Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14750 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Vaccinium scoparium Leiberg ex Coville
Common name   grouse whortleberry
R. Van Buren   1451  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 15 August 2006 
United States
Wasatch County
Locality Provo River Falls Overlook vicinity, on E side of Utah Highway 150;
     Elev.: 9383 ft. (2860 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° 39'  28.2" N, 110° 56'  46.19" 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: L6S1. 


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

     Vaccinium scoparium Leib. ex Coville

Common Name(s): grouse whortleberry, grouseberry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23613, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02380s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02481s1.jpg 
specimen image: 04660s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07185s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07264s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07981s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07995s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09877s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05671 Agoseris glauca  var. glauca   "mountain dandelion" same section
04680 Agrostis scabra      "ticklegrass" 1.8 mi. N
07808 Agrostis scabra      "ticklegrass" 1.7 mi. N
02294 Amelanchier alnifolia      "Saskatoon serviceberry" 207 ft. SW
02295 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi      "kinnikinnick" 1246 ft. NE
04690 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" 1.3 mi. N
03927 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 1246 ft. NE
04714 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 1.3 mi. N
04865 Bryum pallens      "bryum moss" 1.8 mi. N
07813 Callitriche heterophylla      "twoheaded water-starwort" 1.7 mi. N
04722 Callitriche palustris      "vernal water-starwort" 1.8 mi. N
04686 Carex albonigra      "blackandwhite sedge" 1.8 mi. N
04664 Carex echinata      "star sedge" 1.8 mi. N
04679 Carex nebrascensis      "Nebraska sedge" 1.8 mi. N
04684 Carex rossii      "Ross' sedge" 1.8 mi. N
04653 Carex utriculata      "Northwest Territory sedge" 1.3 mi. N
04715 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" 1.3 mi. N
04662 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.3 mi. N
03923 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. salicifolius   "willowleaf rubber rabbitbrush" 1246 ft. NE
04683 Danthonia intermedia      "timber oatgrass" 1.8 mi. N
05482 Elatine brachysperma      "shortseed waterwort" same section
07810 Eleocharis parvula      "dwarf spikerush" 1.7 mi. N
18133 Erigeron eatonii      "Eaton's fleabane" 261 ft. W
18037 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 379 ft. N
03003 Gentiana affinis      "pleated gentian" 1.2 mi. N
03004 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" 1.2 mi. N
04663 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" 1.3 mi. N
04651 Hierochloe odorata      "sweetgrass" 1.3 mi. N
04721 Hypericum anagalloides      "tinker's penny" 1.8 mi. N
04681 Juncus mertensianus      "Mertens' rush" 1.8 mi. N
04685 Juncus parryi      "Parry's rush" 1.8 mi. N
04688 Nuphar polysepala     1.8 mi. N
04666 Nuphar polysepala     1.8 mi. N
15952 Nuphar polysepala     1.1 mi. SE
15951 Nuphar polysepala     1.1 mi. SE
15782 Nuphar polysepala     1.1 mi. SE
04659 Nuphar polysepala     1.8 mi. N
07807 Phalaris arundinacea      "reed Canary grass" 1.7 mi. N
04717 Plantago tweedyi      "Tweedy's plantain" 1.8 mi. N
04687 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" 1.8 mi. N
04682 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" 1.8 mi. N
04691 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" 1.3 mi. N
05483 Polygonum polygaloides  subsp. kelloggii   "Kellogg's knotweed" same section
04720 Polytrichum juniperinum      "juniper polytrichum moss" 1.8 mi. N
07809 Ranunculus flammula  var. ovalis   "creeping spearwort" 1.7 mi. N
18036 Rhododendron neoglandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 379 ft. N
14752 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" same section
18035 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 87 ft. S
14751 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" same section
04719 Rorippa curvipes  var. integra  1.8 mi. N
07812 Rorippa sinuata      "spreading yellowcress" 1.7 mi. N
02292 Rubus idaeus  var. strigosus   "wild red raspberry" 1246 ft. NE
18039 Salix       "willow" 379 ft. N
15218 Salix       "willow" same section
18038 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 379 ft. N
14753 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" same section
18034 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" 87 ft. S
02287 Salix lucida  subsp. caudata   "greenleaf willow" 1.2 mi. S
03929 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1246 ft. NE
14755 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" same section
14754 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" same section
04661 Selaginella densa      "lesser spikemoss" 1.3 mi. N
07811 Sparganium angustifolium      "narrow-leaf bur-reed" 1.7 mi. N
05484 Spergularia rubra      "red sandspurry" same section
04700 Sphagnum capillaceum     1.3 mi. N
04678 Spiranthes romanzoffiana  var. romanzoffiana   "hooded ladies tresses" 1.8 mi. N
04677 Swertia perennis      "felwort" 1.8 mi. N
05485 Symphyotrichum foliaceum  var. apricum   "alpine leafybract aster" same section
07906 Tolypella       "stonewort" 1.7 mi. N
04699 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.8 mi. N
18040 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.7 mi. N
04660 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 1.3 mi. N
04701 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 1.3 mi. N
04718 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" 1.8 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Provo River Falls (Falls) Summit County, UT 487 ft. S 9348  Mirror Lake 
Provo River Falls Overlook (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 560 ft. SE 9433  Mirror Lake 
Upper Provo Bridge Picnic Area (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 0.7 mi. S 9210  Mirror Lake 
Lost Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. N   Mirror Lake 
Shoestring Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. NW 9823  Mirror Lake 
Broadhead Meadows (Flat) Wasatch County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 9515  Mirror Lake 
Shallow Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.8 mi. W 9794  Mirror Lake 
Broadwater Meadows (Flat) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. SE 9544  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 1.2 mi. N 9899  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 1.2 mi. N 9899  Mirror Lake 
Trident Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1 mi. SW 9810  Mirror Lake 
Slate Gorge Overlook (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. S 9013  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Number Two (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. N 9932  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Number Two Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. N 9932  Mirror Lake 
Beth Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. W 9781  Mirror Lake 
Trial Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. N 9886  Mirror Lake 
Trial Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. N 9813  Mirror Lake 
Lilly Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. N 9922  Mirror Lake 
Haystack Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. W 9945  Mirror Lake 
Slate Gorge (Valley) Summit County, UT 1.7 mi. S   Mirror Lake 


Taxon Links for species Vaccinium scoparium  Leiberg ex Coville

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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