Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10320 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cryptantha utahensis (A. Gray) Greene
Common name   Utah forget-me-not
Donna M. Barnes   4237  
Coll. Date 19 April 2005 
United States
Washington County
Locality ca. 2 miles W of Beaver Dam Wash and Lytle Ranch, [along Bull Valley Road, at the summit of the slope on the W side of Beaver Dam Wash];
     Elev.: 3165 ft. (965 m.)
Habitat Notes warm desert shrub community; gravelly slope of roadcut. 
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° 8'  14" N, 114° 2'  6" 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):

     Cryptantha utahensis (Gray) Greene

     Krynitzkia utahensis Gray

Common Name(s): scented catseye, scented cryptantha, Utah cryptantha.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31883, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10320s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 06344s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10157s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11404d2.jpg 
specimen image: 11404s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
17928 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 2346 ft. W
05725 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" same section
14816 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" same section
08746 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 1390 ft. SE
14495 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 2925 ft. W
14494 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" 594 ft. S
08743 Amaranthus albus      "pale pigweed" 1390 ft. SE
08738 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" 1390 ft. SE
10194 Baccharis glutinosa      "sticky seep-willow" 2949 ft. W
10321 Baileya multiradiata      "desert marigold" same section
08733 Berula erecta      "cut-leaf water parsnip" 1390 ft. SE
10195 Calochortus flexuosus      "winding mariposa lily" 1.9 mi. NE
08736 Centaurium calycosum      "Western centaury" 1390 ft. SE
08734 Chenopodium botrys      "Jerusalem oak goosefoot" 1390 ft. SE
05742 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" same section
08744 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 1390 ft. SE
05745 Cucurbita foetidissima      "Missouri gourd" same section
10196 Dichelostemma pulchellum      "bluedicks" 1.9 mi. NE
05760 Ficus carica      "edible fig" same section
15452 Fraxinus pennsylvanica      "green ash" 1.3 mi. NW
05724 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" same section
05746 Juglans major      "Arizona walnut" same section
08735 Juncus torreyi      "Torrey's rush" 1390 ft. SE
15219 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" same section
14490 Lycium andersonii      "Anderson's desert-thorn" 594 ft. S
05744 Lycium torreyi      "Torrey wolfberry" same section
17930 Lygodesmia       "skeleton plant" 924 ft. SW
08741 Mimulus bigelovii  var. cuspidatus  1390 ft. SE
05726 Morus alba      "white mulberry" same section
05737 Neolloydia johnsonii     same section
05759 Nerium oleander      "oleander" same section
05764 Opuntia acanthocarpa     same section
05763 Opuntia basilaris  var. basilaris   "beavertail pricklypear" same section
05762 Opuntia engelmannii  var. linguiformis   "cactus apple" same section
05761 Opuntia phaeacantha  var. laevis  same section
05765 Opuntia violacea     same section
05743 Paspalum distichum      "knotgrass" same section
08737 Petunia parviflora     1390 ft. SE
10322 Phacelia ambigua      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
08745 Phoradendron californicum      "mesquite mistletoe" 1390 ft. SE
08740 Polypogon viridis      "water beard grass" 1390 ft. SE
08739 Psathyrotes annua      "annual turtleback" 1390 ft. SE
05324 Punica granatum      "pomegranate" same section
17929 Salix       "willow" 2346 ft. W
17927 Salix       "willow" 2346 ft. W
05727 Salix laevigata      "red willow" same section
14815 Salix laevigata      "red willow" same section
08742 Solanum sarrachoides     1390 ft. SE
15432 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bull Valley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1707 ft. E 2736  Scarecrow Peak 
Bull Valley Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 1910 ft. E   Jacks Mountain 
Guy Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. N   Scarecrow Peak 
Indian Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. E   West Mountain Peak 
Little Bull Valley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. NE   Scarecrow Peak 
Catclaw Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. NE   Scarecrow Peak 
Reber Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. S   Castle Cliff 
Snow Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. S 2562  Terry Benches 
Snow Spring Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 3.1 mi. S   Scarecrow Peak 
Burgess Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. S   Castle Cliff 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. N   West Mountain Peak 
Terry Benches (Bench) Lincoln County, NV 5.5 mi. S 2815  Terry Benches 
Lower Lime Mountain Well (Well) Lincoln County, NV 5.3 mi. N 3288  Scarecrow Peak 


Taxon Links for species Cryptantha utahensis  (A. Gray) 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

Google Images

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