Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14408 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Vaccinium cespitosum Michx.
Common name   dwarf bilberry
R. Van Buren   1087  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 08 August 2005 
United States
Summit County
Locality on the W side of the Hayden Fork of the Bear River, E side of Utah Highway 150, at the junction with Sulphur Campground Rd;
     Elev.: 9140 ft. (2786 m.)
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° 47'  15.96" N, 110° 53'  4.26" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L1S1. 


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

     Vaccinium caespitosum Michx.

     Vaccinium cespitosum Michx.

Common Name(s): dwarf bilberry, dwarf blueberry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=565591, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Ericales
                                Family: Ericaceae
                                    Genus: Vaccinium
                                        Species: Vaccinium caespitosum


Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14412 Penstemon leonardii  var. leonardii   "Leonard's beardtongue" same section
14413 Pinus contorta  var. latifolia   "lodgepole pine" same section
11327 Pinus contorta  var. latifolia   "lodgepole pine" 1.5 mi. N
14868 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 381 ft. N
14734 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 381 ft. N
18051 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" same section
14410 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" same section
14733 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 381 ft. N
14409 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" same section
18052 Salix wolfii      "Wolf's willow" same section
14736 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 51 ft. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Whiskey Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 297 ft. SE   Whitney Reservoir 
Holiday Park Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 1749 ft. E 9374  Whitney Reservoir 
Bourbon Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 0.8 mi. W 9823  Whitney Reservoir 
Whiskey Island Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.2 mi. SW 10352  Whitney Reservoir 
Kletting Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 2.3 mi. SE 12022  Christmas Meadows 
Gold Hill (Summit) Summit County, UT 2.2 mi. NW 10545  Whitney Reservoir 
Beaver View Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.7 mi. N 8960  Christmas Meadows 
Hell Hole (Bend) Summit County, UT 2.2 mi. E 10384  Christmas Meadows 
Hell Hole Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.3 mi. E 10348  Christmas Meadows 
Gold Hill Pass (Gap) Summit County, UT 2.9 mi. N 9882  Whitney Reservoir 
Fir Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.2 mi. S 10361  Mirror Lake 
Teal Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. S 10276  Mirror Lake 
Jewel Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.4 mi. S 10332  Mirror Lake 
Hayden Fork Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. NE 8869  Christmas Meadows 
Naomi Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.6 mi. S 10407  Mirror Lake 
Cutthroat Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.7 mi. S 10407  Mirror Lake 
Fish Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 3.1 mi. SW 10335  Whitney Reservoir 
Fish Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 3.1 mi. SW 10335  Whitney Reservoir 
Ruth Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.8 mi. S 10348  Mirror Lake 
Hayden Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.8 mi. S 10434  Mirror Lake 


Taxon Links for species Vaccinium cespitosum  Michx.

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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