Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01750 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Hydrophyllum capitatum Douglas ex Benth.
Infraspecific    var. capitatum 
Common name   purple cat's breeches
B. Woffinden   s.n.  
Coll. Date 10 June 1995 
United States
Locality American Fork Canyon.
Habitat Notes lodgepole pine, aspen, spruce-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 40° 27'  21" N, 111° 42'  39" W
Township Range T4S, R2E  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 5' (9200 m.)
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).


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

     Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum Dougl. ex Benth.

Common Name(s): ballhead waterleaf.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528508, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Hydrophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Hydrophyllum
                                        Species: Hydrophyllum capitatum
                                            Variety: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. capitatum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07193 Ambrosia acanthicarpa      "flatspine bur ragweed" 1.7 mi. S
01745 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" same section
14934 Berberis repens      "Oregongrape" 1.6 mi. SE
13669 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" 1.8 mi. SE
01747 Cardamine cordifolia      "heart-leaf bittercress" same section
03898 Carduus nutans      "nodding plumeless thistle" same section
14933 Corallorhiza striata      "striped coralroot" 1.7 mi. SE
01749 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" same section
07194 Erigeron arenarioides      "sand fleabane" 1.7 mi. S
03070 Fendlerella utahensis      "Utah fendlerbush" 1 mi. S
14931 Fritillaria atropurpurea      "leopard-lily" 1.6 mi. S
04354 Glyceria striata      "fowl mannagrass" 1.4 mi. SE
01751 Hackelia floribunda      "many-flowered stickseed" same section
04321 Haplopappus watsonii  var. rydbergii   "Rydberg's goldenbush" 1 mi. S
03073 Jamesia americana  var. macrocalyx   "Wasatch cliff bush" 1 mi. S
13625 Linaria dalmatica      "Dalmatian toadflax" 1 mi. SW
13623 Linum perenne      "blue flax" 1 mi. SW
01762 Linum perenne  subsp. lewisii   "Lewis' blue flax" same section
13670 Malcolmia africana      "African mustard" 1.8 mi. SE
03905 Mentzelia laevicaulis      "smoothstem blazingstar" same section
00352 Mitella stauropetala  var. stenopetala   "drywoods miterwort" same section
14948 Noccaea montana      "alpine pennycress" 1 mi. SW
01748 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" same section
04320 Petradoria pumila  var. pumila   "common rock goldenrod" 1 mi. S
01746 Physaria grahamii      "Graham's twinpod" same section
13668 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 1.8 mi. SE
15301 Smilacina racemosa      "false Solomon's Seal" 1.6 mi. S
01752 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" same section
04319 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1 mi. S
04322 Stephanomeria pauciflora      "brownplume wirelettuce" 1 mi. S
08117 Tortula ruralis      "tortula moss" 1.4 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Swinging Bridge Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S   Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Cave Visitor Center (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S 5683  Timpanogos Cave 
House Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 5679  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Cave National Monument (Park) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. S 6372  Timpanogos Cave 
Burned Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SE   Timpanogos Cave 
Hidden Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. S 7123  Timpanogos Cave 
Riverside Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. S 5430  Timpanogos Cave 
Cattle Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. S   Timpanogos Cave 
Hanging Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 6086  Timpanogos Cave 
Tank Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. SE   Timpanogos Cave 
Hanging Rock Picnic Ground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 5985  Timpanogos Cave 
North Mill Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. E 6113  Timpanogos Cave 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. E   Timpanogos Cave 
Gray Cliff Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. E 6047  Timpanogos Cave 
Box Elder Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. N 11034  Timpanogos Cave 
Willow Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2 mi. W   Timpanogos Cave 
Little Mill Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. E 6050  Timpanogos Cave 
Wadsworth Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. W   Timpanogos Cave 
Little Mill Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. E   Timpanogos Cave 
American Fork Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. W   Dromedary Peak 


Taxon Links for species Hydrophyllum capitatum  Douglas ex Benth.

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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