Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14758 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Vaccinium cespitosum Michx.
Common name   dwarf bilberry
R. Van Buren   1460  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 15 August 2006 
United States
Summit County
Locality along the Provo River, W side of Utah Highway 150, ca. 0.1 mile S of junction with Murdock Basin Rd;
     Elev.: 8832 ft. (2692 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 40° 37'  26.45" N, 110° 57'  43.37" 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: L8S3. 


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

     Vaccinium caespitosum Michx.

     Vaccinium cespitosum Michx.

Common Name(s): dwarf bilberry, dwarf blueberry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=565591, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Ericales
                                Family: Ericaceae
                                    Genus: Vaccinium
                                        Species: Vaccinium caespitosum


Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02938 Aconitum columbianum  var. columbianum   "western monkshood" same section
09532 Allium brevistylum      "short-styled wild onion" 453 ft. S
14512 Artemisia tridentata  var. vaseyana   "Vasey's big sagebrush" 1.3 mi. S
14766 Artemisia tridentata  var. vaseyana   "Vasey's big sagebrush" 1.3 mi. S
14427 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 1497 ft. S
14763 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 2305 ft. S
15272 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 1740 ft. S
08988 Calystegia sepium      "hedge false bindweed" 1660 ft. NW
09530 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" 453 ft. S
06566 Ceanothus velutinus      "snowbrush ceanothus" 2413 ft. S
14429 Ceanothus velutinus      "snowbrush ceanothus" 1.7 mi. S
08989 Chenopodium humile      "marshland goosefoot" 1660 ft. NW
14756 Chimaphila umbellata      "pipsissewa" same section
18033 Dasiphora fruticosa     924 ft. N
07924 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" 1.6 mi. S
14420 Ledum glandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 113 ft. W
14759 Ledum glandulosum      "western Labrador tea" same section
08990 Ledum glandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 1660 ft. NW
15782 Nuphar polysepala     1.7 mi. N
15951 Nuphar polysepala     1.7 mi. N
15952 Nuphar polysepala     1.7 mi. N
02939 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" same section
14433 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1.7 mi. S
02289 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" 2986 ft. SE
14432 Pseudotsuga menziesii      "Douglas-fir" 1.7 mi. S
14423 Pyrola asarifolia      "liverleaf wintergreen" 113 ft. W
14425 Pyrola secunda     113 ft. W
18032 Ribes viscosissimum      "sticky currant" same section
14426 Ribes viscosissimum  var. viscosissimum  1497 ft. S
15218 Salix       "willow" 1.9 mi. N
17887 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1332 ft. S
18031 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" same section
08991 Salix geyeriana  var. geyeriana  1660 ft. NW
14762 Salix lucida      "shining willow" 2305 ft. S
02287 Salix lucida  subsp. caudata   "greenleaf willow" 1.3 mi. N
17886 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1332 ft. S
14757 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" same section
10914 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" 1.7 mi. S
14430 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" 1.7 mi. S
17888 Vaccinium caespitosum     1332 ft. S
14421 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 113 ft. W
14765 Vaccinium membranaceum      "thinleaf huckleberry" 2305 ft. S
14424 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 113 ft. W
18029 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" same section
14428 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 1497 ft. S
18030 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" same section
14764 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 2305 ft. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Slate Gorge (Valley) Summit County, UT 0.8 mi. NE   Mirror Lake 
Slate Gorge Overlook (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 9013  Mirror Lake 
Buckeye Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. N 9686  Mirror Lake 
Spectacle Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. NW 9754  Mirror Lake 
Smooth Rock Falls (Falls) Wasatch County, UT 1.5 mi. S 8501  Iron Mine Mountain 
Alexander Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 9344  Iron Mine Mountain 
Duchesne Tunnel (Tunnel) Wasatch County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 10086  Iron Mine Mountain 
Cobble Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 1.6 mi. S   Iron Mine Mountain 
Trident Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.8 mi. N 9810  Mirror Lake 
Blue Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.8 mi. N 9991  Mirror Lake 
Beth Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2 mi. N 9781  Mirror Lake 
Upper Provo Bridge Picnic Area (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 9210  Mirror Lake 
Lambert Meadow (Flat) Summit County, UT 1.7 mi. W 9528  Iron Mine Mountain 
Cobblerest Campground (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 2.2 mi. S 8291  Iron Mine Mountain 
Haystack Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.3 mi. N 9945  Mirror Lake 
Broadhead Lake (Lake) Wasatch County, UT 1.9 mi. E 9945  Iron Mine Mountain 
Shallow Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.5 mi. N 9794  Mirror Lake 
Provo River Falls (Falls) Summit County, UT 2.4 mi. N 9348  Mirror Lake 
Provo River Falls Overlook (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 2.5 mi. N 9433  Mirror Lake 
Azure Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.5 mi. N 10145  Mirror Lake 


Taxon Links for species Vaccinium cespitosum  Michx.

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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