Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 03905 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
LoasaceaeLoasaceaeLoasaceae  
Species Mentzelia laevicaulis (Hook.) Torr. & Gray
Common name   smoothstem blazingstar
Collector(s)
D.M. Barnes   s.n.  
Coll. Date 17 June 1999 
Geography United States.  Utah.  Utah County
Locality mouth of American Fork Canyon, N side of Alpine Highway; talus slope 
 
Habitat Notes S facing talus slope; Gambel's oak, grasses. 
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° 27'  21" N, 111° 42'  39" W
Township Range T4S, R2E, Sec. 32  
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).

Taxonomy


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

     Mentzelia laevicaulis (Dougl. ex Hook.) Torr. & Gray

Common Name(s): blazingstar mentzelia, smoothstem blazingstar.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503779, click for more information and references)

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

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03905s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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01242
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01482
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02790
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02841
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10276
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11129
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11707
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11707
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11707
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11795
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11795

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07193 Ambrosia acanthicarpa      "flatspine bur ragweed" 1.7 mi. S
01745 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" same section
14934 Berberis repens      "Oregongrape" 1.6 mi. SE
13669 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" 1.8 mi. SE
01747 Cardamine cordifolia      "heart-leaf bittercress" same section
03898 Carduus nutans      "nodding plumeless thistle" same section
14933 Corallorhiza striata      "hooded coralroot" 1.7 mi. SE
01749 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" same section
07194 Erigeron arenarioides      "sand fleabane" 1.7 mi. S
03070 Fendlerella utahnesis      "Utah Fendlerella" 1 mi. S
14931 Fritillaria atropurpurea      "leopard-lily" 1.6 mi. S
04354 Glyceria striata      "fowl mannagrass" 1.4 mi. SE
01751 Hackelia floribunda      "many-flowered stickseed" same section
04321 Haplopappus watsonii  var. rydbergii   "Rydberg's goldenbush" 1 mi. S
01750 Hydrophyllum capitatum  var. capitatum   "purple cat's breeches" same section
03073 Jamesia americana  var. macrocalyx   "fivepetal cliffbush" 1 mi. S
13625 Linaria dalmatica      "Dalmatian toadflax" 1 mi. SW
13623 Linum perenne      "blue flax" 1 mi. SW
01762 Linum perenne  ssp. lewisii   "Lewis' blue flax" same section
13670 Malcolmia africana      "African mustard" 1.8 mi. SE
00352 Mitella stauropetala  var. stenopetala   "drywoods miterwort" same section
14948 Noccaea montana      "alpine pennycress" 1 mi. SW
01748 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" same section
04320 Petradoria pumila  var. pumila   "common rock goldenrod" 1 mi. S
01746 Physaria grahamii      "Graham's twinpod" same section
13668 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 1.8 mi. SE
15301 Smilacina racemosa     1.6 mi. S
01752 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" same section
04319 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1 mi. S
04322 Stephanomeria pauciflora      "brownplume wirelettuce" 1 mi. S
08117 Tortula ruralis      "tortula moss" 1.4 mi. SW

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Swinging Bridge Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S   Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Cave Visitor Center (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S 5683  Timpanogos Cave 
House Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 5679  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Cave National Monument (Park) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. S 6372  Timpanogos Cave 
Burned Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SE   Timpanogos Cave 
Hidden Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. S 7123  Timpanogos Cave 
Riverside Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. S 5430  Timpanogos Cave 
Cattle Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. S   Timpanogos Cave 
Hanging Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 6086  Timpanogos Cave 
Tank Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. SE   Timpanogos Cave 
Hanging Rock Picnic Ground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 5985  Timpanogos Cave 
North Mill Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. E 6113  Timpanogos Cave 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. E   Timpanogos Cave 
Gray Cliff Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. E 6047  Timpanogos Cave 
Box Elder Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. N 11034  Timpanogos Cave 
Willow Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2 mi. W   Timpanogos Cave 
Little Mill Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. E 6050  Timpanogos Cave 
Wadsworth Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. W   Timpanogos Cave 
Little Mill Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. E   Timpanogos Cave 
American Fork Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. W   Dromedary Peak 

Links

Taxon Links for species Mentzelia laevicaulis  (Hook.) 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

Google Images

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Mentzelia+laevicaulis

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