Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06716 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mertensia fusiformis Greene
Common name   spindle-root bluebells
Donna M. Barnes   2244  
   with K. Barnes, M. Barnes
Coll. Date 17 May 2002 
United States
Uintah County
Locality off Highway 191, Coulton Springs Guard Station.
     Elev.: 8145 ft. (2483 m.)
Habitat Notes dry upland area, dark compacted 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 40° 39'  N, 109° 31'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Mertensia oblongifolia (Nutt.) G. Don

     Mertensia bakeri Greene
     Mertensia bakeri var. osterhoutii L.O. Williams
     Mertensia cusickii Piper
     Mertensia fusiformis Greene
     Mertensia lanceolata var. fendleri (Gray) Gray
     Mertensia lanceolata var. nivalis (S. Wats.) Higgins
     Mertensia lanceolata var. pubens (J.F. Macbr.) L.O. Williams
     Mertensia lanceolata var. viridis A. Nels.
     Mertensia oblongifolia var. amoena (A. Nels.) L.O. Williams
     Mertensia oblongifolia var. nevadensis (A. Nels.) L.O. Williams
     Mertensia oreophila L.O. Williams
     Mertensia paniculata var. nivalis S. Wats.
     Mertensia perplexa Rydb.
     Mertensia toiyabensis J.F. Macbr.
     Mertensia viridis (A. Nels.) A. Nels.
     Mertensia viridis var. caelestina (A. Nels. & Cockerell) L.O. Williams
     Mertensia viridis var. cana (Rydb.) L.O. Williams
     Mertensia viridis var. cynoglossoides (Greene) J.F. Macbr.
     Mertensia viridis var. parvifolia L.O. Williams

Common Name(s): languid-lady, oblongleaf bluebells.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31683, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06716s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 07144s2.jpg 
specimen image: 15729s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06710 Astragalus spatulatus      "tufted milkvetch" 1.4 mi. NW
06709 Balsamorhiza hookeri  var. neglecta   "Hooker's balsamroot" 1.4 mi. NW
06714 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" same section
06711 Equisetum arvense      "field horsetail" 1.4 mi. NW
06712 Lithophragma glabrum      "bulbous woodland-star" same section
06715 Lomatium triternatum  subsp. platycarpum   "Great Basin desert parsley" same section
06713 Ranunculus glaberrimus  var. ellipticus   "sagebrush buttercup" same section
06717 Trifolium gymnocarpon      "hollyleaf clover" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Brush Creek Canyon Overlook (Locale) Uintah County, UT 1770 ft. SW 8216  Dyer Mountain 
Trout Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 0.6 mi. SE 7776  Dyer Mountain 
Brush Creek Corral (Locale) Uintah County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 8137  Dyer Mountain 
Gartell Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 1 mi. N 8193  Dyer Mountain 
Colton Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 1.2 mi. N 8176  Dyer Mountain 
Henline Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 1 mi. NE 8124  Dyer Mountain 
Colton Ranger Station (Locale) Uintah County, UT 1.2 mi. N 8196  Dyer Mountain 
Colton Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 1.1 mi. SW   Dyer Mountain 
Brush Creek Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 1.4 mi. S 6122  Dyer Mountain 
Gompers Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 1.5 mi. S   Dyer Mountain 
Gorge Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 7622  Burnt Cabin Gorge 
Kabell Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 2 mi. N 8271  Dyer Mountain 
Drive Through the Ages Geological Area (Area) Uintah County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 7904  Burnt Cabin Gorge 
Little Lake (Lake) Uintah County, UT 2.5 mi. N 8517  Dyer Mountain 
Kabell Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.1 mi. NE   Dyer Mountain 
Roaring Fork (Stream) Uintah County, UT 2 mi. W   Dyer Mountain 
Pine Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.1 mi. W   Dyer Mountain 
Snider Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 6861  Steinaker Reservoir 
Point Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 2.1 mi. W 7448  Dyer Mountain 
Barker Spring (Spring) Uintah County, UT 2.2 mi. E 7894  Burnt Cabin Gorge 


Taxon Links for species Mertensia fusiformis  Greene

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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