Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14146 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Clematis ligusticifolia Nutt.
Common name   white virgins-bower
R. Van Buren   800  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 08 July 2005 
United States
Carbon County
Locality Book Cliffs, Willow Creek Canyon, S side of U.S. Highway 191, ca. 0.5 mile W of the mouth at the junction with U.S. Highway 6;
     Elev.: 6151 ft. (1875 m.)
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° 43'  31.92" N, 110° 51'  39.9" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L2S7. 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Clematis ligusticifolia Nutt.

Common Name(s): virgins bower, virginsbower, virgin'sbower, western white clematis.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=18702, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Magnoliidae
                            Order: Ranunculales
                                Family: Ranunculaceae
                                    Genus: Clematis
                                        Species: Clematis ligusticifolia


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03435s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05363s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07170s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07803s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09015s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09324s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11339s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11832s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11928d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11928s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14142 Amelanchier alnifolia      "Saskatoon serviceberry" same section
14938 Astragalus       "milkvetch" 1168 ft. E
14143 Holodiscus dumosus      "mountainspray" same section
14148 Lycium barbarum      "matrimony vine" 882 ft. NW
14937 Penstemon carnosus      "fleshy beardtongue" 1168 ft. E
14939 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 772 ft. N
14144 Philadelphus microphyllus      "little-leaf mock orange" same section
14147 Rhus aromatica  var. trilobata   "skunkbush sumac" same section
14140 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" same section
14141 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" same section
14145 Symphoricarpos oreophilus      "mountain snowberry" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Willow Creek (Stream) Carbon County, UT 1528 ft. NW   Gray Head Peak 
Castle Gate (Locale) Carbon County, UT 1941 ft. W 6145  Helper 
Ketchum Mine (Mine) Carbon County, UT 2420 ft. N 6529  Helper 
Castle Gate Mine Number 2 (Mine) Carbon County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 6277  Helper 
Castle Gate Mine Number 4 (Mine) Carbon County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 6227  Helper 
Castle Gate Mine Number 1 (Mine) Carbon County, UT 0.7 mi. NW 6195  Helper 
Castle Gate Cemetery (Cemetery) Carbon County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 6286  Helper 
Barn Canyon (Valley) Carbon County, UT 1 mi. N   Matts Summit 
Gentile Wash (Valley) Carbon County, UT 1 mi. S   Standardville 
Panther Canyon (Valley) Carbon County, UT 1.1 mi. S   Helper 
Heiner (Populated Place) Carbon County, UT 1.2 mi. S 6037  Helper 
Price Canyon (Valley) Carbon County, UT 1.2 mi. S   Kyune 
Panther Carbon Post Office (historical) (Post Office) Carbon County, UT 1.3 mi. S 6053  Helper 
Martin (Populated Place) Carbon County, UT 1.7 mi. S 5935  Helper 
Hardscrabble Canyon (Valley) Carbon County, UT 1.8 mi. S   Standardville 
Royal (Populated Place) Carbon County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 6208  Standardville 
Rolapp Mine (Mine) Carbon County, UT 1.8 mi. NW 6378  Standardville 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Carbon County, UT 1.8 mi. NW   Standardville 
The Castle Gate (Gap) Carbon County, UT 2 mi. NW 6332  Standardville 
Saint Anthony School (School) Carbon County, UT 2.3 mi. S 5883  Helper 


Taxon Links for species Clematis ligusticifolia  Nutt.

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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