Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15122 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mentzelia pumila Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray
Common name   dwarf mentzelia
M. Hagebusch   103  
Coll. Date 06 August 2008 
United States
Uintah County
Locality Walker Hollow, N of Walker Hollow Road (Uintah County Rd 2776), ca 0.6 miles SE of Utah Highway 264, 7.5 air miles SSW of Jensen;
     Elev.: 4900 ft. (1494 m.)
Habitat Notes clay ridge. 
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° 16'  35.42" N, 109° 22'  40.21" W
Datum NAD27 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Mentzelia pumila Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray

Common Name(s): dwarf blazingstar, dwarf mentzelia, golden blazingstar, mentzelia (dwarf).

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503800, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Violales
                                Family: Loasaceae
                                    Genus: Mentzelia
                                        Species: Mentzelia pumila


Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Right Fork Walker Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 1.1 mi. SE   Red Wash 
Left Fork Walker Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 1.1 mi. SE   Jensen 
Uintah County (Civil) Uintah County, UT 1.9 mi. S 5046  Red Wash NW 
Walker Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.1 mi. NW   Jensen 
Spring Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.5 mi. NW   Jensen 
Rasmussen Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.6 mi. N   Vernal SE 
Kane Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.2 mi. N   Cliff Ridge 
Ashley Creek (Stream) Uintah County, UT 4.5 mi. N   Taylor Mountain 
Clay Basin (Basin) Uintah County, UT 3.5 mi. E 5082  Jensen 
Stewart Lake (Reservoir) Uintah County, UT 4.9 mi. N 4725  Jensen 
Ashley Valley (Valley) Uintah County, UT 5.1 mi. N   Vernal NE 
Stewart Lake Waterfowl Management Area (Park) Uintah County, UT 5.4 mi. N 4725  Jensen 
Walker Hollow Oil and Gas Field (Oilfield) Uintah County, UT 5.1 mi. SE 5177  Red Wash 
Red Wash (Populated Place) Uintah County, UT 6.5 mi. SE 5709  Red Wash 
Deadman Bench (Bench) Uintah County, UT 6.8 mi. SE 5666  Red Wash 


Taxon Links for species Mentzelia pumila  Nutt. ex Torr. & 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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