Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11805 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cryptantha interrupta (Greene) Payson
Common name   Elko cat's eye
Donna M. Barnes   5224  
Coll. Date 27 June 2006 
United States
Box Elder County
Locality Grouse Creek Mountains, Keg Spring Canyon road, in shallow valley between two rounded mountain tops, [Ingham Peak Ridge Road, N of the junction with Keg Springs Road];
     Elev.: 7613 ft. (2321 m.)
Habitat Notes windswept, caespitose community; gravelly soil. 
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 41° 35'  10.1" N, 113° 44'  37.6" 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 interrupta (Greene) Payson

Common Name(s): Elko cryptantha.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31825, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11805s2.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11813 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" same section
11798 Arenaria fendleri      "King's sandwort" 1.3 mi. S
11804 Artemisia nova  var. nova  1.3 mi. S
16026 Astragalus cibarius      "browse milkvetch" same section
11811 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" same section
11816 Crepis acuminata      "tapertip hawksbeard" same section
11803 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" 1.3 mi. S
11800 Elymus elymoides  subsp. californicus   "California squirreltail" 1.3 mi. S
11809 Erigeron nanus      "dwarf fleabane" same section
11799 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. desertorum   "Great Basin Desert wild buckwheat" 1.3 mi. S
11812 Eriogonum microthecum  var. laxiflorum   "Great Basin wild buckwheat" same section
11801 Helianthella uniflora      "one-flowered little sunflower" 1.3 mi. S
11807 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" same section
11814 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" same section
11802 Pediocactus simpsonii      "Simpson's pincushion cactus" 1.3 mi. S
11810 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" same section
11817 Physaria chambersii  var. chambersii   "Chambers' twinpod" same section
11808 Sedum lanceolatum      "spearleaf stonecrop" same section
11815 Silene douglasii      "Douglas's catchfly" same section
11806 Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia      "gooseberry-leaf globemallow" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Muddy Range (Range) Box Elder County, UT 1 mi. E 6483  Emigrant Pass 
Chokecherry Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 2.1 mi. S 6536  Emigrant Pass 
Sickle Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 2.8 mi. N 6585  Potters Creek 
Puckett Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.1 mi. S 6405  Emigrant Pass 
Keg Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 2.3 mi. W 6060  Rocky Pass Peak 
Clay Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.3 mi. N 6792  Ingham Canyon 
Willow Springs (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 2.8 mi. W 5988  Rocky Pass Peak 
Rocky Pass (Gap) Box Elder County, UT 3.7 mi. S 6893  Rocky Pass Peak 
Rocky Pass Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.7 mi. S 6785  Rocky Pass Peak 
Willow Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 4 mi. S 6414  Emigrant Pass 
Rocky Pass Peak (Summit) Box Elder County, UT 4.1 mi. S 7399  Rocky Pass Peak 
Rosebud Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.8 mi. NE 5722  Potters Creek 
Ingham Peak (Summit) Box Elder County, UT 4.5 mi. N 8409  Ingham Canyon 
Upper Butte Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 4.5 mi. N 6992  Ingham Canyon 
Coal Mine Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.5 mi. W 5788  Rocky Pass Peak 
Grouse Creek Mountains (Range) Box Elder County, UT 4.8 mi. N 7678  Ingham Canyon 
Emigrant Pass (Gap) Box Elder County, UT 4.8 mi. S 6096  Emigrant Pass 
Cedar Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.9 mi. SW 5873  Rocky Pass Peak 
Mud Basin Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 4.7 mi. S 6487  Rocky Pass Peak 
Government Well (Well) Box Elder County, UT 4 mi. NW 5801  Rocky Pass Peak 


Taxon Links for species Cryptantha interrupta  (Greene) Payson

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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