Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 16839 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Sphenosciadium capitellatum A. Gray
Common name   woollyhead parsnip
W.H. Whaley   s.n.  
Coll. Date 25 July 2004 
United States
Inyo County
Locality Sierra Nevada, South Lake, along Bishop Pass trail;
     Elev.: 9801 ft. (2988 m.)
Habitat Notes wet meadow; 
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° 10'  10" N, 118° 33'  57" W
Datum Not recorded
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.
Specimen Notes plant habit very different from plants found on talus slopes. 


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

     Sphenosciadium capitellatum Gray

Common Name(s): button parsley, woollyhead parsnip.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=29873, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Apiales
                                Family: Apiaceae
                                    Genus: Sphenosciadium
                                        Species: Sphenosciadium capitellatum


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 09935s3.jpg 
specimen image: 09936s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09937s2.jpg 
specimen image: 13099s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13110s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09935 Sphenosciadium capitellatum      "woollyhead parsnip" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
South Lake Picnic Area (Locale) Inyo County, CA 308 ft. N 9859  Mount Thompson 
South Lake (Reservoir) Inyo County, CA 1498 ft. N 9718  Mount Thompson 
Hillside 104-030 Dam (Dam) Inyo County, CA 1498 ft. N 9718  Mount Thompson 
Weir Lake (Lake) Inyo County, CA 2993 ft. N 9600  Mount Thompson 
Mule Lake (Lake) Inyo County, CA 2799 ft. SE 10358  Mount Thompson 
Hurd Lake (Lake) Inyo County, CA 1 mi. S 10312  Mount Thompson 
La Hupp Picnic Area (Locale) Inyo County, CA 1 mi. N 9351  Mount Thompson 
Tyee Lakes (Lake) Inyo County, CA 1.1 mi. NW 10909  Mount Thompson 
Parchers Camp (Locale) Inyo County, CA 1.2 mi. N 9292  Mount Thompson 
Bluff Lake (Lake) Inyo County, CA 1.1 mi. NE 10525  Mount Thompson 
Marie Louise Lakes (Lake) Inyo County, CA 1.2 mi. SE 10627  Mount Thompson 
Table Mountain (Summit) Inyo County, CA 1.4 mi. NW 11690  Mount Thompson 
Inconsolable Lake (Lake) Inyo County, CA 1.4 mi. SE 10913  Mount Thompson 
Brown Lake (Lake) Inyo County, CA 1.3 mi. E 10758  Mount Thompson 
Bishop Prospect (Mine) Inyo County, CA 1.6 mi. S 10939  Mount Thompson 
Willow Campground (Locale) Inyo County, CA 1.7 mi. N 9138  Mount Thompson 
Long Lake (Lake) Inyo County, CA 1.8 mi. S 10758  Mount Thompson 
Hurd Peak (Summit) Inyo County, CA 1.9 mi. S 12182  Mount Thompson 
Chocolate Peak (Summit) Inyo County, CA 1.9 mi. SE 11516  Mount Thompson 
Chocolate Lakes (Lake) Inyo County, CA 2 mi. SE 11080  Mount Thompson 


Taxon Links for species Sphenosciadium capitellatum  A. Gray

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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