Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07924 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Kalmia microphylla (Hook.) A. Heller
Common name   alpine laurel
I. Pittman   s.n.  
Coll. Date 07 September 2002 
United States
Summit County
Locality Uinta Mountains, border of Summit and Wasatch Counties, along scenic byway.
Habitat Notes high elevation, spruce fir 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° 36'  9" N, 110° 56'  56" W
Township Range T2S, R9E, 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).


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

     Kalmia microphylla (Hook.) Heller

     Kalmia microphylla ssp. occidentalis (Small) Taylor & MacBryde
     Kalmia microphylla var. occidentalis (Small) Ebinger
     Kalmia occidentalis Small
     Kalmia polifolia ssp. microphylla (Hook.) Calder & Taylor
     Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla (Hook.) Hall
     Kalmia polifolia ssp. occidentalis (Small) Abrams

Common Name(s): alpine bog laurel, alpine laurel.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23678, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Ericales
                                Family: Ericaceae
                                    Genus: Kalmia
                                        Species: Kalmia microphylla


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07924s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04070s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07996s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11914s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02938 Aconitum columbianum  var. columbianum   "western monkshood" 2 mi. N
09532 Allium brevistylum      "short-styled wild onion" 1.6 mi. NE
14512 Artemisia tridentata  var. vaseyana   "Vasey's big sagebrush" same section
14766 Artemisia tridentata  var. vaseyana   "Vasey's big sagebrush" same section
14763 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 1.3 mi. NE
15272 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 1.4 mi. NE
14427 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 1.4 mi. NE
08988 Calystegia sepium      "hedge false bindweed" 1.7 mi. N
09530 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" 1.6 mi. NE
06566 Ceanothus velutinus      "snowbrush ceanothus" 1.3 mi. NE
08989 Chenopodium humile      "marshland goosefoot" 1.7 mi. N
14756 Chimaphila umbellata      "pipsissewa" 1.6 mi. N
04597 Danthonia intermedia      "timber oatgrass" 1 mi. W
18033 Dasiphora fruticosa     1.7 mi. N
04596 Deschampsia cespitosa  subsp. cespitosa   "tufted hairgrass" 1 mi. W
08990 Ledum glandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 1.7 mi. N
14759 Ledum glandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 1.6 mi. N
14420 Ledum glandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 1.6 mi. N
04594 Luzula spicata      "spiked woodrush" 1 mi. W
02939 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" 2 mi. N
04593 Phleum alpinum      "alpine timothy" 1 mi. W
16808 Poa glauca  subsp. glauca   "Greenland bluegrass" 1 mi. W
04598 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" 1 mi. W
14423 Pyrola asarifolia      "liverleaf wintergreen" 1.6 mi. N
14425 Pyrola secunda     1.6 mi. N
18032 Ribes viscosissimum      "sticky currant" same section
14426 Ribes viscosissimum  var. viscosissimum  1.4 mi. NE
17887 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1.4 mi. NE
18031 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" same section
08991 Salix geyeriana  var. geyeriana  1.7 mi. N
14762 Salix lucida      "shining willow" 1.3 mi. NE
17886 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.4 mi. NE
14757 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" 1.6 mi. N
04592 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 1 mi. W
17888 Vaccinium caespitosum     1.4 mi. NE
14421 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.6 mi. N
14758 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.6 mi. N
14765 Vaccinium membranaceum      "thinleaf huckleberry" 1.3 mi. NE
18029 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" same section
14424 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 1.6 mi. N
14428 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 1.4 mi. NE
18030 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" same section
14764 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 1.3 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Duchesne Tunnel (Tunnel) Wasatch County, UT 2397 ft. N 10086  Iron Mine Mountain 
Smooth Rock Falls (Falls) Wasatch County, UT 0.8 mi. W 8501  Iron Mine Mountain 
Cobble Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. W   Iron Mine Mountain 
Broadhead Lake (Lake) Wasatch County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 9945  Iron Mine Mountain 
Cobblerest Campground (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1.5 mi. W 8291  Iron Mine Mountain 
Alexander Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. W 9344  Iron Mine Mountain 
Slate Gorge (Valley) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. N   Mirror Lake 
Slate Gorge Overlook (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.5 mi. N 9013  Mirror Lake 
Iron Mine Mountain (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 10335  Iron Mine Mountain 
Iron Mine Lake (Lake) Wasatch County, UT 2.7 mi. S 9590  Iron Mine Mountain 
Buckeye Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. N 9686  Mirror Lake 
Spectacle Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 9754  Mirror Lake 
Upper Provo Bridge Picnic Area (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 3.1 mi. N 9210  Mirror Lake 
Duchesne Monument (Pillar) Summit County, UT 2.5 mi. W 8160  Iron Mine Mountain 
Lambert Meadow (Flat) Summit County, UT 2.6 mi. NW 9528  Iron Mine Mountain 
Trident Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. N 9810  Mirror Lake 
West Portal (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.6 mi. W 8157  Iron Mine Mountain 
Broadhead Meadows (Flat) Wasatch County, UT 3.4 mi. N 9515  Mirror Lake 
Broadwater Meadows (Flat) Wasatch County, UT 3.4 mi. N 9544  Mirror Lake 
Beth Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.6 mi. N 9781  Mirror Lake 


Taxon Links for species Kalmia microphylla  (Hook.) A. Heller

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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