Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02016 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Aquilegia flavescens S. Watson
Infraspecific    var. flavescens 
Common name   yellow columbine
J.G. Harris   1826  
Coll. Date 26 July 1986 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Mountains, Cascade Springs, on N slope of Mt. Timpanogos.
     Elev.: 6298 ft. (1920 m.)
Habitat Notes moist areas along springs. 
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'  29" N, 111° 33'  6" W
Township Range T4S, R3E, Sec. 24  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Aquilegia flavescens var. flavescens S. Wats.

     Aquilegia formosa var. flavescens (S. Wats.) M.E. Peck

Common Name(s): yellow columbine.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=184153, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Magnoliidae
                            Order: Ranunculales
                                Family: Ranunculaceae
                                    Genus: Aquilegia
                                        Species: Aquilegia flavescens
                                            Variety: Aquilegia flavescens var. flavescens


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.
01633 Allium acuminatum      "taper-tip wild onion" 2304 ft. SE
07535 Aquilegia flavescens  var. flavescens   "yellow columbine" 2971 ft. S
15342 Betula       "birch" 1.6 mi. E
01632 Calochortus nuttallii      "sego lily" 2304 ft. SE
05184 Carex athrostachya      "slenderbeak sedge" 1 mi. SE
01631 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" 2304 ft. SE
08015 Chara       "stonewort" 2971 ft. S
01628 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 1.4 mi. E
07534 Deschampsia elongata      "slender hairgrass" 2971 ft. S
05188 Eleocharis palustris      "common spikerush" 1 mi. SE
05200 Epilobium brachycarpum      "tall annual willowherb" 1 mi. SE
01629 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" 1.4 mi. E
05185 Galium trifidum      "three-petaled bedstraw" 1 mi. SE
01795 Mertensia arizonica      "aspen bluebells" same section
05198 Mimulus tilingii      "Tiling's monkeyflower" 2971 ft. S
07536 Nasturtium officinale      "watercress" 2971 ft. S
01630 Onobrychis viciifolia      "sainfoin" 2304 ft. SE
01627 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.4 mi. E
01634 Phacelia linearis      "thread-leaf scorpionweed" 2304 ft. SE
05199 Ranunculus gmelinii      "Gmelin's buttercup" 1 mi. SE
07537 Silene menziesii      "Menzies' campion" 2971 ft. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cascade Springs (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 316 ft. N 6300  Aspen Grove 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 519 ft. SE   Aspen Grove 
Thomas Canyon (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2291 ft. NE   Aspen Grove 
The Cove (Basin) Wasatch County, UT 0.6 mi. N 6608  Aspen Grove 
Decker Spring (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 1.3 mi. E 6139  Aspen Grove 
Tooth Spring (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 1.3 mi. W 7261  Aspen Grove 
South Fork Deer Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2 mi. S   Aspen Grove 
Mill Canyon Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. NW 8281  Aspen Grove 
Rock Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. N 9492  Aspen Grove 
Red Pine Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Brighton 
Mill Canyon Peak (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 2.9 mi. N 10270  Aspen Grove 
Wasatch Mountain State Park (Park) Wasatch County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 5988  Aspen Grove 
Deer Creek Campground (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 3.2 mi. N 7235  Brighton 
Scotts Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.5 mi. E   Aspen Grove 
Decker Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2.6 mi. E   Aspen Grove 
Lundeen Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 3.4 mi. N   Brighton 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.9 mi. NE   Aspen Grove 
Hoovers Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   Aspen Grove 
Soldier Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.9 mi. E   Aspen Grove 
North Fork Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 3.7 mi. S 7618  Aspen Grove 


Taxon Links for species Aquilegia flavescens  S. Watson

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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