Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08502 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Calochortus aureus S. Watson
Common name   golden mariposa lily
D.M. Barnes   3389  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 29 May 2003 
United States
Kane County
Locality Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, US Highway 89, ca. 10 miles E of Kanab, south shoulder of road;
     Elev.: 5260 ft. (1604 m.)
Habitat Notes red sandy soil, sage community, Shinarump member of Chinle Formation. 
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 37° 2'  22" N, 112° 17'  25" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Calochortus aureus S. Wats.

     Calochortus nuttallii var. aureus (S. Wats.) Ownbey

Common Name(s): golden mariposa lily.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=42836, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Liliidae
                            Order: Liliales
                                Family: Liliaceae
                                    Genus: Calochortus
                                        Species: Calochortus aureus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08502s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05969s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10375s1.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
Navajo Well (Well) Kane County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 5358  Johnson Lakes 
Flag Point (Cape) Kane County, UT 1.6 mi. N 6316  Johnson Lakes 
The Seeps (Spring) Kane County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 5181  Johnson Lakes 
Pioneer Gap (Gap) Kane County, UT 1.7 mi. E 5364  Johnson Lakes 
Dishopan Hill (Summit) Kane County, UT 2.9 mi. W 5502  Johnson Lakes 
Glass Eye Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.8 mi. N   Johnson Lakes 
Crescent Butte (Summit) Kane County, UT 3.1 mi. W 5574  Johnson Lakes 
Seaman Wash (Stream) Coconino County, AZ 4 mi. S   Petrified Hollow 
Johnson Spring (Spring) Coconino County, AZ 3.9 mi. SW 5259  Muggins Flat 
Buck Pasture Canyon (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 4.1 mi. S   Buck Pasture Canyon 
Seaman Wash (Arroyo) Kane County, UT 4.3 mi. S   Petrified Hollow 
Flood Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.9 mi. W   Johnson Lakes 
Hells Bellows (Basin) Kane County, UT 3.9 mi. W 5158  Johnson Lakes 
Center Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.5 mi. N   Johnson Lakes 
Johnson Lakes Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.6 mi. NW   Pine Point 
Shinarump Cliffs (Cliff) Kane County, UT 4.2 mi. SW 5341  Johnson Lakes 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Coconino County, AZ 5.1 mi. S   Buck Pasture Canyon 
Johnson Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.2 mi. W   Bald Knoll 
Hods Ranch (Locale) Kane County, UT 4.4 mi. E 5341  Petrified Hollow 
Johnson Lakes (Lake) Kane County, UT 5.4 mi. N 5548  Johnson Lakes 


Taxon Links for species Calochortus aureus  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

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