Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15878 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Balsamorhiza hookeri (Hook.) Nutt.
Infraspecific    var. hispidula (Sharp) Cronquist
Common name   Hooker's balsamroot
S. Hegji   103  
Coll. Date 07 May 2011 
United States
Millard County
Locality US Highway 50, 30 meters south of the road, east side of Kings Canyon;
     Elev.: 5632 ft. (1717 m.)
Habitat Notes rocky, steep hillside; with Juniperus and Erigeron. 
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° 5'  3.16" N, 113° 34'  34.03" 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):

     Balsamorhiza hookeri var. hispidula (Sharp) Cronq.

     Balsamorhiza hispidula Sharp

Common Name(s): hairy balsamroot.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=193388, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Balsamorhiza
                                        Species: Balsamorhiza hookeri
                                            Variety: Balsamorhiza hookeri var. hispidula


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.
12839 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 1263 ft. W
12842 Brickellia oblongifolia  var. linifolia   "narrow-leaf brickellbush" 1263 ft. W
08631 Brickellia oblongifolia  var. linifolia   "narrow-leaf brickellbush" 2287 ft. E
08632 Camissonia boothii  var. villosa   "Booth's desert primrose" 2287 ft. E
15879 Erigeron pumilus  var. condensatus   "Great Basin shaggy fleabane" 54 ft. N
08639 Haplopappus cervinus      "antelope goldenbush" 2287 ft. E
12838 Leymus cinereus      "Great Basin wildrye" 1263 ft. W
08636 Leymus salinus  subsp. salinus   "Salina wildrye" 2287 ft. E
08638 Lomatium grayi  var. depauperatum   "stunted biscuitroot" 2287 ft. E
12840 Marrubium vulgare      "horehound" 1263 ft. W
08634 Marrubium vulgare      "horehound" 2287 ft. E
12841 Perityle stansburyi      "Stansbury's rockdaisy" 1263 ft. W
08633 Perityle stansburyi      "Stansbury's rockdaisy" 2287 ft. E
08637 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" 2287 ft. E
08635 Verbascum thapsus      "common mullein" 2287 ft. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cat Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 680 ft. SE   Bullgrass Knoll 
Kings Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 0.9 mi. E   Bullgrass Knoll 
Bullgrass Knoll (Summit) Millard County, UT 1.8 mi. NW 6729  Bullgrass Knoll 
King Cove (Basin) Millard County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 5387  Bullgrass Knoll 
Horse Heaven (Basin) Millard County, UT 4.4 mi. S 7536  Bullgrass Knoll 
Little Horse Heaven (Basin) Millard County, UT 4.1 mi. SE 7330  Bullgrass Knoll 
Payson Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 5.1 mi. N   Dowdell Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Balsamorhiza hookeri  (Hook.) 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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