Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09937 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Sphenosciadium capitellatum A. Gray
Common name   woollyhead parsnip
W.H. Whaley   s.n.  
Coll. Date 25 July 2004 
United States
Mono County
Locality Sierra Nevada, W side of Saddlebag Lake.
     Elev.: 10100 ft. (3079 m.)
Habitat Notes along dry W facing slope of the lake, in talus. 
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° 58'  3" N, 119° 16'  28" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
Specimen Notes plant habit is very different from plants found in wet meadows 


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

     Sphenosciadium capitellatum Gray

Common Name(s): button parsley, woollyhead parsnip.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=29873, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Apiales
                                Family: Apiaceae
                                    Genus: Sphenosciadium
                                        Species: Sphenosciadium capitellatum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09937s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 09935s3.jpg 
specimen image: 09936s2.jpg 
specimen image: 13099s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13110s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09936 Sphenosciadium capitellatum      "woollyhead parsnip" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Saddlebag Campground (Locale) Mono County, CA 939 ft. SE 10099  Tioga Pass 
Saddlebag 104-039 Dam (Dam) Mono County, CA 1070 ft. SE 10092  Tioga Pass 
Saddlebag Lake (Reservoir) Mono County, CA 1070 ft. SE 10092  Tioga Pass 
Saddlebag Lake Resort (Locale) Mono County, CA 1058 ft. SE 10105  Tioga Pass 
Carnegie Institute Experimental Station (School) Mono County, CA 3000 ft. SW 9840  Tioga Pass 
Sawmill Campground (Locale) Mono County, CA 0.7 mi. S 9791  Tioga Pass 
Tioga Crest (Ridge) Mono County, CA 1.1 mi. NE 11303  Tioga Pass 
Maul Lake (Lake) Mono County, CA 1.2 mi. SW 10227  Tioga Pass 
Greenstone Lake (Lake) Mono County, CA 1.2 mi. NW 10145  Tioga Pass 
Green Treble Lake (Lake) Mono County, CA 1.3 mi. SW 10230  Tioga Pass 
Spuller Lake (Lake) Mono County, CA 1.4 mi. S 10276  Tioga Pass 
Dore Pass (Gap) Mono County, CA 1.4 mi. NE 11296  Tioga Pass 
Fantail Lake (Lake) Mono County, CA 1.5 mi. S 9905  Tioga Pass 
Hummingbird Lake (Lake) Mono County, CA 1.5 mi. N 10237  Tioga Pass 
Gardisky Lake (Lake) Mono County, CA 1.4 mi. SE 10502  Tioga Pass 
Harvey Monroe Hall Research Natural Area (Area) Mono County, CA 1.4 mi. W 10365  Tioga Pass 
Finger Lake (Lake) Mono County, CA 1.6 mi. SW 10634  Tioga Pass 
Lundy Pass (Gap) Mono County, CA 1.8 mi. N 10375  Tioga Pass 
Z Lake (Lake) Mono County, CA 1.8 mi. N 10440  Tioga Pass 
Dore Cliff (Cliff) Mono County, CA 1.9 mi. N 11385  Tioga Pass 


Taxon Links for species Sphenosciadium capitellatum  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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