Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14009 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
Common name   mouseear cress
J.G. Harris   4751  
Coll. Date 19 May 2008 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Mountains, Mt. Timpanogos, footslopes above Timpanogos Park;
     Elev.: 5150 ft. (1570 m.)
Habitat Notes Quercus gambelii-Acer grandidentatum comm. 
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° 19'  50" N, 111° 38'  27" 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):

     Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.

     Arabis thaliana L.
     Sisymbrium thalianum (L.) J. Gay & Monn.

Common Name(s): mouseear cress, mouse-ear cress.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23041, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Capparales
                                Family: Brassicaceae
                                    Genus: Arabidopsis
                                        Species: Arabidopsis thaliana


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 14009s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05874s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00173 Acer grandidentatum      "bigtooth maple" 1.4 mi. S
02786 Allium acuminatum      "taper-tip wild onion" 1.4 mi. S
15433 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" 1.5 mi. S
14921 Astragalus       "milkvetch" 1.6 mi. S
01637 Astragalus cibarius      "browse milkvetch" 1.4 mi. S
01636 Astragalus drummondii      "Drummond's milkvetch" 1.4 mi. S
01556 Astragalus drummondii      "Drummond's milkvetch" 1.4 mi. S
07237 Atriplex patula      "spear saltbush" same section
06794 Balsamorhiza hookeri  var. hispidula   "Hooker's balsamroot" 1.4 mi. S
06793 Balsamorhiza hookeri  var. hispidula   "Hooker's balsamroot" 1.4 mi. S
06795 Balsamorhiza sagittata      "arrow-leaf balsamroot" 1.4 mi. S
06796 Balsamorhiza sagittata      "arrow-leaf balsamroot" 1.4 mi. S
01305 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" same section
06822 Caltha leptosepala      "white marsh marigold" 1.1 mi. W
01294 Celtis reticulata     2388 ft. SW
15434 Cercocarpus ledifolius      "curl-leaf mountain mahogany" 1.5 mi. S
14915 Cirsium       "thistle" 1.6 mi. S
07238 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" same section
01306 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" same section
15371 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" 1 mi. SE
01643 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" 1.4 mi. S
02787 Collomia grandiflora      "grand collomia" 1.4 mi. S
15310 Convolvulus arvensis      "field bindweed" same section
14912 Crepis       "hawksbeard" 1.6 mi. S
14914 Delphinium       "larkspur" 1.6 mi. S
01638 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 1.4 mi. S
01642 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" 1.4 mi. S
01553 Geranium viscosissimum  var. incisum   "sticky purple geranium" 1.4 mi. S
15435 Gutierrezia sarothrae      "common snakeweed" 1.5 mi. S
14917 Hackelia       "stickseed" 1.6 mi. S
14918 Hackelia       "stickseed" 1.6 mi. S
14916 Hackelia       "stickseed" 1.6 mi. S
14909 Hedysarum       "sweetvetch" 1.6 mi. S
15372 Humulus lupulus      "common hop" 1 mi. SE
14919 Hydrophyllum       "waterleaf" 1.6 mi. S
01554 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" 1.4 mi. S
00347 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" 1.4 mi. S
01639 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" 1.4 mi. S
14923 Lathyrus       "pea" 1.6 mi. S
01874 Linaria dalmatica      "Dalmatian toadflax" same section
14911 Lomatium       "desert parsley" 1.6 mi. S
01635 Mertensia brevistyla      "Wasatch bluebells" 1.4 mi. S
01640 Microseris nutans      "nodding silverpuffs" 1.4 mi. S
14436 Perityle stansburyi      "Stansbury's rockdaisy" same section
14910 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" 1.6 mi. S
01307 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" same section
01872 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" same section
14922 Rorippa       "yellowcress" 1.6 mi. S
01873 Sambucus caerulea     same section
14008 Sanguisorba minor      "small burnet" same section
08782 Setaria pumila  subsp. pumila   "yellow bristle grass" 1.2 mi. W
14920 Taraxacum       "dandelion" 1.6 mi. S
09514 Thelypodium laxiflorum      "loose-flowered thelypody" 1.4 mi. S
15440 Ulmus pumila      "Siberian elm" 1.9 mi. SE
01555 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" 1.4 mi. S
14913 Wyethia       "mule's ears" 1.6 mi. S
01644 Wyethia amplexicaulis      "mule's ears" 1.4 mi. S
13626 Zigadenus paniculatus      "foothill death camas" 1.6 mi. S
01641 Zigadenus paniculatus      "foothill death camas" 1.4 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Union Aqueduct (Canal) Utah County, UT 519 ft. E 5158  Orem 
Wicks (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1135 ft. SE 4928  Orem 
Alta Aqueduct (Canal) Utah County, UT 2714 ft. W 5581  Orem 
Christmas City (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 4902  Orem 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. SE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Orem Bench Wildlife Management Area (Park) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. N 5929  Orem 
Springdell (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. E 4974  Bridal Veil Falls 
Olmstead (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. SW 4856  Orem 
Canyon Glen Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. E 5004  Bridal Veil Falls 
Rotary Park Picnic Area (Park) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. E 5043  Bridal Veil Falls 
Canyon Glen (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. E 5049  Bridal Veil Falls 
Provo Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. SW   Aspen Grove 
Rotary Park (Park) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. E 5404  Bridal Veil Falls 
Caryhurst (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. S 4866  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 4846  Orem 
Little Baldy (Summit) Utah County, UT 2 mi. N 7546  Orem 
Nunns (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. E 5154  Bridal Veil Falls 
Charter Canyon Hospital (Hospital) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 4856  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 4856  Orem 
Orem Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. W 4892  Orem 


Taxon Links for species Arabidopsis thaliana  (L.) Heynh.

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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