Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15873 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Dodecatheon pulchellum (Raf.) Merr.
Infraspecific    var. pulchellum 
S. Hegji   98  
Coll. Date 07 May 2011 
United States
Millard County
Locality Knoll Springs, on four of the mounds;
     Elev.: 4871 ft. (1485 m.)
Habitat Notes top of spring mound. 
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 39° 14'  58.13" N, 113° 52'  39.36" 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):

     Dodecatheon pulchellum ssp. pulchellum (Raf.) Merr.

     Dodecatheon pauciflorum Greene
     Dodecatheon pauciflorum var. salinum (A. Nels.) R. Knuth
     Dodecatheon pauciflorum var. watsonii (Tidestrom) C.L. Hitchc.
     Dodecatheon pulchellum ssp. pauciflorum (Greene) HultÚn
     Dodecatheon pulchellum var. watsonii (Tidestrom) Boivin
     Dodecatheon pulchellum var. watsonii (Tidestrom) C.L. Hitchc.
     Dodecatheon pulchellum var. watsonii (Tidestrom) Reveal
     Dodecatheon pulchellum var. zionense (Eastw.) Welsh
     Dodecatheon radicatum Greene
     Dodecatheon radicatum ssp. watsonii (Tidestrom) H.J. Thompson
     Dodecatheon salinum A. Nels.
     Dodecatheon zionense Eastw.

Common Name(s): darkthroat shootingstar.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23946, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Primulales
                                Family: Primulaceae
                                    Genus: Dodecatheon
                                        Species: Dodecatheon pulchellum
                                            Subspecies: Dodecatheon pulchellum ssp. pulchellum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 15873a1.jpg specimen image: 15873b1.jpg specimen image: 15873c1.jpg specimen image: 15873s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00702s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02900s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03698s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05795s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09545s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10762s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15874 Astragalus lentiginosus  var. araneosus   "cobweb-pod freckled milkvetch" 1.1 mi. NW
16880 Hesperochiron pumilus      "dwarf hesperochiron" 1.3 mi. N
15872 Potentilla anserina      "silverweed" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Knoll Springs (Spring) Millard County, UT 439 ft. SW 4872  Hole in the Ground 
Horse Trap Spring (Spring) Millard County, UT 2650 ft. SE 4866  Knoll Hill 
North Knoll Spring (Spring) Millard County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 4879  North Knoll Spring 
Knoll Hill (Summit) Millard County, UT 2.8 mi. SE 6231  Knoll Hill 
Baker Creek (Stream) Millard County, UT 3.3 mi. SW   Baker 
Baker Creek (Stream) White Pine County, NV 3.3 mi. SW   Wheeler Peak 
Hole in the Ground (Basin) Millard County, UT 5.3 mi. S 5154  Hole in the Ground 
Browns Wash (Arroyo) Millard County, UT 4.5 mi. NE   Conger Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Dodecatheon pulchellum  (Raf.) Merr.

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:

Zooming out might reveal more collections in other states.

Note: Printing this page will show all information sequentially.   edit