Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04198 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mentzelia albicaulis (Douglas ex Hook.) Douglas ex Torr. & Gray
Common name   whitestem blazingstar
Donna M. Barnes   s.n.  
Coll. Date 21 April 2000 
United States
Washington County
Locality E of I-15, old Highway 91, SW of Leeds;
     Elev.: 3190 ft. (973 m.)
Habitat Notes on Chinle soil. 
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° 13'  N, 113° 23'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Mentzelia albicaulis (Dougl. ex Hook.) Dougl. ex Torr. & Gray

     Acrolasia albicaulis (Dougl. ex Hook.) Rydb.
     Mentzelia albicaulis var. ctenophora (Rydb.) St. John
     Mentzelia albicaulis var. gracilis J. Darl.
     Mentzelia albicaulis var. tenerrima (Rydb.) St. John
     Mentzelia gracilis H.J. Thompson & Lewis non Urban & Gilg
     Mentzelia mojavensis H.J. Thompson & Roberts

Common Name(s): white blazingstar, whitestem blazingstar, whitestem stickleaf.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503757, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Violales
                                Family: Loasaceae
                                    Genus: Mentzelia
                                        Species: Mentzelia albicaulis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08912 Amsinckia intermedia     1.4 mi. E
04192 Amsinckia tessellata      "bristly fiddleneck" same section
08390 Anemopsis californica      "yerba mansa" 1.2 mi. E
13188 Astragalus amphioxys  var. amphioxys   "crescent milkvetch" 1.2 mi. N
03019 Astragalus ampullarioides     1.4 mi. N
13187 Astragalus ampullarioides     1.2 mi. N
13186 Astragalus flavus  var. higginsii  1.2 mi. N
12542 Astragalus lentiginosus      "freckled milkvetch" same section
08907 Astragalus nuttallianus  var. imperfectus   "Mojave small-flowered milkvetch" 1.4 mi. E
14243 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 1 mi. SE
14242 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 1 mi. SE
14240 Baccharis salicina      "false willow" same section
05271 Baccharis sergiloides      "desert seep-willow" 1.4 mi. E
08906 Brickellia longifolia      "long-leaf brickellbush" 1.4 mi. E
05272 Brickellia longifolia      "long-leaf brickellbush" 1.7 mi. NE
08918 Bromus diandrus      "great brome" 1.4 mi. E
15266 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" same section
05699 Chrysothamnus paniculatus      "Mojave rabbitbrush" 1.7 mi. NE
14244 Croton californicus      "California croton" 1 mi. SE
08913 Croton californicus      "California croton" 1.4 mi. E
12535 Croton californicus      "California croton" 1.2 mi. E
13189 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" 1.2 mi. N
08914 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" 1.4 mi. E
15422 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" 1 mi. SE
13190 Ephedra viridis      "green ephedra" 1.2 mi. N
14239 Ericameria nauseosa  var. juncea  same section
13205 Eriogonum subreniforme      "kidney-leaf wild buckwheat" 1.2 mi. N
03017 Eschscholzia minutiflora      "pygmy poppy" 1.2 mi. N
08908 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" 1.4 mi. E
08911 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" 1.4 mi. E
08910 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 1.4 mi. E
00164 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" same section
14241 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 1 mi. SE
15421 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 1 mi. SE
15265 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" same section
15419 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 1 mi. SE
04197 Lotus humistratus      "foothill deervetch" same section
00157 Lupinus sericeus  var. barbiger   "bearded silky lupine" same section
04199 Mirabilis multiflora      "Colorado four o'clock" same section
05273 Morus alba      "white mulberry" same section
04195 Nama demissum      "purplemat" same section
05728 Opuntia echinocarpa     1 mi. SE
05718 Opuntia phaeacantha  var. discata  1 mi. SE
08921 Opuntia phaeacantha  var. major  1.4 mi. E
04196 Phacelia cephalotes      "virgin scorpionweed" same section
03009 Phacelia cephalotes      "virgin scorpionweed" 1.2 mi. N
08905 Phacelia cryptantha      "hidden-flower scorpionweed" 1.4 mi. E
04200 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" same section
14828 Pistacia atlantica      "Atlas pistachio" 2.2 mi. N
05686 Pluchea sericea      "arrow weed" 1.4 mi. E
08755 Pluchea sericea      "arrow weed" 1.4 mi. E
14237 Pluchea sericea      "arrow weed" same section
15420 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" 1 mi. SE
15264 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" same section
14238 Prosopis glandulosa  var. torreyana   "western honey mesquite" same section
05698 Prosopis odorata     1.4 mi. E
08915 Rafinesquia californica      "California chicory" 1.4 mi. E
14527 Thymophylla acerosa      "prickly-leaf dogweed" same section
08917 Triticum aestivum      "cultivated wheat" 1.4 mi. E
00156 Yucca utahensis      "Utah narrow-leaf yucca" same section
08919 Yucca utahensis      "Utah narrow-leaf yucca" 1.4 mi. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Leeds Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. N 3356  Harrisburg Junction 
Little Purgatory (Area) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 3340  Hurricane 
Harrisburg (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1 mi. SW 3009  Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. W   Signal Peak 
White Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N 3566  Harrisburg Junction 
Cobb Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N 3645  Harrisburg Junction 
Red Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. NW 3232  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Dicks Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. NW   Harrisburg Junction 
Red Cliffs Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. NW 3265  Harrisburg Junction 
Water Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. W   Signal Peak 
Leeds Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 3416  Hurricane 
Big Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. N 3642  Hurricane 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. NE 3465  Hurricane 
Kimball Motel and RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 3534  Hurricane 
Buckeye Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. N 3803  Hurricane 
Leeds (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2 mi. NE 3491  Hurricane 
Leeds Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 2 mi. NE 3501  Hurricane 
Tecumseh Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. N 3737  Hurricane 
Milltown (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. N 3671  Signal Peak 


Taxon Links for species Mentzelia albicaulis  (Douglas ex Hook.) Douglas ex Torr. & 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

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