Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 18040 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Vaccinium cespitosum Michx.
Common name   dwarf bilberry
R. Van Buren   1909  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 03 September 2010 
United States
Summit County
Locality Uinta Mountains, Trial Lake Campground.
     Elev.: 9836 ft. (2998 m.)
Latitude Longitude 40° 40'  58.1" N, 110° 57'  1.3" 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: L9S1. 


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

     Vaccinium caespitosum Michx.

     Vaccinium cespitosum Michx.

Common Name(s): dwarf bilberry, dwarf blueberry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=565591, click for more information and references)

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


Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05671 Agoseris glauca  var. glauca   "mountain dandelion" 1.4 mi. SW
07808 Agrostis scabra      "ticklegrass" same section
04680 Agrostis scabra      "ticklegrass" same section
02294 Amelanchier alnifolia      "Saskatoon serviceberry" 1.8 mi. S
02295 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi      "kinnikinnick" 1.5 mi. S
04690 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" same section
04714 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" same section
03927 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 1.5 mi. S
04865 Bryum pallens      "bryum moss" same section
07813 Callitriche heterophylla      "twoheaded water-starwort" same section
04722 Callitriche palustris      "vernal water-starwort" same section
04686 Carex albonigra      "blackandwhite sedge" same section
04664 Carex echinata      "star sedge" same section
04679 Carex nebrascensis      "Nebraska sedge" same section
04684 Carex rossii      "Ross' sedge" same section
04653 Carex utriculata      "Northwest Territory sedge" same section
04715 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" same section
04662 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" same section
03923 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. salicifolius   "willowleaf rubber rabbitbrush" 1.5 mi. S
04683 Danthonia intermedia      "timber oatgrass" same section
05482 Elatine brachysperma      "shortseed waterwort" 1.4 mi. SW
07810 Eleocharis parvula      "dwarf spikerush" same section
18133 Erigeron eatonii      "Eaton's fleabane" 1.8 mi. S
18037 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 1.7 mi. S
03003 Gentiana affinis      "pleated gentian" 2774 ft. S
04663 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" same section
03004 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" 2774 ft. S
04651 Hierochloe odorata      "sweetgrass" same section
04721 Hypericum anagalloides      "tinker's penny" same section
04681 Juncus mertensianus      "Mertens' rush" same section
04685 Juncus parryi      "Parry's rush" same section
04688 Nuphar polysepala     same section
04666 Nuphar polysepala     same section
04659 Nuphar polysepala     same section
07807 Phalaris arundinacea      "reed Canary grass" same section
04717 Plantago tweedyi      "Tweedy's plantain" same section
04682 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" same section
04687 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" same section
04691 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" same section
05483 Polygonum polygaloides  subsp. kelloggii   "Kellogg's knotweed" 1.4 mi. SW
04720 Polytrichum juniperinum      "juniper polytrichum moss" same section
03067 Potentilla fruticosa     2554 ft. N
07809 Ranunculus flammula  var. ovalis   "creeping spearwort" same section
18036 Rhododendron neoglandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 1.7 mi. S
18035 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 1.8 mi. S
14751 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 1.7 mi. S
14752 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 1.7 mi. S
04719 Rorippa curvipes  var. integra  same section
07812 Rorippa sinuata      "spreading yellowcress" same section
02292 Rubus idaeus  var. strigosus   "wild red raspberry" 1.5 mi. S
18039 Salix       "willow" 1.7 mi. S
18038 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1.7 mi. S
14753 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1.7 mi. S
18034 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" 1.8 mi. S
14754 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.7 mi. S
03929 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.5 mi. S
14755 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.7 mi. S
04661 Selaginella densa      "lesser spikemoss" same section
07811 Sparganium angustifolium      "narrow-leaf bur-reed" same section
05484 Spergularia rubra      "red sandspurry" 1.4 mi. SW
04700 Sphagnum capillaceum     same section
04678 Spiranthes romanzoffiana  var. romanzoffiana   "hooded ladies tresses" same section
04677 Swertia perennis      "felwort" same section
05485 Symphyotrichum foliaceum  var. apricum   "alpine leafybract aster" 1.4 mi. SW
07906 Tolypella       "stonewort" same section
04699 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" same section
14750 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 1.7 mi. S
04660 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" same section
04701 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" same section
04718 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Trial Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 616 ft. SE 9886  Mirror Lake 
Trial Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 1265 ft. W 9827  Mirror Lake 
Trial Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 1812 ft. SW 9813  Mirror Lake 
Diamond Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2090 ft. E 9925  Mirror Lake 
Lake Marion (Lake) Summit County, UT 2482 ft. N 9899  Mirror Lake 
Star Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 0.6 mi. N 10000  Mirror Lake 
Star Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 0.6 mi. N 10000  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Number Two Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 2860 ft. SE 9932  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Number Two (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 2860 ft. SE 9932  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 9899  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 9899  Mirror Lake 
Lilly Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 0.6 mi. E 9922  Mirror Lake 
Lily Lakes (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. W 10020  Mirror Lake 
Crystal Lake Trail Head (Locale) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. W 10020  Mirror Lake 
Lilly Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. E 9935  Mirror Lake 
Ponds Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. W 10033  Mirror Lake 
Lost Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 1 mi. S   Mirror Lake 
Crystal Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.9 mi. W 10043  Mirror Lake 
Cliff Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.9 mi. NW 10253  Mirror Lake 
Wall Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 1 mi. NW 10145  Mirror Lake 


Taxon Links for species Vaccinium cespitosum  Michx.

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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