Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14074 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Gentianella amarella (L.) Boerner
Common name   northern dwarf-gentian
S. Hegji   62  
Coll. Date 21 August 2010 
United States
Summit County
Locality ca. 0.5 km SE of Henry's Fork Lake;
     Elev.: 10932 ft. (3333 m.)
Habitat Notes open alpine meadow. 
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° 48'  54.4" N, 110° 23'  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):

     Gentianella amarella (L.) Boerner

Common Name(s): annual gentian, autumn dwarf gentian, autumn dwarfgentian, autumn dwarf-gentian.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30058, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Gentianales
                                Family: Gentianaceae
                                    Genus: Gentianella
                                        Species: Gentianella amarella


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.
14075 Agoseris glauca  var. cronquistii   "Cronquist's mountain dandelion" 2092 ft. NW
14072 Aster foliaceus  var. apricus   "alpine leafybract aster" 979 ft. SE
15840 Bryophyte      2.1 mi. S
15845 Carex illota      "sheep sedge" 2.1 mi. S
15838 Danthonia intermedia      "timber oatgrass" same section
15842 Deschampsia cespitosa      "tufted hairgrass" 2.1 mi. S
14073 Erigeron goodrichii      "Uinta Mountains fleabane" 716 ft. SE
15847 Festuca ovina  var. brevifolia  2.1 mi. S
15834 Festuca ovina  var. saximontana  same section
15843 Gentiana algida      "Arctic gentian" 2.1 mi. S
14069 Gentiana algida      "Arctic gentian" 2.3 mi. S
15839 Juncus triglumis      "three-hulled rush" same section
15841 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 2.1 mi. S
15848 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 2.1 mi. S
15829 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" same section
15830 Poa alpina      "alpine bluegrass" same section
15831 Poa glauca  var. glauca   "Greenland bluegrass" same section
15832 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" same section
15844 Potentilla ovina  var. decurrens   "sheep cinquefoil" 2.1 mi. S
15836 Potentilla rubricaulis      "red-stemmed cinquefoil" 1 mi. N
15828 Salix glauca  var. villosa   "grayleaf willow" same section
14068 Sedum rhodanthum     2.3 mi. S
15833 Trifolium parryi  var. montanense  same section
15846 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 2.1 mi. S
15837 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Henrys Fork Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2523 ft. NW 10824  Mount Powell 
Dollar Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 10791  Mount Powell 
Grass Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1 mi. NW 10824  Mount Powell 
Irland Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. W 11395  Mount Powell 
Lake Blanchard (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 11172  Mount Powell 
Castle Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. W 11369  Mount Powell 
Gunsight Pass (Gap) Duchesne County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 11854  Kings Peak 
Anderson Pass (Gap) Duchesne County, UT 2.1 mi. S 12681  Mount Powell 
Sawmill Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.2 mi. N 10663  Mount Powell 
Cliff Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 11451  Mount Powell 
Bear Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.3 mi. N 10775  Mount Powell 
Elkhorn Crossing (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.6 mi. N 10381  Mount Powell 
Kings Peak (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 2.6 mi. S 13026  Kings Peak 
Gilbert Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 2.3 mi. E 13409  Kings Peak 
Flat Top Mountain (Summit) Summit County, UT 2.4 mi. W 12123  Mount Powell 
Mount Powell (Summit) Summit County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 13035  Mount Powell 
South Kings Peak (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 3.4 mi. S 13193  Mount Powell 
Kings Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 4.4 mi. S 11454  Mount Powell 
Smiths Fork Pass (Gap) Summit County, UT 3.8 mi. SW 11789  Mount Powell 
Gilbert Creek Basin (Basin) Duchesne County, UT 3.5 mi. E 11457  Kings Peak 


Taxon Links for species Gentianella amarella  (L.) Boerner

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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