Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05747 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Menyanthes trifoliata L.
Common name   buckbean
Donna M. Barnes   1025  
Coll. Date 16 July 2001 
United States
Locality dirt road to Bear River Smith Flat, E side of Highway 150.
     Elev.: 8580 ft. (2616 m.)
Habitat Notes aspen, pine community 
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° 52'  N, 110° 49'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Menyanthes trifoliata L.

     Menyanthes trifoliata var. minor Raf.

Common Name(s): buckbean, buck-bean, common bogbean.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30102, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Menyanthaceae
                                    Genus: Menyanthes
                                        Species: Menyanthes trifoliata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05747s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 07932s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
18054 Artemisia cana      "silver sagebrush" 1.5 mi. SE
07919 Artemisia tridentata  var. pauciflora   "Vasey's big sagebrush" same section
07314 Eremogone congesta  var. congesta  1.2 mi. N
07312 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" 1.2 mi. N
07316 Erigeron uintahensis      "Uinta fleabane" 1.2 mi. N
07309 Gayophytum decipiens      "deceptive groundsmoke" 1.2 mi. N
05487 Gentianopsis detonsa      "small fringed-gentian" 1.2 mi. N
07319 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. lanszwertii   "Lanszwert's vetchling" 1.2 mi. N
05664 Lupinus argenteus  var. utahensis   "Utah silky lupine" same section
07311 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" 1.2 mi. N
07313 Penstemon procerus  var. aberrans   "pincushion beardtongue" 1.2 mi. N
13150 Penstemon watsonii      "Watson's beardtongue" 1.2 mi. N
07310 Phacelia hastata      "silverleaf scorpionweed" 1.2 mi. N
07920 Poa palustris      "fowl bluegrass" same section
07921 Ranunculus aquatilis  var. diffusus  same section
05486 Ranunculus flammula  var. ovalis   "creeping spearwort" 1.2 mi. N
05488 Rorippa curvipes  var. curvipes   "bluntleaf yellowcress" 1.2 mi. N
18053 Salix wolfii      "Wolf's willow" 1.5 mi. SE
07315 Sedum lanceolatum      "spearleaf stonecrop" 1.2 mi. N
07922 Symphyotrichum ascendens      "western aster" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Lily Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.8 mi. N 8905  Deadman Mountain 
Stillwater Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1 mi. W 8521  Christmas Meadows 
Stillwater Fork (Stream) Summit County, UT 1 mi. W   Hayden Peak 
Hayden Fork (Stream) Summit County, UT 1 mi. W   Hayden Peak 
Wolverine Recreation Trailhead (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. S 9085  Christmas Meadows 
Main Fork (Stream) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. S   Christmas Meadows 
Bear River Smiths Fork Trail (Trail) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 9397  Christmas Meadows 
Bear River Ranger Station (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. N 8475  Deadman Mountain 
Boundary Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. E   Christmas Meadows 
Christmas Meadow Summer Home Area (Populated Place) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. S 8770  Christmas Meadows 
Christmas Meadows Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 3 mi. S 8813  Christmas Meadows 
East Fork Bear River Camp (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.3 mi. E 8914  Christmas Meadows 
Bear River Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 3.1 mi. N 8327  Deadman Mountain 
East Fork Bear River (Stream) Summit County, UT 3.2 mi. N   Red Knob 
East Fork Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. N 8370  Deadman Mountain 
Old Burn (Slope) Summit County, UT 2.6 mi. E 9216  Christmas Meadows 
Hovarka Canal (Canal) Summit County, UT 3.5 mi. N 8386  Deadman Mountain 
Hayden Fork Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 3.2 mi. SW 8869  Christmas Meadows 
Windsor Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 2.7 mi. E 8862  Christmas Meadows 
Coyote Hollow (Valley) Summit County, UT 2.9 mi. W   Whitney Reservoir 


Taxon Links for species Menyanthes trifoliata  L.

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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