Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14643 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Picea pungens Engelm.
Common name   Colorado blue spruce
R. Van Buren   1340  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 15 July 2006 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Range, Provo Canyon, Bridal Veil Falls vicinity, S side of US Highway 189.
     Elev.: 5124 ft. (1562 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° 20'  24.44" N, 111° 36'  16.66" 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: L2S1. 


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

     Picea pungens Engelm.

     Picea parryana Sarg.

Common Name(s): blue spruce, colorado blue spruce, silver spruce.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=183307, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Coniferophyta
                    Class: Pinopsida
                        Order: Pinales
                            Family: Pinaceae
                                Genus: Picea
                                    Species: Picea pungens


Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 13663s1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02155 Acer glabrum  var. glabrum   "New Mexico maple" same section
15415 Acer negundo      "boxelder" 768 ft. NW
14985 Acer negundo      "boxelder" same section
13649 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 1.3 mi. N
02158 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" same section
13652 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" 1.3 mi. N
06822 Caltha leptosepala      "white marsh marigold" 1 mi. SE
13651 Cercocarpus montanus      "alderleaf mountain mahogany" 1.3 mi. N
14641 Clematis occidentalis      "purple virgins-bower" 505 ft. SE
02189 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" same section
02196 Cornus sericea      "redosier dogwood" same section
02191 Cornus sericea      "redosier dogwood" same section
15220 Cornus sericea      "redosier dogwood" 334 ft. W
15416 Cornus sericea      "redosier dogwood" 768 ft. NW
14640 Crataegus douglasii  var. rivularis  505 ft. SE
13648 Cymopterus longipes  var. longipes   "long-stalked spring parsley" 1.3 mi. N
01493 Cynoglossum officinale      "gypsyflower" 1.2 mi. SE
13646 Descurainia pinnata  var. osmiarum  1.3 mi. N
01491 Geranium viscosissimum  var. incisum   "sticky purple geranium" 1.2 mi. SE
10911 Humulus lupulus      "common hop" 2085 ft. S
15261 Humulus lupulus      "common hop" 543 ft. W
15232 Humulus lupulus      "common hop" 397 ft. W
15257 Humulus lupulus      "common hop" 567 ft. W
01874 Linaria dalmatica      "Dalmatian toadflax" 1.9 mi. SE
13653 Lonicera involucrata      "twinberry honeysuckle" 1.3 mi. N
01488 Lonicera involucrata  var. involucrata   "twinberry honeysuckle" 1.2 mi. SE
02157 Mahonia repens      "Oregongrape" same section
13650 Mertensia oblongifolia      "western bluebells" 1.3 mi. N
01492 Penstemon eatonii  var. eatonii  1.2 mi. SE
01487 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" 1.2 mi. SE
02156 Physocarpus alternans      "dwarf ninebark" same section
14865 Physocarpus alternans      "dwarf ninebark" 709 ft. W
14986 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" same section
14644 Physocarpus monogynus      "mountain ninebark" 709 ft. W
15275 Picea pungens      "Colorado blue spruce" 2436 ft. SE
13655 Poa compressa      "Canada bluegrass" 1.3 mi. N
02188 Populus tremuloides      "quaking aspen" same section
01872 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" 1.9 mi. SE
15414 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" 768 ft. NW
02193 Rhus aromatica  var. trilobata   "skunkbush sumac" same section
02194 Rhus aromatica  var. trilobata   "skunkbush sumac" same section
14645 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" 709 ft. W
14984 Rosa       "rose" same section
02195 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" same section
01490 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" 1.2 mi. SE
02199 Salix exigua      "narrow-leaf willow" same section
02187 Salix x fragilis  hybrid [alba x euxina]   "crack willow" same section
02159 Sambucus caerulea     same section
01873 Sambucus caerulea     1.9 mi. SE
08782 Setaria pumila  subsp. pumila   "yellow bristle grass" 1 mi. SE
15259 Solanum dulcamara      "climbing nightshade" 2142 ft. NE
01489 Sphaeralcea munroana      "Munroe's globemallow" 1.2 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Lost Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 243 ft. W   Bridal Veil Falls 
Bridal Veil Falls Sky Ride (Locale) Utah County, UT 770 ft. SE 5499  Bridal Veil Falls 
Bridal Veil Falls (Falls) Utah County, UT 1139 ft. SE 5948  Bridal Veil Falls 
Nunns (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 2373 ft. SW 5154  Bridal Veil Falls 
Davis Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. NE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Rotary Park (Park) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. W 5404  Bridal Veil Falls 
Upper Falls (Falls) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. E 5817  Bridal Veil Falls 
Slide Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1 mi. NE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Canyon Glen (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SW 5049  Bridal Veil Falls 
Rotary Park Picnic Area (Park) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SW 5043  Bridal Veil Falls 
Canyon Glen Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 5004  Bridal Veil Falls 
Frazier Trailer Park (Park) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 7947  Bridal Veil Falls 
Springdell (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 4974  Bridal Veil Falls 
Snow Slide Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Mountain Range Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 5194  Bridal Veil Falls 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. SW   Bridal Veil Falls 
Timpanogos Glacier (Glacier) Utah County, UT 2 mi. N 10220  Bridal Veil Falls 
South Fork Provo River (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. NE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Vivian Park (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 5214  Bridal Veil Falls 
Vivian Park Post Office (historical) (Post Office) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 5214  Bridal Veil Falls 


Taxon Links for species Picea pungens  Engelm.

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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