Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01959 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mertensia arizonica Greene
Common name   aspen bluebells
J.G. Harris   2014  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 10 July 1988 
United States
Utah County
Locality Payson Canyon, near junction with Santaquin Canyon Rd.
     Elev.: 8495 ft. (2590 m.)
Habitat Notes subalpine meadow. 
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° 54'  N, 111° 41'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Mertensia arizonica Greene

     Mertensia arizonica var. grahamii L.O. Williams
     Mertensia arizonica var. leonardii (Rydb.) I.M. Johnston
     Mertensia arizonica var. subnuda (J.F. Macbr.) L.O. Williams

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

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31666, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01970 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" same section
01964 Alopecurus pratensis      "meadow foxtail" same section
00217 Amelanchier alnifolia      "Saskatoon serviceberry" 2.3 mi. N
00059 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 606 ft. N
00215 Astragalus argophyllus  var. martinii   "Martin's milkvetch" 2.3 mi. N
00214 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 2.3 mi. N
01960 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" same section
00221 Cymopterus longipes      "long-stalked spring parsley" 2.3 mi. N
01965 Dactylis glomerata      "orchard grass" same section
00218 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 2.3 mi. N
01968 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" same section
13156 Galium trifidum      "three-petaled bedstraw" same section
00544 Helianthus annuus  subsp. lenticularis   "common sunflower" 2.3 mi. N
00222 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" 2.3 mi. N
02949 Lunaria annua      "money-plant" 2.3 mi. N
01961 Lupinus argenteus  var. utahensis   "Utah silky lupine" same section
01972 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" same section
00835 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" same section
01967 Polemonium foliosissimum  var. foliosissimum   "towering Jacob's-ladder" same section
00541 Populus trichocarpa      "western balsam poplar" 2.3 mi. N
00913 Pseudostellaria jamesiana      "tuber starwort" same section
01966 Ranunculus orthorhynchus  var. platyphyllus   "straight-beaked buttercup" same section
17832 Ribes wolfii      "Wolf's currant" 1.7 mi. E
01963 Rumex salicifolius      "willow dock" same section
01969 Scrophularia lanceolata      "spear-leaf figwort" same section
01962 Senecio serra  var. serra   "tall ragwort" same section
00531 Solidago velutina      "three-nerved goldenrod" 2.3 mi. N
01971 Thalictrum fendleri      "Fendler's meadow-rue" same section
00226 Thermopsis montana      "mountain goldenbanner" 2.3 mi. N
01958 Veratrum californicum      "California false hellebore" same section
13232 Veratrum californicum      "California false hellebore" same section
00914 Viguiera multiflora  var. multiflora   "showy goldeneye" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Lizard Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 7966  Payson Lakes 
Kuntz Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. N 7812  Payson Lakes 
Rock Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 8068  Payson Lakes 
Amos Backbone (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. N 7858  Payson Lakes 
Tie Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. SE   Payson Lakes 
Twin Knolls (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. S 9187  Nebo Basin 
Done Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 8271  Payson Lakes 
Beaver Dam Overlook (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. E 8622  Payson Lakes 
Sheepherder Hill (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. N 7087  Payson Lakes 
Jumpoff Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. SW   Payson Lakes 
Camp Koholowo (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. W 7933  Payson Lakes 
Dry Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SW   Payson Lakes 
Kemo Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SW   Nebo Basin 
White Pine Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SW   Nebo Basin 
Calkens Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2 mi. W   Payson Lakes 
Beer Bottle Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. S 8337  Nebo Basin 
Sullivan Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2 mi. SW   Payson Lakes 
Buck Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. SW   Nebo Basin 
Gentle Band Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 8212  Payson Lakes 
Spooner Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. SW   Nebo Basin 


Taxon Links for species Mertensia arizonica  Greene

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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