Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01114 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Silene petersonii Maguire
Common name   plateau catchfly
J.G. Harris   2232  
Coll. Date 13 August 1989 
United States
Sanpete County
Locality Wasatch Plateau, Skyline Drive, High Top.
     Elev.: 10896 ft. (3322 m.)
Habitat Notes steep E facing slope; limestone scree. 
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 39° 9'  2" N, 111° 29'  7" W
Township Range T19S, R4E, Sec. 16  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Silene petersonii Maguire

Common Name(s): plateau catchfly.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20104, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Caryophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Silene
                                        Species: Silene petersonii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 01114s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00959s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00096 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 1.7 mi. N
00093 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 1.1 mi. SW
00099 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 2606 ft. N
00104 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 2606 ft. N
00101 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 128 ft. SW
01099 Aquilegia scopulorum  var. scopulorum   "Utah columbine" same section
00097 Aquilegia scopulorum  var. scopulorum   "Utah columbine" 128 ft. SW
00088 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. incompta   "Louisiana wormwood" 2606 ft. N
01085 Castilleja rhexiifolia  var. rhexiifolia   "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.1 mi. SW
01086 Castilleja sulphurea      "sulphur paintbrush" 1.7 mi. N
00956 Cymopterus lemmonii      "Lemmon's spring parsley" same section
00143 Delphinium x occidentale  hybrid [barbeyi x glaucum]  1.1 mi. SW
00144 Lupinus argenteus  var. rubricaulis   "red-stemmed silvery lupine" 2606 ft. N
00960 Minuartia nuttallii  subsp. nuttallii   "Nuttall's sandwort" 128 ft. SW
00958 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 128 ft. SW
00124 Moneses uniflora      "single delight" 1.1 mi. SW
01087 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" 1.7 mi. N
01113 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" same section
00092 Senecio crassulus      "thick-leaf ragwort" 1.1 mi. SW
00139 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" 2606 ft. N
00930 Senecio musiniensis      "Musinea ragwort" 128 ft. SW
00959 Silene petersonii      "plateau catchfly" 128 ft. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
High Top (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 826 ft. N 10745  Ferron Reservoir 
Mount Baldy Guard Station (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 9505  Black Mountain 
Twelvemile Flat (Flat) Sanpete County, UT 1.7 mi. S 10105  Ferron Reservoir 
Twelve Mile Campground (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 1.9 mi. S 10119  Heliotrope Mountain 
Indian Creek Administrative Site (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 9492  Ferron Reservoir 
Ferron Campground (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 1.7 mi. E 9482  Ferron Reservoir 
Grove of the Aspen Giants Scenic Area (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 1.8 mi. W 9394  Black Mountain 
Ferron Reservoir Campground (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 1.9 mi. SE 9495  Ferron Reservoir 
Mount Baldy (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 2.2 mi. SW 10913  Black Mountain 
Ferron Reservoir (Reservoir) Sanpete County, UT 1.9 mi. E 9489  Ferron Reservoir 
Ferron Reservoir Summer Home Area (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. SE 9640  Ferron Reservoir 
Ferron Campground (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. E 9482  Ferron Reservoir 
Ferron Dam (Dam) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. E 9410  Ferron Reservoir 
Oleys Lakes (Lake) Sanpete County, UT 2.6 mi. S 9945  Heliotrope Mountain 
Petty Peak (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 2.2 mi. E 10404  Ferron Reservoir 
Duck Fork Reservoir (Reservoir) Sanpete County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 9243  Ferron Reservoir 
Wildwest (Area) Sanpete County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 9597  Black Mountain 
Duck Fork Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 9229  Ferron Reservoir 
Duck Fork Dam (Dam) Emery County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 9229  Ferron Reservoir 
Black Mountain (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 2.6 mi. W 10292  Black Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Silene petersonii  Maguire

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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