Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13914 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Chenopodium capitatum (L.) Asch.
Infraspecific    var. parvicapitatum S.L. Welsh
Common name   small-headed strawberry blite
J.G. Harris   4656  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 07 July 2007 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Mountains, Mt. Timpanogos, ca 1.0 km due ENE of summit;
     Elev.: 10414 ft. (3175 m.)
Habitat Notes limestone ledges and rubble; alpine tundra. 
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 40° 23'  35" N, 111° 38'  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):

     Chenopodium foliosum (Moench) Aschers.

     Blitum virgatum L.
     Chenopodium capitatum var. parvicapitatum Welsh
     Chenopodium virgatum (L.) Ambrosi, non Thunb.
     Morocarpus foliosus Moench

Common Name(s): leafy goosefoot.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20606, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Chenopodium
                                        Species: Chenopodium foliosum


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 07480s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13803s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
16903 Abies lasiocarpa      "subalpine fir" 1.4 mi. NE
13895 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" same section
01030 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" 974 ft. E
13880 Anemone multifida  var. stylosa   "Rocky Mountain windflower" 1.8 mi. NE
13911 Antennaria media      "Rocky Mountain pussytoes" same section
14010 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
01017 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 974 ft. E
13915 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
13890 Aquilegia flavescens      "yellow columbine" same section
01995 Aquilegia flavescens  var. flavescens   "yellow columbine" 1 mi. NW
13900 Arnica cordifolia  var. pumila   "heart-leaf arnica" same section
05022 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 1.7 mi. NE
13889 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. incompta   "Louisiana wormwood" 1.6 mi. NE
01034 Boechera lyallii     974 ft. E
01023 Boechera stricta     974 ft. E
01029 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" 974 ft. E
13840 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 1.1 mi. SW
01018 Castilleja sulphurea      "sulphur paintbrush" 974 ft. E
13834 Clematis columbiana  var. columbiana   "Rocky Mountain clematis" 1.1 mi. SW
13876 Clematis columbiana  var. columbiana   "Rocky Mountain clematis" 1.8 mi. NE
13885 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 1.6 mi. NE
13852 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" same section
13851 Draba albertina      "alpine whitlow-cress" same section
13907 Draba albertina      "alpine whitlow-cress" same section
13887 Epilobium alpinum  var. clavatum  1.6 mi. NE
13899 Epilobium halleanum      "glandular willowherb" same section
13838 Eremogone kingii      "King's sandwort" 1.1 mi. SW
13912 Eremogone kingii      "King's sandwort" same section
13905 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" same section
05512 Haplopappus macronema      "whitestem goldenbush" 1.1 mi. E
01020 Heuchera parvifolia      "little-leaf alumroot" 974 ft. E
01879 Iliamna rivularis      "streambank wild hollyhock" 1 mi. NW
01024 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" 974 ft. E
13903 Ivesia utahensis      "Utah mousetail" same section
13897 Lewisia pygmaea      "dwarf lewisia" same section
13842 Lomatium graveolens      "King's biscuitroot" 1.1 mi. SW
01022 Lomatium graveolens  var. graveolens   "King's biscuitroot" 974 ft. E
02936 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" same section
13894 Minuartia obtusiloba      "alpine sandwort" same section
01032 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 974 ft. E
13853 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" same section
13837 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.1 mi. SW
13879 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.8 mi. NE
01015 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 974 ft. E
01016 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 974 ft. E
13836 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1.1 mi. SW
13878 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1.8 mi. NE
13904 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" same section
13877 Penstemon montanus      "cord-root beardtongue" 1.8 mi. NE
01021 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" 974 ft. E
13854 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" same section
13908 Physaria occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western bladderpod" same section
01033 Physaria occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western bladderpod" 974 ft. E
13850 Physaria occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western bladderpod" same section
15072 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" 1.6 mi. N
01028 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" 974 ft. E
13835 Potentilla concinna  var. concinna   "elegant cinquefoil" 1.1 mi. SW
01031 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" 974 ft. E
13892 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" same section
01026 Potentilla glandulosa  var. pseudorupestris   "rock-loving sticky cinquefoil" 974 ft. E
13891 Potentilla ovina  var. decurrens   "sheep cinquefoil" same section
13849 Potentilla ovina  var. decurrens   "sheep cinquefoil" same section
13814 Prunus virginiana  var. melanocarpa   "black chokecherry" 1.2 mi. SW
13848 Ranunculus adoneus      "alpine buttercup" same section
01025 Ranunculus adoneus      "alpine buttercup" 974 ft. E
13811 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" 1.2 mi. SW
13884 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1.8 mi. NE
13888 Rorippa curvipes  var. truncata   "bluntleaf yellowcress" 1.6 mi. NE
13896 Sagina saginoides      "arctic pearlwort" same section
13906 Saxifraga rhomboidea      "diamond-leaf saxifrage" same section
13886 Senecio fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's ragwort" 1.6 mi. NE
13841 Senecio integerrimus  var. exaltatus   "Columbia ragwort" 1.1 mi. SW
01019 Senecio integerrimus  var. exaltatus   "Columbia ragwort" 974 ft. E
13893 Sibbaldia procumbens      "creeping sibbaldia" same section
13902 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" same section
13910 Smelowskia calycina  var. americana   "American false candytuft" same section
13901 Solidago multiradiata      "Rocky Mountain goldenrod" same section
01027 Swertia radiata      "elkweed" 974 ft. E
13882 Synthyris pinnatifida  var. pinnatifida   "featherleaf kittentails" 1.8 mi. NE
13815 Synthyris pinnatifida  var. pinnatifida   "featherleaf kittentails" 1.2 mi. SW
13843 Thelypodium sagittatum      "arrow thelypody" same section
13898 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Emerald Lake Shelter (Locale) Utah County, UT 1226 ft. W 10388  Timpanogos Cave 
Emerald Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 1289 ft. W 10401  Timpanogos Cave 
Roberts Horn (Summit) Utah County, UT 2289 ft. N 10735  Timpanogos Cave 
Hidden Lakes (Lake) Utah County, UT 1796 ft. E 9843  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Scenic Area (Area) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. SE 10010  Timpanogos Cave 
Mount Timpanogos (Summit) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. W 11497  Timpanogos Cave 
Mount Timpanogos Wilderness (Reserve) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. S 10913  Timpanogos Cave 
Primrose Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 8173  Aspen Grove 
Cascade Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 9551  Aspen Grove 
Timpanogos Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 10174  Timpanogos Cave 
Giant Staircase (Slope) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. N 8449  Timpanogos Cave 
Big Provo Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 9525  Bridal Veil Falls 
Scout Falls (Falls) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 8334  Timpanogos Cave 
Elk Point (Cape) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. E 8455  Aspen Grove 
Mount Timpanogos Trail (Trail) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 7051  Aspen Grove 
Timpanogos Glacier (Glacier) Utah County, UT 2 mi. S 10220  Bridal Veil Falls 
Theater in the Pines (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 6880  Aspen Grove 
Pika Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. NW 9997  Timpanogos Cave 
Stewarts Cascades (Falls) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. E 6782  Aspen Grove 
Aspen Grove (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. E 6828  Aspen Grove 


Taxon Links for species Chenopodium capitatum  (L.) Asch.

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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