Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05343 
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   880  
Coll. Date 03 August 2001 
United States
Salt Lake County
Locality Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta Town, just past the ski resort.
     Elev.: 9621 ft. (2933 m.)
Habitat Notes high alpine meadow, W facing slope, granite cliffs, marshy snow-melt areas. 
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° 34'  N, 111° 36'  W
Township Range T3S, R3E, Sec. 9, NE1/4  
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: 05343s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04673s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07125s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07826s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05703 Achnatherum pinetorum      "pinewoods needlegrass" same section
05468 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" same section
09849 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" 1 mi. NE
05651 Agoseris aurantiaca  var. aurantiaca   "orange agoseris" same section
05020 Anaphalis margaritacea      "western pearly everlasting" 1.1 mi. SE
14061 Arnica longifolia      "spearleaf arnica" 1.7 mi. E
05334 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" same section
05640 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. incompta   "Louisiana wormwood" same section
05025 Aspidotis densa      "lace fern" 1.1 mi. SE
05029 Brickellia grandiflora      "tassel-flowered brickellbush" 1.1 mi. SE
05018 Calamagrostis canadensis  var. canadensis   "bluejoint" 1.1 mi. SE
09856 Cardamine cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf bittercress" 1 mi. NE
05019 Carex aquatilis      "water sedge" 1.1 mi. SE
05657 Carex hoodii      "Hood's sedge" same section
05349 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" same section
05337 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" same section
05641 Cirsium eatonii      "Eaton's thistle" same section
05024 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1.1 mi. SE
09857 Deschampsia elongata      "slender hairgrass" 1 mi. NE
09848 Draba crassifolia      "thick-leaf whitlow-cress" 1 mi. NE
05023 Elymus glaucus      "blue wildrye" 1.1 mi. SE
05658 Elymus glaucus  subsp. glaucus   "blue wildrye" same section
14062 Epilobium alpinum      "alpine willowherb" 1.4 mi. E
05346 Epilobium alpinum  var. alpinum  same section
05408 Epilobium angustifolium     same section
09860 Epilobium hornemannii  var. hornemannii   "Hornemann's willowherb" 1 mi. NE
05656 Erigeron arenarioides      "sand fleabane" same section
14063 Erigeron coulteri      "large mountain fleabane" 1 mi. NE
05655 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" same section
09855 Erigeron glacialis  var. glacialis   "subalpine fleabane" 1 mi. NE
05410 Erigeron subtrinervis      "three-nerved fleabane" same section
09846 Eriogonum alatum      "winged wild buckwheat" 1 mi. NE
05348 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. umbellatum   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" same section
05344 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" same section
05351 Hieracium scouleri  var. griseum   "houndstongue hawkweed" same section
05338 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" same section
15942 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" 1.6 mi. E
15941 Ivesia utahensis      "Utah mousetail" 1.6 mi. E
05407 Leptosiphon nuttallii      "Nuttall's linanthus" same section
09851 Leptosiphon nuttallii      "Nuttall's linanthus" 1 mi. NE
05345 Mimulus floribundus      "many-flowered monkeyflower" same section
05347 Mimulus tilingii      "Tiling's monkeyflower" same section
09859 Mitella pentandra      "fivestamen miterwort" 1 mi. NE
05336 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" same section
09850 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 1 mi. NE
05411 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" same section
09852 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" 1 mi. NE
05409 Phacelia hastata  var. alpina   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" same section
05652 Polygonum douglasii  var. douglasii  same section
05350 Polystichum lonchitis      "northern holly fern" same section
05335 Rubus idaeus  var. strigosus   "wild red raspberry" same section
09854 Rudbeckia occidentalis      "western coneflower" 1 mi. NE
05653 Rudbeckia occidentalis      "western coneflower" same section
09853 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1 mi. NE
05642 Senecio serra  var. serra   "tall ragwort" same section
05342 Solidago parryi      "Parry's goldenrod" same section
05031 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1.1 mi. SE
05017 Spiranthes romanzoffiana  var. romanzoffiana   "hooded ladies tresses" 1.1 mi. SE
05639 Symphyotrichum foliaceum  var. canbyi   "Canby's aster" same section
09858 Symphyotrichum foliaceum  var. canbyi   "Canby's aster" 1 mi. NE
05032 Symphyotrichum novae-angliae      "New England aster" 1.1 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Sunset Peak (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 10522  Brighton 
Smuggler Tunnel (Tunnel) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. SW 9167  Brighton 
Centennial Tunnel (Tunnel) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S 8485  Brighton 
Devils Castle (Pillar) Salt Lake County, UT 0.8 mi. W 10854  Brighton 
Lake Catherine (Lake) Salt Lake County, UT 1 mi. N 9955  Brighton 
Albion Basin Campground (Locale) Salt Lake County, UT 0.9 mi. NW 9479  Brighton 
Mount Tuscarora (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 1.2 mi. N 10486  Brighton 
Pioneer Peak (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 10355  Brighton 
Pittsburg Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 9416  Brighton 
Mount Wolverine (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 1.3 mi. N 10735  Brighton 
Steamboat Tunnel (Mine) Wasatch County, UT 1.1 mi. E 8665  Brighton 
Lake Martha (Lake) Salt Lake County, UT 1.3 mi. N 9590  Brighton 
Albion Basin (Basin) Salt Lake County, UT 1.2 mi. NW 9384  Brighton 
Secret Lake (Reservoir) Salt Lake County, UT 1.2 mi. W 9846  Brighton 
Sugarloaf Mountain (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 1.2 mi. W 10663  Brighton 
Big Cottonwood Mine (Mine) Salt Lake County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 9577  Brighton 
Bog Mine (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 8790  Brighton 
Albion Alps (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 1.4 mi. NW 9285  Brighton 
Albion Basin (Populated Place) Salt Lake County, UT 1.4 mi. NW 9285  Brighton 
Mount Millicent (Summit) Salt Lake County, UT 1.6 mi. N 10283  Brighton 


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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