Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13938 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Potentilla ovina Macoun ex J.M. Macoun
Infraspecific    var. ovina 
Common name   sheep cinquefoil
J.G. Harris   4680  
Coll. Date 15 July 2007 
United States
Juab County
Locality near Utah County line, Wasatch Mountains, Mt. Nebo, along main ridge ca. 230 m NNE of summit;
     Elev.: 11628 ft. (3545 m.)
Habitat Notes limestone ledges and scree; 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 39° 49'  26" N, 111° 45'  33" 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.
Specimen Notes corollas yellow. 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Potentilla ovina var. ovina Macoun ex J.M. Macoun

     Potentilla ovina var. pinnatisecta S. Wats.
     Potentilla wyomingensis A. Nels.

Common Name(s): sheep cinquefoil.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=529833, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Rosaceae
                                    Genus: Potentilla
                                        Species: Potentilla ovina
                                            Variety: Potentilla ovina var. ovina


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.
12319 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" 766 ft. NW
12321 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Rocky Mountain windflower" 2379 ft. NW
13868 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Teton windflower" same section
13939 Anemone multifida  var. tetonensis   "Teton windflower" same section
13871 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
13855 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" 1532 ft. NE
04047 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" 1.1 mi. S
13916 Aquilegia scopulorum      "Utah columbine" 1085 ft. S
12298 Aquilegia scopulorum  var. scopulorum   "Utah columbine" 774 ft. S
12338 Arabis drummondii      "Drummond's rockcress" 1.3 mi. NW
12318 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 766 ft. NW
12337 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. incompta   "Louisiana wormwood" 1.3 mi. NW
00535 Artemisia michauxiana      "Michaux's wormwood" 1.6 mi. SW
12329 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" 2379 ft. NW
13860 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 1532 ft. NE
13926 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 1085 ft. S
13925 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1085 ft. S
13861 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1532 ft. NE
12313 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 766 ft. NW
00536 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.6 mi. SW
00534 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.6 mi. SW
12304 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" 774 ft. S
13863 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" 1532 ft. NE
13933 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" 1085 ft. S
12323 Cerastium beeringianum      "mouse-ear chickweed" 2379 ft. NW
00524 Chenopodium fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's goosefoot" 1.6 mi. SW
13918 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 1085 ft. S
12299 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 774 ft. S
04046 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" 1.1 mi. S
13870 Collomia debilis      "alpine mountain trumpet" same section
13858 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" 1532 ft. NE
12327 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" 2379 ft. NW
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" 1.6 mi. SW
12330 Draba aurea      "golden whitlow-cress" 2379 ft. NW
13945 Draba aurea      "golden whitlow-cress" same section
13944 Draba lonchocarpa      "long-pod whitlow-cress" same section
13125 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 217 ft. S
13946 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" same section
13123 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 217 ft. S
13120 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 1.2 mi. N
13124 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 1.2 mi. N
12311 Draba novolympica      "Trelease's whitlow-cress" 774 ft. S
12340 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" 1.3 mi. NW
00530 Elymus trachycaulus  subsp. trachycaulus   "slender wheatgrass" 1.6 mi. SW
13936 Epilobium alpinum  var. clavatum  1085 ft. S
13924 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" 1085 ft. S
12305 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" 774 ft. S
00533 Erigeron speciosus      "aspen fleabane" 1.6 mi. SW
13943 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" same section
13931 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 1085 ft. S
00529 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 1.6 mi. SW
12310 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" 774 ft. S
00519 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1.6 mi. SW
12320 Haplopappus macronema      "whitestem goldenbush" 766 ft. NW
13941 Heuchera rubescens      "pink alumroot" same section
00522 Holodiscus dumosus      "mountainspray" 1.6 mi. SW
13919 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" 1085 ft. S
13864 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" 1532 ft. NE
00528 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" 1.6 mi. SW
12312 Lupinus argenteus  var. utahensis   "Utah silky lupine" 766 ft. NW
12324 Lychnis drummondii     2379 ft. NW
12306 Minuartia nuttallii  subsp. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" 774 ft. S
13872 Minuartia nuttallii  var. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" same section
13934 Minuartia nuttallii  var. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" 1085 ft. S
13935 Minuartia rubella      "beautiful sandwort" 1085 ft. S
12315 Noccaea montana      "alpine pennycress" 766 ft. NW
13867 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 1532 ft. NE
00526 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" 1.6 mi. SW
12317 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 766 ft. NW
12333 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" 1.3 mi. NW
13862 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" 1532 ft. NE
12326 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 2379 ft. NW
12332 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.3 mi. NW
00598 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.6 mi. SW
12302 Penstemon montanus      "cord-root beardtongue" 774 ft. S
13917 Penstemon montanus      "cord-root beardtongue" 1085 ft. S
13948 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" 1.1 mi. N
12341 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" 1.3 mi. NW
12314 Phacelia heterophylla      "variable-leaf scorpionweed" 766 ft. NW
12339 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "King's bladderpod" 1.3 mi. NW
13928 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "western bladderpod" 1085 ft. S
13875 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "western bladderpod" same section
12331 Physaria occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western bladderpod" 2379 ft. NW
13866 Poa fendleriana  var. longiligula   "muttongrass" 1532 ft. NE
12322 Poa interior      "Greenland bluegrass" 774 ft. S
13859 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 1532 ft. NE
13923 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 1085 ft. S
12325 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 2379 ft. NW
13937 Potentilla concinna  var. concinna   "elegant cinquefoil" same section
13857 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" 1532 ft. NE
13856 Ranunculus adoneus      "alpine buttercup" 1532 ft. NE
13869 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" same section
13874 Ribes wolfii      "Wolf's currant" same section
13920 Saxifraga cespitosa      "tufted saxifrage" 1085 ft. S
00521 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1.6 mi. SW
13932 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" 1085 ft. S
13873 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" same section
00527 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" 1.6 mi. SW
12307 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" 774 ft. S
13922 Senecio fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's ragwort" 1085 ft. S
12308 Senecio fremontii  var. fremontii   "Fremont's ragwort" 774 ft. S
12309 Senecio werneriifolius  var. malmstenoides   "ashy groundsel" 774 ft. S
13927 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" 1085 ft. S
12328 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" 2379 ft. NW
04097 Silene acaulis      "mountain spiny milkvetch" 1.1 mi. S
03964 Silene acaulis      "moss catchfly" 1.1 mi. S
04081 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 1.1 mi. S
12336 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1.3 mi. NW
13947 Synthyris laciniata      "western kittentails" 1.1 mi. N
12316 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 766 ft. NW
13921 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 1085 ft. S
00520 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" 1.6 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 853 ft. S 11671  Mona 
Wasatch Range (Range) Juab County, UT 853 ft. S 11671  Mona 
North Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 2394 ft. S 11280  Mona 
Pole Canyon Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 0.7 mi. N 9416  Mona 
Wolf Pass (Gap) Juab County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 10634  Nebo Basin 
Hell Hole Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. E 9895  Nebo Basin 
South Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 10099  Mona 
North Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 10995  Nebo Basin 
Mount Nebo Wilderness (Reserve) Juab County, UT 1.2 mi. N 8829  Mona 
Middle Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 1.2 mi. S 8977  Nebo Basin 
John Jones Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.5 mi. N   Mona 
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 
Nebo Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 7523  Nebo Basin 
Evans Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. E 8708  Nebo Basin 
Gibson Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Nebo Basin 
Left Fork Salt Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2 mi. SE   Nebo Basin 
Right Fork Salt Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2 mi. SE   Nebo Basin 
Middle Ridge (Ridge) Juab County, UT 2.4 mi. S 8885  Mona 
Broad Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Mona 


Taxon Links for species Potentilla ovina  Macoun ex J.M. Macoun

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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