Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03777 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mertensia brevistyla S. Watson
Common name   Wasatch bluebells
R. Bowen   s.n.  
  [no date]  
United States
Wasatch County
Locality E of Heber, ten miles to Timberline estates.
     Elev.: 7200 ft. (2195 m.)
Habitat Notes subalpine, N facing slope, fir-pine community. 
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° 32'  40" N, 111° 14'  54" W
Township Range T3S, R6E,  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Mertensia brevistyla S. Wats.

Common Name(s): shortstyle bluebell, shortstyle bluebells.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31676, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Boraginaceae
                                    Genus: Mertensia
                                        Species: Mertensia brevistyla


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03777s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00196s2.jpg 
specimen image: 00831s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01470s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01635s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02852s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02954s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03759s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07741s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11328s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13644s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13758s1.jpg 

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
Bridge Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Woodland 
Woodland (Populated Place) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. N 6752  Woodland 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. N 6726  Woodland 
Potters Knoll (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 8258  Woodland 
Woodland Cemetery (Cemetery) Summit County, UT 2.9 mi. NE 6890  Woodland 
Svedes Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 2.9 mi. NE   Woodland 
Kenneth Anderson Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 3.5 mi. S 7038  Center Creek 
Kenneth Anderson Reservoir (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 3.5 mi. S 7038  Center Creek 
South Bench Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2.9 mi. SE   Heber Mountain 
Bench Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 3 mi. NE   Woodland 
Red Pine Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 3.1 mi. SE   Woodland 
Webb Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 3.6 mi. NW   Francis 
Herd Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 3.1 mi. E   Woodland 
Witts Lake Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 4 mi. S 7330  Center Creek 
Witts Lake (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 4 mi. S 7330  Center Creek 
Rileys Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. NE   Woodland 
Bennett Lindsay Lower Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 4.1 mi. S 7287  Center Creek 
Lower Bennett Lindsay Reservoir (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 4.1 mi. S 7290  Center Creek 
Left Fork Rileys Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 3.5 mi. NE   Woodland 
Lady Long Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 4 mi. N   Heber City 


Taxon Links for species Mertensia brevistyla  S. Watson

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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