Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10164 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cryptantha pterocarya (Torr.) Greene
Common name   winged-nut forget-me-not
R. Van Buren   718  
Coll. Date 21 March 2005 
United States
Washington County
Locality Purgatory Basin, fenced enclosure;
     Elev.: 2870 ft. (875 m.)
Habitat Notes warm desert shrub 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 37° 9'  4" N, 113° 25'  46" W
Datum Not recorded
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):

     Cryptantha pterocarya (Torr.) Greene

Common Name(s): winged pick-me-not, wingnut catseye, wingnut cryptantha.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31856, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02552 Abronia fragrans      "snowball sand verbena" same section
02653 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" 2.1 mi. N
02540 Achnatherum hymenoides      "Indian ricegrass" same section
11608 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" 2.1 mi. N
02814 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" 2.1 mi. N
02812 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" 2.1 mi. N
13161 Astragalus ampullarioides     1.2 mi. NE
03102 Astragalus ampullarioides     1.4 mi. NE
02550 Baileya multiradiata      "desert marigold" same section
02539 Bromus rubens      "red brome" same section
03013 Calochortus flexuosus      "winding mariposa lily" 1.2 mi. NE
11619 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" 2.1 mi. N
02554 Capsella bursa-pastoris      "shepherd's purse" same section
02816 Chaenactis carphoclinia      "pebble pincushion" 2.1 mi. N
02557 Chamaesyce albomarginata      "rattlesnake weed" same section
11612 Chorizanthe brevicornu  var. brevicornu   "brittle spineflower" 2.1 mi. N
13220 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 2.1 mi. N
11625 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 2.1 mi. N
13233 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 2.1 mi. N
02654 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 2.1 mi. N
02525 Croton californicus      "California croton" same section
10166 Cryptantha fendleri      "Fendler's forget-me-not" same section
11615 Dasyochloa pulchella      "desert fluffgrass" 2.1 mi. N
11618 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" 2.1 mi. N
02558 Eriastrum eremicum      "desert woollystar" same section
02553 Erigeron utahensis  var. utahensis   "Utah fleabane" same section
02545 Eriodictyon angustifolium      "narrow-leaf yerba santa" same section
11617 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" 2.1 mi. N
11620 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" 2.1 mi. N
02556 Eriophyllum wallacei      "Wallace's easter bonnets" same section
02542 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" same section
11613 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 2.1 mi. N
08122 Gilia hutchinsifolia     1.7 mi. NW
10163 Gilia inconspicua  var. sinuata  same section
11614 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" 2.1 mi. N
02548 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" same section
11611 Lepidium fremontii      "desert peppercress" 2.1 mi. N
11616 Lomatium scabrum  var. tripinnatum   "rough desert parsley" 2.1 mi. N
02544 Mentzelia integra     same section
11610 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" 2.1 mi. N
02815 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" 2.1 mi. N
02651 Mentzelia tricuspis     2.1 mi. N
02813 Mirabilis bigelovii      "Bigelow's desert four o'clock" 2.1 mi. N
02560 Mirabilis multiflora      "Colorado four o'clock" same section
03845 Muhlenbergia porteri      "Porter's muhly" 1 mi. E
02543 Oenothera pallida  var. pallida   "pale evening primrose" same section
11621 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" 2.1 mi. N
02559 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" same section
11623 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 2.1 mi. N
02551 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" same section
02652 Salvia columbariae      "chia" 2.1 mi. N
11609 Senecio douglasii  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" 2.1 mi. N
02541 Sophora nuttalliana      "silky sophora" same section
11622 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 2.1 mi. N
02546 Stephanomeria tenuifolia  var. tenuifolia   "narrow-leaf wirelettuce" same section
10165 Vulpia octoflora      "sixweeks fescue" same section
11624 Yucca angustissima      "narrow-leaf yucca" 2.1 mi. N
02547 Yucca baccata      "banana yucca" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Harrisburg Junction (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. N 3127  Harrisburg Junction 
Purgatory Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 2884  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Dome (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. SW 2920  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. NW 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Sand Mountain Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SE 2891  Harrisburg Junction 
Willow Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SE 2894  Harrisburg Junction 
KDXU-AM (Saint George) (Tower) Washington County, UT 2 mi. W 3146  Harrisburg Junction 
Washington Black Ridge (Ridge) Washington County, UT 2 mi. W 3169  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 3501  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. N 3166  Harrisburg Junction 
Grapevine Pass (Gap) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. W 3196  Harrisburg Junction 
Berry Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. E 2809  Harrisburg Junction 
Saint George and Washington Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 3 mi. SW 2648  Washington Dome 
Heath Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Harrisburg Gap (Gap) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. NE 2792  Harrisburg Junction 
Quail Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. NE   Signal Peak 
Harrisburg Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. NE   Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. NE   Harrisburg Junction 
Warner Valley Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. S 2917  Washington Dome 


Taxon Links for species Cryptantha pterocarya  (Torr.) 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

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