Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09162 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Hulsea algida A. Gray
Common name   Pacific alpinegold
J.G. Harris   3486  
   with D. Axford
Coll. Date 30 July 2003 
United States
White Pine County
Locality Great Basin National Park, Snake Range, toe of Wheeler Peak rock glacier.
     Elev.: 10791 ft. (3290 m.)
Habitat Notes quartzite scree. 
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 38° 59'  27" N, 114° 18'  27" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


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

     Hulsea algida Gray

     Hulsea caespitosa A. Nels. & Kennedy
     Hulsea carnosa Rydb.
     Hulsea nevadensis Gandog.

Common Name(s): alpine hulsea, Pacific hulsea.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=37747, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Hulsea
                                        Species: Hulsea algida


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09162f1.jpg specimen image: 09162s2.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09112 Calamagrostis purpurascens      "purple reedgrass" same section
09142 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" 2693 ft. E
09125 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" 2261 ft. SE
09139 Geum rossii  var. turbinatum   "Ross' avens" 2261 ft. SE
09131 Minuartia rubella      "beautiful sandwort" 2693 ft. E
09166 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 2261 ft. SE
09163 Oxytropis parryi      "Parry's oxytrope" 2693 ft. E
09138 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" 2693 ft. E
09110 Poa glauca  subsp. rupicola   "timberline bluegrass" 2693 ft. E
09165 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 2261 ft. SE
09132 Potentilla rubricaulis      "red-stemmed cinquefoil" 2693 ft. E
09164 Ranunculus eschscholtzii  var. eschscholtzii   "Eschscholtz's buttercup" 2261 ft. SE
09170 Silene acaulis  var. subacaulescens   "moss catchfly" 2693 ft. E
09111 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 2261 ft. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bristlecone Pine Interpretive Trail (Trail) White Pine County, NV 1452 ft. N 10716  Wheeler Peak 
Wheeler Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 2400 ft. SW 12993  Wheeler Peak 
Jeff Davis Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 0.6 mi. E 12766  Wheeler Peak 
Teresa Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 0.9 mi. N 10276  Windy Peak 
Blue Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 0.9 mi. N 10227  Windy Peak 
Brown Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 0.9 mi. N 10207  Windy Peak 
Solace Loop (Trail) White Pine County, NV 1.1 mi. N 10165  Windy Peak 
Stella Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 1.1 mi. N 10414  Windy Peak 
Wheeler Peak Campground (Locale) White Pine County, NV 1.4 mi. N 9866  Windy Peak 
Baker Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 1.5 mi. S 11851  Wheeler Peak 
Treasure Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 2.3 mi. S 10565  Wheeler Peak 
Baker Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 2.3 mi. S 10634  Wheeler Peak 
Bald Mountain (Summit) White Pine County, NV 2.2 mi. N 11497  Windy Peak 
North Fork Baker Creek (Stream) White Pine County, NV 2.1 mi. SE   Wheeler Peak 
Buck Mountain (Summit) White Pine County, NV 2.6 mi. N 10932  Windy Peak 
Peak View Point (Locale) White Pine County, NV 2.7 mi. N 9935  Windy Peak 
Blue Ridge (Ridge) White Pine County, NV 2.9 mi. N 10555  Windy Peak 
Pyramid Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 3 mi. S 11835  Wheeler Peak 
Seren View Point (Locale) White Pine County, NV 2.7 mi. NE 9266  Windy Peak 
Johnson Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 3.3 mi. S 10745  Wheeler Peak 


Taxon Links for species Hulsea algida  A. 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

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