Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12190 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Phlox pulvinata (Wherry) Cronquist
Common name   cushion phlox
J.G. Harris   4226  
Coll. Date 02 July 2006 
United States
White Pine County
Locality Schell Creek Mountains, ca 7 km due E of Cave Creek Reservoir.
     Elev.: 10283 ft. (3135 m.)
Habitat Notes dolomite ledges & slopes; bristlecone pine 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 39° 11'  7" N, 114° 36'  45" 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):

     Phlox pulvinata (Wherry) Cronq.

     Phlox caespitosa ssp. platyphylla Wherry
     Phlox caespitosa ssp. pulvinata Wherry
     Phlox sibirica ssp. pulvinata (Wherry) W.A. Weber

Common Name(s): cushion phlox, powder phlox.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30980, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Polemoniaceae
                                    Genus: Phlox
                                        Species: Phlox pulvinata


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.
12192 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" same section
16031 Astragalus miser      "timber milkvetch" same section
12196 Boechera microphylla     same section
16030 Cryptantha alpicola      "round-spiked cat's eye" same section
12195 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" same section
12189 Eremogone congesta  var. subcongesta   "loose-headed sandwort" same section
12188 Eremogone congesta  var. subcongesta   "loose-headed sandwort" same section
12185 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" same section
12197 Leucopoa kingii      "spike fescue" same section
12194 Lomatium graveolens  var. alpinum   "alpine biscuitroot" same section
12186 Penstemon leiophyllus  var. francisci-pennellii   "Pennell's beardtongue" same section
12187 Penstemon pachyphyllus  var. congestus   "thick-leaf beardtongue" same section
12182 Penstemon watsonii      "Watson's beardtongue" same section
12184 Physaria hitchcockii  var. confluens   "Hitchcock's bladderpod" same section
12193 Pinus longaeva      "Great Basin bristlecone pine" same section
12181 Potentilla concinna      "elegant cinquefoil" same section
12191 Senecio streptanthifolius      "Rocky Mountain groundsel" same section
12183 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
North Spring (Spring) White Pine County, NV 1.2 mi. W 8908  Cave Creek 
Cave Mountain (Summit) White Pine County, NV 1.7 mi. S 10735  Cave Mountain 
Cave Creek Spring (Spring) White Pine County, NV 1.9 mi. SW 8281  Cave Creek 
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) White Pine County, NV 2.3 mi. NE 7592  Cave Mountain 
Cooper Summit (Summit) White Pine County, NV 2.3 mi. SW 9328  Cave Creek 
East Canyon Spring (Spring) White Pine County, NV 2.5 mi. S 8314  Cave Creek 
Upper Bastian Spring (Spring) White Pine County, NV 2.7 mi. SE 7415  Cave Mountain 
Schell Creek Range (Range) White Pine County, NV 2.7 mi. SW 8872  Cave Creek 
Cave Springs (Spring) White Pine County, NV 2.8 mi. W 7602  Cave Creek 
South Fork Steptoe Creek (Stream) White Pine County, NV 2.8 mi. W   Cave Creek 
Kolcheck Basin (Basin) White Pine County, NV 3.8 mi. N 7838  Cave Mountain 
Bastian Spring (Spring) White Pine County, NV 3.3 mi. SE 6657  Cave Mountain 
Kolcheck Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 4.1 mi. N 8554  Cave Creek 
North Fork Cleve Creek (Stream) White Pine County, NV 3.7 mi. NE   South Schell Peak 
Cleve Creek Campground (Locale) White Pine County, NV 3.7 mi. NE 6441  Cave Mountain 
South Fork Cave Creek (Stream) White Pine County, NV 3.5 mi. W   Cave Creek 
Cleve Creek Mining District (Civil) White Pine County, NV 4.4 mi. N 7589  Cave Mountain 
Summit Spring (Spring) White Pine County, NV 4 mi. SW 8468  Cave Creek 
Aspen Spring (Spring) White Pine County, NV 4.3 mi. SW 7842  Cave Creek 
Cleve Creek Administrative Site (Locale) White Pine County, NV 4 mi. NE 6339  Cave Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Phlox pulvinata  (Wherry) Cronquist

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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