Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04673 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cryptogramma crispa (L.) R. Br. ex Hook.
Infraspecific    var. acrostichoides (R. Br.) C.B. Clarke
Common name   American parsley fern
Donna M. Barnes   574  
   with K.T. Harper, D. Carter
Coll. Date 11 August 2000 
United States
Summit County
Locality along Utah Highway 150, W of Bald Mountain Pass;
     Elev.: 10738 ft. (3274 m.)
Habitat Notes rocky outcrop, high mountain meadow, 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° 41'  14" N, 110° 54'  10" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Cryptogramma acrostichoides R. Br.

     Cryptogramma crispa ssp. acrostichoides (R. Br.) HultÚn

Common Name(s): American rockbrake.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=17461, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Pteridophyta
                    Class: Filicopsida
                        Order: Polypodiales
                            Family: Pteridaceae
                                Genus: Cryptogramma
                                    Species: Cryptogramma acrostichoides


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04673s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05343s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07125s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07826s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05628 Agoseris glauca  var. cronquistii   "Cronquist's mountain dandelion" 1611 ft. SW
04655 Agrostis humilis      "alpine bentgrass" same section
07830 Agrostis variabilis      "Ross' bentgrass" 1611 ft. SW
05625 Allium brandegeei      "Brandegee's wild onion" 1611 ft. SW
07834 Angelica roseana      "rose angelica" 1611 ft. SW
04077 Aquilegia coerulea      "Colorado columbine" same section
18045 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi      "kinnikinnick" 1251 ft. N
04696 Arenaria congesta      "ballhead sandwort" same section
07824 Arenaria hookeri      "Hooker's sandwort" 1611 ft. SW
05616 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" 1611 ft. SW
07835 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 1611 ft. SW
04726 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" same section
18152 Arnica parryi      "Parry's arnica" 1.6 mi. NW
04063 Artemisia scopulorum      "alpine sagebrush" 1.1 mi. NW
04694 Aster sibiricus      "arctic aster" same section
04674 Campanula uniflora      "arctic bellflower" same section
05617 Carex capitata      "capitate sedge" 1611 ft. SW
04774 Carex geyeri      "Geyer's sedge" 1 mi. N
07816 Carex leporinella      "Sierra hare sedge" 1611 ft. SW
07833 Carex norvegica      "Norway sedge" 1611 ft. SW
04652 Carex scirpoidea      "northern singlespike sedge" same section
07815 Carex scirpoidea  var. pseudoscirpoidea  1611 ft. SW
07828 Carex straminiformis      "Shasta sedge" 1611 ft. SW
05618 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 1611 ft. SW
04064 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" 1.1 mi. NW
04716 Cirsium eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's thistle" same section
07826 Cryptogramma crispa  var. acrostichoides   "American parsley fern" 1611 ft. SW
05620 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1611 ft. SW
04071 Dodecatheon alpinum      "alpine shootingstar" 1.1 mi. NW
04654 Elymus salinus      "Salina wildrye" same section
07814 Epilobium ciliatum      "fringed willowherb" 1611 ft. SW
05627 Epilobium oregonense      "Oregon willowherb" 1611 ft. SW
05623 Eremogone congesta  var. congesta  1611 ft. SW
04078 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" same section
04066 Erigeron peregrinus      "subalpine fleabane" 1.1 mi. NW
05630 Erigeron ursinus      "Bear River fleabane" 1611 ft. SW
05619 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. porteri  1611 ft. SW
05626 Erythronium grandiflorum      "yellow glacier-lily" 1611 ft. SW
07821 Festuca brachyphylla  subsp. brachyphylla   "alpine fescue" 1611 ft. SW
04723 Galium trifidum      "three-petaled bedstraw" same section
14417 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 1.7 mi. N
08006 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 1.7 mi. SW
14746 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" same section
07819 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" 1611 ft. SW
07831 Gentianella amarella      "northern dwarf-gentian" 1611 ft. SW
04697 Gentianella amarella      "northern dwarf-gentian" same section
07832 Hieracium triste  var. gracile   "slender hawkweed" 1611 ft. SW
04676 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" same section
04079 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" same section
05643 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" 1611 ft. SW
05622 Juncus drummondii      "Drummond's rush" 1611 ft. SW
18043 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" same section
14419 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" 1.7 mi. N
04070 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" 1.1 mi. NW
11914 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" same section
07817 Ligusticum tenuifolium      "Idaho licorice-root" 1611 ft. SW
04675 Ligusticum tenuifolium      "Idaho licorice-root" same section
07829 Luzula spicata      "spiked woodrush" 1611 ft. SW
04067 Mertensia ciliata      "mountain bluebells" 1.1 mi. NW
03124 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 1.9 mi. N
07818 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 1611 ft. SW
04069 Pedicularis bracteosa  var. paysoniana   "Payson's towering lousewort" 1.1 mi. NW
04072 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" 1.1 mi. NW
04698 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" same section
04672 Phacelia hastata  var. alpina   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" same section
03075 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" 2548 ft. E
04692 Poa alpina      "alpine bluegrass" same section
04657 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" same section
04725 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" same section
07827 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" 1611 ft. SW
04076 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" same section
01569 Ranunculus eschscholtzii  var. eschscholtzii   "Eschscholtz's buttercup" 2548 ft. E
05614 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" 1611 ft. SW
02286 Ribes inerme      "whitestem gooseberry" same section
14414 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1.7 mi. N
14748 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" same section
18044 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" same section
14749 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" same section
18041 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" same section
17889 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" same section
07823 Selaginella densa      "lesser spikemoss" 1611 ft. SW
05629 Senecio crassulus      "thick-leaf ragwort" 1611 ft. SW
04068 Senecio integerrimus      "Columbia ragwort" 1.1 mi. NW
04689 Sibbaldia procumbens      "creeping sibbaldia" same section
05615 Sibbaldia procumbens      "creeping sibbaldia" 1611 ft. SW
07825 Silene acaulis  var. subacaulescens   "moss catchfly" 1611 ft. SW
07822 Smelowskia calycina  var. americana   "American false candytuft" 1611 ft. SW
07820 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 1611 ft. SW
05659 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 1611 ft. SW
05644 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 1611 ft. SW
04695 Solidago nana      "dwarf goldenrod" same section
04724 Stellaria longipes      "meadow starwort" same section
04693 Trifolium parryi      "Parry's clover" same section
05624 Trifolium parryi      "Parry's clover" 1611 ft. SW
04656 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section
07806 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 1611 ft. SW
04658 Trisetum wolfii      "Wolf's oat-grass" same section
14744 Vaccinium       "blueberry" same section
18048 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.8 mi. N
14416 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.7 mi. N
18132 Vaccinium myrtillus      "whortleberry" same section
18046 Vaccinium myrtillus      "whortleberry" 1.8 mi. N
14415 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 1.7 mi. N
14747 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" same section
03072 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 2548 ft. E
15277 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" same section
14745 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" same section
18047 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 1.8 mi. N
18042 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" same section
14418 Vaccinium uliginosum  var. occidentale  1.7 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bald Mountain Overlook (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 364 ft. W 10749  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 639 ft. NE 10785  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain Trailhead Picnic Area (Locale) Summit County, UT 900 ft. N 10794  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain Pass (Gap) Duchesne County, UT 1389 ft. E 10516  Mirror Lake 
Wilderness Area Overlook (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 2770 ft. NE 10443  Mirror Lake 
Bald Mountain (Summit) Summit County, UT 0.8 mi. N 11598  Mirror Lake 
Moosehorn Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 10388  Mirror Lake 
Murdock Mountain (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 0.8 mi. SE 11188  Mirror Lake 
Moosehorn Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 10358  Mirror Lake 
Fehr Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 0.9 mi. E 10270  Mirror Lake 
Emerald Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.3 mi. N 10289  Mirror Lake 
Gem Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.3 mi. S 10086  Mirror Lake 
Mirror Lake Guard Station (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 10043  Mirror Lake 
Mirror Lake Recreation Site (Park) Duchesne County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 10023  Mirror Lake 
Reids Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. N 11388  Mirror Lake 
Blizzard Lake (Lake) Wasatch County, UT 1.5 mi. S 10306  Mirror Lake 
Mirror Lake Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 10004  Mirror Lake 
Joan Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.6 mi. S 10060  Mirror Lake 
Clegg Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. NW 10499  Mirror Lake 
Echo Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.6 mi. S 9748  Mirror Lake 


Taxon Links for species Cryptogramma crispa  (L.) R. Br. ex Hook.

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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