Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14575 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Linanthus caespitosus (Nutt.) J.M. Porter & L.A. Johnson
Common name   mat prickly phlox
R. Van Buren   1265  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 31 May 2006 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Paunsaugunt Plateau, Secret Garden Botanical Area, NE foothills of Wilson Peak, along a dirt road, ca. 1 mile SW of the junction with UT Highway 12;
     Elev.: 8005 ft. (2440 m.)
Habitat Notes Claron Formation; 
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 37° 42'  30.44" N, 112° 16'  43.28" 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: L2S4. 


No synonyms recognized in the ITIS database.


Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14577 Artemisia nova  var. nova  same section
06059 Astragalus humistratus  var. humivagans   "groundcover milkvetch" 1.2 mi. N
06057 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" 1.2 mi. N
04756 Castilleja parvula  var. revealii   "Reveal's paintbrush" same section
06031 Cymopterus minimus      "least spring parsley" 2272 ft. S
04753 Erigeron aphanactis  var. congestus   "rayless shaggy fleabane" same section
06055 Eriogonum alatum      "winged wild buckwheat" 1.2 mi. N
06036 Eriogonum aretioides      "Widtsoe wild buckwheat" 2272 ft. S
14572 Eriogonum aretioides      "Widtsoe wild buckwheat" same section
04752 Eriogonum aretioides      "Widtsoe wild buckwheat" same section
06056 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" 1.2 mi. N
04757 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" same section
14573 Haplopappus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" same section
06054 Lithospermum multiflorum      "many-flowered stoneseed" 1.2 mi. N
15534 Lithospermum multiflorum      "many-flowered stoneseed" same section
06037 Oxytropis oreophila  var. jonesii   "Jone's oxytrope" 2272 ft. S
04755 Oxytropis oreophila  var. jonesii   "Jone's oxytrope" same section
06041 Penstemon bracteatus      "Red Canyon beardtongue" 2272 ft. S
06117 Petradoria pumila  var. pumila   "common rock goldenrod" 1.2 mi. N
14574 Phlox gladiformis      "musky phlox" same section
14579 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" same section
15532 Physaria chambersii  var. membranacea   "scurfy twinpod" same section
06060 Physaria lepidota  var. membranacea   "scurfy twinpod" 1.2 mi. N
06035 Physaria rubicundula      "Bryce Canyon bladderpod" 2272 ft. S
06058 Piptatherum micranthum      "little-seed ricegrass" 1.2 mi. N
14580 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" same section
06061 Sphaeromeria capitata      "common rock-tansy" 1.2 mi. N
14576 Tetradymia canescens      "spineless horsebrush" same section
14578 Tetradymia canescens      "spineless horsebrush" same section
04754 Townsendia jonesii  var. jonesii   "Jones' Townsend-daisy" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Corral Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.6 mi. N   Casto Canyon 
Cabin Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.7 mi. N   Bryce Canyon 
Wilson Peak (Summit) Garfield County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 9033  Wilson Peak 
Butch Cassidy Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Casto Canyon 
Lightning Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. E   Bryce Canyon 
Johnson Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 7799  Bryce Canyon 
Red Canyon Campground (Locale) Garfield County, UT 2.9 mi. NW 7294  Wilson Peak 
Wilson Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Wilson Peak 
Berry Spring Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.4 mi. E   Flake Mountain West 
Horse Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4.3 mi. N 8147  Casto Canyon 
Hillsdale Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.8 mi. SW   Wilson Peak 
Ahlstrom Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. SE   Wilson Peak 
Black Mountain (Summit) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. NW 7901  Casto Canyon 
Left Fork Blue Fly Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.7 mi. S   Tropic Reservoir 
Red Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. NW   Wilson Peak 
Right Fork Blue Fly Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.7 mi. S   Wilson Peak 
Berry Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 4.5 mi. NE 8055  Flake Mountain West 
Mud Spring Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4.9 mi. NE 8127  Flake Mountain West 
Coyote Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.3 mi. E   Wilson Peak 
East Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.9 mi. SE   Bryce Point 


Taxon Links for species Linanthus caespitosus  (Nutt.) J.M. Porter & L.A. Johnson

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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