Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06979 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cryptantha crassisepala (Torr. & Gray) Greene
Common name   thick-sepaled cat's eye
J.G. Harris   3078  
   with J.P. Snyder
Coll. Date 09 May 2002 
United States
Grand County
Locality Spring Canyon, E of Bowknot Bend on the Green River.
     Elev.: 3936 ft. (1200 m.)
Habitat Notes talus slopes, wash bottoms, Chinle Formation. 
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° 37'  7" N, 109° 59'  56" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Cryptantha crassisepala (Torr. & Gray) Greene

Common Name(s): deertongue, thick-sepal catseye, thicksepal cryptanth, thicksepal cryptantha.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31800, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06979s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 09623s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09638s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10341s2.jpg 
specimen image: 12600d1.jpg 
specimen image: 12600s2.jpg 
specimen image: 12716d1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06983 Astragalus amphioxys  var. amphioxys   "crescent milkvetch" same section
06982 Astragalus desperatus  var. desperatus   "rimrock milkvetch" same section
06980 Astragalus mollissimus  var. thompsoniae   "Thompson's woolly milkvetch" same section
06984 Astragalus preussii  var. latus   "narrow-leaf Preuss' milkvetch" same section
07849 Baccharis salicina      "false willow" 1.2 mi. S
06420 Baccharis salicina      "false willow" 1.1 mi. S
07852 Corispermum americanum      "American bugseed" 1.2 mi. S
06989 Cryptantha fulvocanescens      "tawny cat's eye" 2.3 mi. N
06985 Cryptantha tenuis      "slender cat's eye" 2.3 mi. N
07851 Dicoria brandegeei      "Brandegee's desert twinbugs" 1.2 mi. S
07850 Eragrostis hypnoides      "teel lovegrass" 1.2 mi. S
06419 Forestiera pubescens      "stretchberry" 1.1 mi. S
06973 Gaillardia spathulata      "Colorado Plateau blanketflower" same section
06991 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" 2.3 mi. N
06981 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" same section
06987 Penstemon eatonii  var. undosus  2.3 mi. N
06990 Poliomintha incana      "frosted mint" 2.3 mi. N
06988 Purshia mexicana  var. stansburyana   "Stansbury's cliffrose" 2.3 mi. N
06975 Rhamnus betulifolia      "birchleaf buckthorn" same section
06418 Salix exigua      "narrow-leaf willow" 1.1 mi. S
06976 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
06977 Shepherdia rotundifolia      "round-leaf buffaloberry" same section
06978 Sisymbrium altissimum      "tall tumblemustard" same section
06986 Symphoricarpos longiflorus      "long-flowered snowberry" 2.3 mi. N
06974 Thelypodiopsis divaricata      "spreading thelypodiopsis" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Spring Canyon Bottom (Bend) Grand County, UT 587 ft. NW 3970  Mineral Canyon 
Spring Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 959 ft. NW   Dubinky Wash 
Spring Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 1084 ft. NW   Dubinky Wash 
Spring Point Canyon (Ridge) Grand County, UT 1.6 mi. W 4761  Bowknot Bend 
Bowknot Bend (Bend) Emery County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 4324  Bowknot Bend 
Deadman Point (Ridge) Grand County, UT 2.5 mi. S 5026  Mineral Canyon 
Hey Joe Mine (Mine) Grand County, UT 2.5 mi. NW 4196  Tenmile Point 
Hey Joe Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 2.9 mi. NW   Tenmile Point 
Oak Bottom (Bend) Wayne County, UT 2.9 mi. SW 3967  Bowknot Bend 
Cottonwood Bottom (Bend) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. S 3950  Mineral Canyon 
Hell Roaring Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 3.8 mi. S   The Knoll 
Barrier Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 3.9 mi. SW   Head Spur 
Horseshoe Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 4 mi. SW   Head Spur 
Keg Spring Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. NW   Bowknot Bend 
Deadman Spring (Spring) Grand County, UT 3.7 mi. E 5214  Dubinky Wash 
Twomile Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4 mi. SW   Bowknot Bend 
Keg Spring Bottom (Bend) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. NW 3983  Tenmile Point 
Mineral Point (Ridge) Grand County, UT 4.4 mi. SE 5282  Mineral Canyon 
Keg Point (Ridge) Emery County, UT 4 mi. W 4849  Bowknot Bend 
Tenmile Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.4 mi. NW   Dee Pass 


Taxon Links for species Cryptantha crassisepala  (Torr. & Gray) 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

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