Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12933 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cryptantha sericea (A. Gray) Payson
Common name   silky cat's eye
Donna M. Barnes   5841  
Coll. Date 14 June 2007 
United States
Grand County
Locality Book Cliffs, Hay Canyon Road.
     Elev.: 7076 ft. (2157 m.)
Habitat Notes E facing slope; pine-fir 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° 23'  45" N, 109° 23'  37" 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 sericea (Gray) Payson

     Cryptantha sericea var. perennis (A. Nels.) Payson
     Oreocarya sericea (Gray) Greene

Common Name(s): silky cryptantha.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31869, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12933s3.jpg specimen image: 12933c1.jpg specimen image: 12933d1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 08897s3.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12934 Corydalis aurea      "golden fumewort" same section
12931 Galium multiflorum  var. multiflorum   "shrubby bedstraw" same section
12932 Physaria grahamii      "Graham's twinpod" same section
12930 Thelypodium laxiflorum      "loose-flowered thelypody" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Red Spring (Spring) Grand County, UT 1.6 mi. S 6614  Preacher Canyon 
Three Pines (Populated Place) Grand County, UT 1.7 mi. N 7845  Cedar Camp Canyon 
Shale Spring (Spring) Grand County, UT 1.7 mi. N 7691  Cedar Camp Canyon 
Mexico Point (Cape) Grand County, UT 1.5 mi. E 8015  P R Spring 
Snowshoe Ridge (Ridge) Grand County, UT 2.3 mi. W 7901  Cedar Camp Canyon 
Preacher Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 3.3 mi. S   Cedar Camp Canyon 
Willow Flats (Flat) Grand County, UT 2.9 mi. NW 7681  Cedar Camp Canyon 
Horse Point (Cape) Grand County, UT 3.5 mi. N 7953  P R Spring 
Horse Point Gas Field (Oilfield) Grand County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 8265  P R Spring 
Cedar Camp Spring (Spring) Grand County, UT 3.1 mi. W 7730  Cedar Camp Canyon 
Little Berry Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.6 mi. N   P R Spring 
Wire Fence Point (Summit) Uintah County, UT 4.8 mi. N 7819  Cedar Camp Canyon 
Survey Point (Summit) Grand County, UT 4.2 mi. SW 8225  Preacher Canyon 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.8 mi. S   P R Spring 
Split Point (Cape) Grand County, UT 4.1 mi. NE 8091  P R Spring 
Whetrock Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 5 mi. N   P R Spring 
Cedar Camp Ridge (Ridge) Grand County, UT 4 mi. W 7579  Cedar Camp Canyon 
Fence Canyon Gas Field (Oilfield) Uintah County, UT 5.2 mi. N 7664  Cedar Camp Canyon 
Tomlinson Ranch (Locale) Uintah County, UT 5.3 mi. N 7005  P R Spring 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 5.3 mi. N   P R Spring 


Taxon Links for species Cryptantha sericea  (A. Gray) 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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