Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13861 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Castilleja rhexiifolia Rydb.
Common name   meadow-beauty paintbrush
J.G. Harris   4603  
Coll. Date 23 June 2007 
United States
Juab County
Locality Wasatch Mountains, Mt. Nebo, Pole Canyon Basin, NW of summit;
     Elev.: 10365 ft. (3160 m.)
Habitat Notes limestone ledges and limestone and shale scree slopes. 
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° 49'  38" N, 111° 45'  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):

     Castilleja rhexiifolia Rydb.

     Castilleja lauta A. Nels.
     Castilleja leonardii Rydb.
     Castilleja oregonensis Gandog.

Common Name(s): rhexialeaf paintbrush, splitleaf Indian paintbrush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=33164, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Scrophulariales
                                Family: Scrophulariaceae
                                    Genus: Castilleja
                                        Species: Castilleja rhexiifolia


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12319 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" 1526 ft. W
13939 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Teton windflower" 1532 ft. SW
13868 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Teton windflower" 1581 ft. NE
12321 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Rocky Mountain windflower" 2438 ft. W
13871 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 1581 ft. NE
04047 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" 1.3 mi. S
13916 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" 2293 ft. S
13855 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" same section
12298 Aquilegia scopulorum  var. scopulorum   "Utah columbine" 2022 ft. S
12338 Arabis drummondii      "Drummond's rockcress" 1.3 mi. NW
12318 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 1526 ft. W
12337 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. incompta   "Louisiana wormwood" 1.3 mi. NW
00535 Artemisia michauxiana      "Michaux's wormwood" 1.9 mi. SW
12329 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" 2438 ft. W
13860 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" same section
13926 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 2293 ft. S
00534 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.9 mi. SW
12313 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1526 ft. W
00536 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.9 mi. SW
13925 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 2293 ft. S
13863 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" same section
13933 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" 2293 ft. S
12304 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" 2022 ft. S
12323 Cerastium beeringianum      "mouse-ear chickweed" 2438 ft. W
00524 Chenopodium fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's goosefoot" 1.9 mi. SW
04046 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 1.3 mi. S
13870 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 1581 ft. NE
12299 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 2022 ft. S
13918 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 2293 ft. S
12327 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" 2438 ft. W
13858 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" same section
12334 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1.3 mi. NW
12335 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1.3 mi. NW
00525 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 1.9 mi. SW
12330 Draba aurea      "golden whitlow-cress" 2438 ft. W
13945 Draba aurea      "golden whitlow-cress" 1532 ft. SW
13944 Draba lonchocarpa      "long-pod whitlow-cress" 1532 ft. SW
13120 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 1.1 mi. NW
13946 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 1532 ft. SW
13125 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 1741 ft. SW
13124 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 1.1 mi. NW
12311 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 2022 ft. S
13123 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 1741 ft. SW
12340 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" 1.3 mi. NW
00530 Elymus trachycaulus  subsp. trachycaulus   "slender wheatgrass" 1.9 mi. SW
13936 Epilobium alpinum  var. clavatum  2293 ft. S
13924 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" 2293 ft. S
12305 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" 2022 ft. S
00533 Erigeron speciosus      "aspen fleabane" 1.9 mi. SW
13943 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 1532 ft. SW
00529 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 1.9 mi. SW
12310 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 2022 ft. S
13931 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 2293 ft. S
00519 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1.9 mi. SW
12320 Haplopappus macronema      "whitestem goldenbush" 1526 ft. W
13941 Heuchera rubescens      "pink alumroot" 1532 ft. SW
00522 Holodiscus dumosus      "mountainspray" 1.9 mi. SW
13919 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" 2293 ft. S
13864 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" same section
00528 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" 1.9 mi. SW
12312 Lupinus argenteus  var. utahensis   "Utah silky lupine" 1526 ft. W
12324 Lychnis drummondii     2438 ft. W
12306 Minuartia nuttallii  subsp. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" 2022 ft. S
13872 Minuartia nuttallii  var. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" 1581 ft. NE
13934 Minuartia nuttallii  var. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" 2293 ft. S
13935 Minuartia rubella      "beautiful sandwort" 2293 ft. S
12315 Noccaea montana      "alpine pennycress" 1526 ft. W
13867 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" same section
00526 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" 1.9 mi. SW
12317 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 1526 ft. W
12333 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" 1.3 mi. NW
13862 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" same section
12326 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 2438 ft. W
12332 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.3 mi. NW
00598 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.9 mi. SW
12302 Penstemon montanus      "cord-root beardtongue" 2022 ft. S
13917 Penstemon montanus      "cord-root beardtongue" 2293 ft. S
13948 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" 1 mi. NW
12341 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" 1.3 mi. NW
12314 Phacelia heterophylla      "variable-leaf scorpionweed" 1526 ft. W
13875 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "western bladderpod" 1581 ft. NE
13928 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "western bladderpod" 2293 ft. S
12339 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "King's bladderpod" 1.3 mi. NW
12331 Physaria occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western bladderpod" 2438 ft. W
13866 Poa fendleriana  var. longiligula   "muttongrass" same section
12322 Poa interior      "Greenland bluegrass" 2022 ft. S
13923 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 2293 ft. S
12325 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 2438 ft. W
13859 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" same section
13937 Potentilla concinna  var. concinna   "elegant cinquefoil" 1532 ft. SW
13938 Potentilla ovina  var. ovina   "sheep cinquefoil" 1532 ft. SW
13857 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" same section
13856 Ranunculus adoneus      "alpine buttercup" same section
13869 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1581 ft. NE
13874 Ribes wolfii      "Wolf's currant" 1581 ft. NE
13920 Saxifraga cespitosa      "tufted saxifrage" 2293 ft. S
00521 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1.9 mi. SW
13932 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" 2293 ft. S
13873 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" 1581 ft. NE
12307 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" 2022 ft. S
00527 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" 1.9 mi. SW
12308 Senecio fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's ragwort" 2022 ft. S
13922 Senecio fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's ragwort" 2293 ft. S
12309 Senecio werneriifolius  var. malmstenoides   "ashy groundsel" 2022 ft. S
13927 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" 2293 ft. S
12328 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" 2438 ft. W
04097 Silene acaulis      "mountain spiny milkvetch" 1.3 mi. S
03964 Silene acaulis      "moss catchfly" 1.3 mi. S
04081 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 1.3 mi. S
12336 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1.3 mi. NW
13947 Synthyris laciniata      "western kittentails" 1 mi. NW
12316 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 1526 ft. W
13921 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 2293 ft. S
00520 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" 1.9 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mount Nebo (Summit) Juab County, UT 2164 ft. S 11671  Mona 
Wasatch Range (Range) Juab County, UT 2164 ft. S 11671  Mona 
Pole Canyon Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 2187 ft. N 9416  Mona 
North Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 0.7 mi. S 11280  Mona 
Wolf Pass (Gap) Juab County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 10634  Nebo Basin 
Mount Nebo Wilderness (Reserve) Juab County, UT 0.9 mi. N 8829  Mona 
South Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 10099  Mona 
Hell Hole Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. E 9895  Nebo Basin 
North Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 1 mi. NE 10995  Nebo Basin 
John Jones Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.2 mi. N   Mona 
Middle Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 8977  Nebo Basin 
Nebo Basin Trail (Trail) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 9229  Nebo Basin 
Nebo Bench (Bench) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 9229  Nebo Basin 
Gibson Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 2.1 mi. N   Nebo Basin 
Nebo Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 1.9 mi. SE 7523  Nebo Basin 
Broad Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Mona 
Evans Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. E 8708  Nebo Basin 
Privateer Mine (Mine) Juab County, UT 2.6 mi. N 9046  Mona 
Middle Ridge (Ridge) Juab County, UT 2.6 mi. S 8885  Mona 
Left Fork Salt Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. SE   Nebo Basin 


Taxon Links for species Castilleja rhexiifolia  Rydb.

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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