Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07091 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Polygonum viviparum L.
Common name   alpine bistort
Donna M. Barnes   2460  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 09 July 2002 
United States
Duchesne County
Locality Uinta Mountains, south fork of Rock Canyon, ca 3 miles NW of turnoff to Upper Stillwater Dam.
     Elev.: 9266 ft. (2825 m.)
Habitat Notes along creek bank, moist uplands. 
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° 33'  N, 110° 45'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Polygonum viviparum L.

     Bistorta vivipara (L.) S.F. Gray
     Polygonum fugax Small
     Polygonum macounii Small ex Macoun
     Polygonum viviparum var. alpinum Wahlenb.
     Polygonum viviparum var. macounii (Small ex Macoun) HultÚn

Common Name(s): alpine bistort, serpent-grass, viviparous bistort.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20864, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Polygonales
                                Family: Polygonaceae
                                    Genus: Polygonum
                                        Species: Polygonum viviparum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07091s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00034s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06916s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07612s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08052s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09789s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07109 Abies lasiocarpa      "subalpine fir" 1.4 mi. NE
07073 Aconitum columbianum  var. columbianum   "western monkshood" same section
07076 Agrostis variabilis      "Ross' bentgrass" same section
07103 Allium brevistylum      "short-styled wild onion" same section
07089 Antennaria corymbosa      "flat-top pussytoes" same section
07128 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" 1.4 mi. NE
07088 Cardamine cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf bittercress" same section
07075 Carex aurea      "golden sedge" same section
07123 Carex brunnescens      "brownish sedge" 1.4 mi. NE
07077 Carex nova      "black sedge" same section
07086 Cerastium beeringianum      "mouse-ear chickweed" same section
07116 Cirsium eatonii      "Eaton's thistle" 1.4 mi. NE
07125 Cryptogramma crispa  var. acrostichoides   "American parsley fern" 1.4 mi. NE
07094 Deschampsia cespitosa  subsp. cespitosa   "tufted hairgrass" same section
07126 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" 1.4 mi. NE
07092 Erigeron ursinus      "Bear River fleabane" same section
07129 Erigeron ursinus      "Bear River fleabane" 1.4 mi. NE
07124 Geranium richardsonii      "Richardson's geranium" 1.4 mi. NE
07119 Hieracium albiflorum      "white hawkweed" 1.4 mi. NE
07121 Hieracium triste  var. gracile   "slender hawkweed" 1.4 mi. NE
07078 Juncus ensifolius  var. brunnescens  same section
07074 Ligusticum tenuifolium      "Idaho licorice-root" same section
07112 Listera borealis      "northern twayblade" same section
07090 Mitella pentandra      "fivestamen miterwort" same section
07120 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 1.4 mi. NE
07081 Parnassia palustris  var. montanensis   "mountain grass of Parnassus" same section
07117 Pedicularis racemosa  var. alba   "sickle-top lousewort" 1.4 mi. NE
07093 Piptatherum micranthum      "little-seed ricegrass" same section
07114 Platanthera dilatata  var. dilatata   "tall white bog orchid" same section
07113 Platanthera obtusata  subsp. obtusata   "blunt-leaf bog orchid" same section
07087 Poa alpina      "alpine bluegrass" same section
07110 Preissia quadrata     same section
07079 Prunella vulgaris  subsp. lanceolata   "lance selfheal" same section
07111 Pyrola chlorantha      "green-flowered wintergreen" same section
07085 Sagina saginoides      "arctic pearlwort" same section
07072 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" same section
07122 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1.4 mi. NE
07127 Senecio triangularis      "arrow-leaf ragwort" 1.4 mi. NE
07131 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section
07132 Solidago parryi      "Parry's goldenrod" same section
07082 Swertia perennis      "felwort" same section
09399 Trapeliopsis granulosa      "granular trapeliopsis lichen" same section
07084 Triglochin palustris      "marsh arrowgrass" same section
07083 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" same section
07080 Viola nephrophylla      "northern bog violet" same section
09400 Xanthoparmelia wyomingica      "Wyoming xanthoparmelia lichen" same section
07115 Zigadenus elegans      "mountain death camas" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Lake Basin (Basin) Duchesne County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 9987  Grandaddy Lake 
Stillwater Tunnel (Tunnel) Duchesne County, UT 1.6 mi. SW 10453  Grandaddy Lake 
East Slope Spring (Spring) Duchesne County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 9531  Grandaddy Lake 
Red Cliff Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 3.2 mi. N 9964  Tworoose Pass 
Docs Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 3.2 mi. N 9892  Tworoose Pass 
Carl Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 2.8 mi. NW 10457  Grandaddy Lake 
Lake Basin (Basin) Duchesne County, UT 2.9 mi. SW 9164  Grandaddy Lake 
Upper Stillwater Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 2.7 mi. E 8166  Tworoose Pass 
Arta Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 3.1 mi. NW 10480  Grandaddy Lake 
Stillwater Heliport (Airport) Duchesne County, UT 2.8 mi. E 8042  Tworoose Pass 
South Fork Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 2.9 mi. E 7907  Tworoose Pass 
East Grandaddy Mountain (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 3.4 mi. N 11569  Grandaddy Lake 
Burnt Ridge Spring (Spring) Duchesne County, UT 3.6 mi. SE 10191  Tworoose Pass 
Survey Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 3.4 mi. NW 10703  Grandaddy Lake 
Rock Creek Ranch (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 3 mi. E 7871  Tworoose Pass 
The East Slope (Slope) Duchesne County, UT 3.5 mi. SW 10020  Grandaddy Lake 
Rock Creek Resort (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 3.1 mi. E 7858  Tworoose Pass 
Cabin Creek (Stream) Duchesne County, UT 3.6 mi. NE   Tworoose Pass 
Fern Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 4.1 mi. N 9905  Grandaddy Lake 
West Fork Rock Creek (Stream) Duchesne County, UT 3.8 mi. NE   Grandaddy Lake 


Taxon Links for species Polygonum viviparum  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

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