Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03712 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Swertia radiata (Kellogg) Kuntze
Common name   elkweed
D. Carter   s.n.  
Coll. Date 26 June 1999 
United States
Sanpete County
Locality up Ephriam Canyon, just off dirt road.
Habitat Notes open meadow, aspen-fir community; 
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° 20'  10" N, 111° 30'  48" W
Township Range T17S, R4E, Sec. 18  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).
Specimen Notes Sheet 1 of 2. 


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

     Frasera speciosa Dougl. ex Griseb.

     Frasera angustifolia (Rydb.) Rydb.
     Frasera macrophylla Greene
     Frasera speciosa var. angustifolia Rydb.
     Frasera speciosa var. stenosepala Rydb.
     Frasera stenosepala (Rydb.) Rydb.
     Swertia radiata (Kellogg) Kuntze
     Swertia radiata var. macrophylla (Greene) St. John
     Tesseranthium angustifolium (Rydb.) Rydb.
     Tesseranthium macrophyllum (Greene) Rydb.
     Tesseranthium radiatum Kellogg

Common Name(s): deer ears, elkweed, green gentian, monument plant, monument-plant, showy frasera.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502660, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Gentianales
                                Family: Gentianaceae
                                    Genus: Frasera
                                        Species: Frasera speciosa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03712s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00833s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01027s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01045s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01565s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03377s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03378s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06826s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12048s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15526s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15905s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07050 Beckmannia syzigachne      "American sloughgrass" 1.8 mi. SW
07041 Caragana arborescens      "Siberian peashrub" 2245 ft. E
07040 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" 2245 ft. E
07055 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1.8 mi. SW
07051 Glyceria borealis      "boreal mannagrass" 1.8 mi. SW
07098 Lonicera fragrantissima      "sweet breath of spring" 2245 ft. E
07039 Lonicera tatarica      "Tatarian honeysuckle" 2245 ft. E
07053 Medicago sativa      "alfalfa" 1.8 mi. SW
06950 Onobrychis viciifolia      "sainfoin" 1.8 mi. SW
07052 Poa palustris      "fowl bluegrass" 1.8 mi. SW
06949 Ranunculus inamoenus      "graceful buttercup" 1.8 mi. SW
06953 Ribes aureum      "golden currant" 2245 ft. E
03736 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" same section
06952 Ribes viscosissimum  var. viscosissimum  1.8 mi. SW
03738 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" same section
03737 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
17831 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" 1 mi. SW
07049 Sium suave      "hemlock water parsnip" 1.8 mi. SW
03722 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" 1 mi. W
15905 Swertia radiata      "elkweed" same section
07054 Symphyotrichum foliaceum  var. parryi   "Parry's aster" 1.8 mi. SW
06951 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" 1.8 mi. SW
06954 Wyethia amplexicaulis      "mule's ears" 2245 ft. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 2972 ft. N 7130  Ephraim 
New Canyon (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 0.6 mi. NW   Danish Knoll 
White Ledge Fork (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 0.7 mi. NE   Danish Knoll 
Maple Creek (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 0.7 mi. W   Danish Knoll 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 0.9 mi. W   Danish Knoll 
Lake Hill Campground (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 1 mi. SE 8445  Danish Knoll 
Bald Mountain (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 1.6 mi. SW 8439  Ephraim 
Bald Mountain Wildlife Management Area (Park) Sanpete County, UT 1.6 mi. W 7540  Ephraim 
Great Basin Experiment Station (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 8846  Danish Knoll 
Ephraim Canyon State Wildlife Management Area (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 1.8 mi. W 7182  Ephraim 
Left Fork Cotton Creek (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. E   Danish Knoll 
Mud Spring (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 2.1 mi. NE 8819  Danish Knoll 
Dusterburgs Hill (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 8862  Danish Knoll 
Cane Valley Ditch (Canal) Sanpete County, UT 2.3 mi. NW 5893  Ephraim 
Freds Flat (Flat) Sanpete County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 9069  Danish Knoll 
The Big Spring (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 2.2 mi. E 9157  Danish Knoll 
South Fork Willow Creek (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 2.5 mi. SW   Danish Knoll 
Jimmys Fork (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 2.5 mi. SW   Danish Knoll 
Haystack Mountain (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 2.6 mi. SE 10378  Danish Knoll 
White Ledge (Bench) Sanpete County, UT 2.4 mi. E 9462  Danish Knoll 


Taxon Links for species Swertia radiata  (Kellogg) Kuntze

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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