
11161 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" 2022 ft. N
12253 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" same section
11176 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" 2022 ft. N
11175 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" 2022 ft. N
11193 Platanthera dilatata  var. leucostachys   "Sierra bog orchid" same section
11218 Poa compressa      "Canada bluegrass" 1.2 mi. W
12262 Poa fendleriana  subsp. fendleriana   "muttongrass" same section
11173 Poa nervosa  var. wheeleri   "Wheeler's bluegrass" 2022 ft. N
11230 Poa nervosa  var. wheeleri   "Wheeler's bluegrass" same section
11158 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. delicatum  same section
12240 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. pulcherrimum  402 ft. E
13966 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. pulcherrimum  same section
11201 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" same section
11162 Potentilla multisecta      "feather-leaf cinquefoil" 2022 ft. N
11237 Potentilla multisecta      "feather-leaf cinquefoil" same section
11234 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" same section
12246 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" 402 ft. E
11216 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" 1.2 mi. W
13960 Pterospora andromedea      "woodland pinedrops" 2712 ft. W
13958 Pyrola asarifolia      "liverleaf wintergreen" 2712 ft. W
11236 Ranunculus adoneus      "alpine buttercup" same section
12247 Ranunculus adoneus      "alpine buttercup" 402 ft. E
11159 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" same section
13969 Rubus idaeus  var. strigosus   "wild red raspberry" same section
11308 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" 1 mi. W
13957 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" 2940 ft. W
13962 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  2712 ft. W
11243 Saxifraga cespitosa      "tufted saxifrage" same section
13950 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 2940 ft. W
11211 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1 mi. W
11240 Saxifraga rhomboidea      "diamond-leaf saxifrage" same section
11171 Selaginella watsonii      "Watson's spikemoss" 2022 ft. N
11225 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
11166 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 2022 ft. N
11220 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" 1.2 mi. W
12249 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" 402 ft. E
11241 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" same section
11226 Silene douglasii      "Douglas's catchfly" same section
11309 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1.2 mi. W
11302 Stellaria jamesiana     same section
11235 Synthyris laciniata      "western kittentails" same section
11183 Taraxacum officinale      "common dandelion" 1.2 mi. W
11210 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section
11174 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 2022 ft. N
11180 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 1.2 mi. W
11155 Woodsia scopulina  subsp. laurentiana   "mountain cliff fern" same section
11197 Zigadenus elegans      "mountain death camas" same section
13955 Zigadenus elegans      "mountain death camas" 2940 ft. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Haystack Peak (Summit) Juab County, UT 0.8 mi. W 11903  Ibapah Peak 
Deep Creek Range (Range) Juab County, UT 1.1 mi. W 11526  Ibapah Peak 
The Meadows (Flat) Juab County, UT 2.3 mi. N 9206  Goshute 
Ibapah Peak (Summit) Juab County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 11982  Ibapah Peak 
Scotts Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 2.9 mi. N 7664  Goshute 
Chimney Rock (Pillar) Juab County, UT 3.1 mi. N 8531  Goshute 
North Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.4 mi. N   Goshute 
Indian Squaw Rock (Pillar) Juab County, UT 3.3 mi. NE 7628  Goshute Canyon 
Rocky Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 4.3 mi. N 10670  Goshute 
The Delle (Basin) Juab County, UT 4.1 mi. N 7349  Goshute 
Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 3.7 mi. NW   Goshute 
Red Mountain (Summit) Juab County, UT 4.2 mi. SW 11497  Ibapah Peak 
Goshute Indian Reservation (Reserve) Juab County, UT 4.2 mi. W 7523  Ibapah Peak 
Queen of Sheba Mine (Mine) Juab County, UT 4.8 mi. SW 9453  Ibapah Peak 
Rocky Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 5.3 mi. N 6618  Goshute 
Big Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 5.1 mi. NE   Goshute 
Falkenberg Ranch (Locale) Juab County, UT 5.5 mi. SE 5456  Indian Farm Creek 
Middle Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 5.2 mi. NE   Goshute Canyon 
Oro del Rey Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 5.9 mi. NE 8701  Goshute Canyon 
Rocky Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 5.9 mi. N   Goshute 


Taxon Links for species Penstemon whippleanus  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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