Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04715 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Castilleja miniata Douglas ex Hook.
Common name   giant red Indian paintbrush
Donna M. Barnes   591  
   with K.T. Harper, D. Carter
Coll. Date 11 August 2000 
United States
Summit County
Locality south side of Utah Highway 150, W of Lily Lake;
     Elev.: 9964 ft. (3038 m.)
Habitat Notes subalpine bog area. 
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° 40'  34" N, 110° 56'  28" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Castilleja miniata Dougl. ex Hook.

Common Name(s): giant red Indian paintbrush, great red Indian paintbrush, great red Indian-paintbrush, scarlet Indian paintbrush, scarlet paintbrush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=33069, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Scrophulariales
                                Family: Scrophulariaceae
                                    Genus: Castilleja
                                        Species: Castilleja miniata


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.
05671 Agoseris glauca  var. glauca   "mountain dandelion" same section
07808 Agrostis scabra      "ticklegrass" 2383 ft. NW
04680 Agrostis scabra      "ticklegrass" 2874 ft. N
02294 Amelanchier alnifolia      "Saskatoon serviceberry" 1.3 mi. S
02295 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi      "kinnikinnick" 1.1 mi. S
04690 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" same section
03927 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 1.1 mi. S
04714 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" same section
04865 Bryum pallens      "bryum moss" 2874 ft. N
07813 Callitriche heterophylla      "twoheaded water-starwort" 2383 ft. NW
04722 Callitriche palustris      "vernal water-starwort" 2874 ft. N
04686 Carex albonigra      "blackandwhite sedge" 2874 ft. N
04664 Carex echinata      "star sedge" 2874 ft. N
04679 Carex nebrascensis      "Nebraska sedge" 2874 ft. N
04684 Carex rossii      "Ross' sedge" 2874 ft. N
04653 Carex utriculata      "Northwest Territory sedge" same section
04662 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" same section
03923 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. salicifolius   "willowleaf rubber rabbitbrush" 1.1 mi. S
04683 Danthonia intermedia      "timber oatgrass" 2874 ft. N
05482 Elatine brachysperma      "shortseed waterwort" same section
07810 Eleocharis parvula      "dwarf spikerush" 2383 ft. NW
18133 Erigeron eatonii      "Eaton's fleabane" 1.3 mi. S
18037 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 1.2 mi. S
03003 Gentiana affinis      "pleated gentian" 2171 ft. E
04663 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" same section
03004 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" 2171 ft. E
04651 Hierochloe odorata      "sweetgrass" same section
04721 Hypericum anagalloides      "tinker's penny" 2874 ft. N
04681 Juncus mertensianus      "Mertens' rush" 2874 ft. N
04685 Juncus parryi      "Parry's rush" 2874 ft. N
04666 Nuphar polysepala     2874 ft. N
04659 Nuphar polysepala     2874 ft. N
04688 Nuphar polysepala     2874 ft. N
07807 Phalaris arundinacea      "reed Canary grass" 2383 ft. NW
04717 Plantago tweedyi      "Tweedy's plantain" 2874 ft. N
04682 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" 2874 ft. N
04687 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" 2874 ft. N
04691 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" same section
05483 Polygonum polygaloides  subsp. kelloggii   "Kellogg's knotweed" same section
04720 Polytrichum juniperinum      "juniper polytrichum moss" 2874 ft. N
03067 Potentilla fruticosa     1 mi. N
07809 Ranunculus flammula  var. ovalis   "creeping spearwort" 2383 ft. NW
18036 Rhododendron neoglandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 1.2 mi. S
14751 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 1.3 mi. S
18035 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 1.3 mi. S
14752 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 1.3 mi. S
04719 Rorippa curvipes  var. integra  2874 ft. N
07812 Rorippa sinuata      "spreading yellowcress" 2383 ft. NW
02292 Rubus idaeus  var. strigosus   "wild red raspberry" 1.1 mi. S
18039 Salix       "willow" 1.2 mi. S
18038 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1.2 mi. S
14753 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1.3 mi. S
18034 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" 1.3 mi. S
14754 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.3 mi. S
14755 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.3 mi. S
03929 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.1 mi. S
04661 Selaginella densa      "lesser spikemoss" same section
07811 Sparganium angustifolium      "narrow-leaf bur-reed" 2383 ft. NW
05484 Spergularia rubra      "red sandspurry" same section
04700 Sphagnum capillaceum     same section
04678 Spiranthes romanzoffiana  var. romanzoffiana   "hooded ladies tresses" 2874 ft. N
04677 Swertia perennis      "felwort" 2874 ft. N
05485 Symphyotrichum foliaceum  var. apricum   "alpine leafybract aster" same section
07906 Tolypella       "stonewort" 2383 ft. NW
04699 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 2874 ft. N
18040 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" same section
04660 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" same section
14750 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 1.3 mi. S
04701 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" same section
04718 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" 2874 ft. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Lost Lake (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 553 ft. SW 9899  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 553 ft. SW 9899  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Number Two (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 1402 ft. N 9932  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Number Two Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 1402 ft. N 9932  Mirror Lake 
Lilly Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1848 ft. N 9922  Mirror Lake 
Lilly Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2454 ft. NE 9935  Mirror Lake 
Lost Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 0.6 mi. SW   Mirror Lake 
Diamond Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.6 mi. N 9925  Mirror Lake 
Trial Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 2918 ft. NW 9886  Mirror Lake 
Lost Creek Campground (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 10010  Mirror Lake 
Trial Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 0.8 mi. W 9813  Mirror Lake 
Trial Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 0.9 mi. NW 9827  Mirror Lake 
Star Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. N 10000  Mirror Lake 
Star Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. N 10000  Mirror Lake 
Lake Marion (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 9899  Mirror Lake 
Provo River Falls Overlook (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1.3 mi. S 9433  Mirror Lake 
Provo River Falls (Falls) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. S 9348  Mirror Lake 
Shoestring Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 9823  Mirror Lake 
Crystal Lake Trail Head (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. W 10020  Mirror Lake 
Lily Lakes (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. W 10020  Mirror Lake 


Taxon Links for species Castilleja miniata  Douglas 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

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