Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00979 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cryptantha johnstonii Higgins
Common name   Johnston's cat's eye
J.G. Harris   2248  
Coll. Date 12 May 1990 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Reef, Bell Canyon.
     Elev.: 5396 ft. (1645 m.)
Habitat Notes wash bottom community; sandy soil. 
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 38° 36'  14" N, 110° 49'  4" W
Township Range T25S, R10E, Sec. 27  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
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).
Specimen Notes [likely C. johnstonii, but in early bud and early flower with no mature nutlets so definitive ID not possible, it fits the descriptions vegetatively, J.A. Alexander, Nov. 2009] 


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

     Cryptantha johnstonii Higgins

Common Name(s): Johnston's cryptantha.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31826, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Boraginaceae
                                    Genus: Cryptantha
                                        Species: Cryptantha johnstonii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 00979s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02728s3.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05911 Astragalus desperatus  var. desperatus   "rimrock milkvetch" 1.6 mi. SE
00981 Astragalus desperatus  var. petrophilus   "rimrock milkvetch" same section
00983 Astragalus episcopus      "Bishop's milkvetch" same section
00980 Astragalus musiniensis      "Ferron milkvetch" same section
00978 Astragalus pardalinus      "panther milkvetch" same section
00982 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" same section
05916 Chrysopsis villosa  var. minor   "hairy goldenaster" 1.6 mi. SE
05915 Cryptantha fulvocanescens      "tawny cat's eye" 1.6 mi. SE
05913 Erigeron utahensis  var. utahensis   "Utah fleabane" 1.6 mi. SE
05912 Fallugia paradoxa      "Apache plume" 1.6 mi. SE
05917 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. nana   "stemless four-nerve daisy" 1.6 mi. SE
00977 Phacelia crenulata  var. crenulata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
05919 Stenotus armerioides  var. armerioides   "thrifty goldenweed" 1.6 mi. SE
05914 Symphoricarpos longiflorus      "long-flowered snowberry" 1.6 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bell Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. SE   Horse Valley 
Middle Wild Horse Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 2.2 mi. S 5496  Little Wild Horse Mesa 
Cistern Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. SW   Horse Valley 
Bullberry Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. W 5040  Hunt Draw 
Horse Valley (Basin) Emery County, UT 5 mi. N 6483  Horse Valley 
Chute Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. SE   Horse Valley 
Little Wild Horse Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 5.1 mi. S 4843  Little Wild Horse Mesa 
Cistern Tanks (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 5.2 mi. NW 6322  Tomsich Butte 
The Big Ridge (Ridge) Emery County, UT 6.1 mi. NW 6660  Tomsich Butte 


Taxon Links for species Cryptantha johnstonii  Higgins

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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