Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07232 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Parnassia palustris L.
Infraspecific    var. montanensis (Fernald & Rydb. ex Rydb.) C.L. Hitchc.
Common name   mountain grass of Parnassus
Donna M. Barnes   2476  
Coll. Date 16 August 2002 
United States
Wayne County
Locality Highway 12, S of Grover, between mile markers 15-16, white sandstone outcrop.
     Elev.: 7347 ft. (2240 m.)
Habitat Notes birch, skunkbush community, along stream bank. 
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° 12'  N, 111° 21'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Parnassia palustris var. montanensis (Fern. & Rydb. ex Rydb.) C.L. Hitchc.

     Parnassia montanensis Fern. & Rydb. ex Rydb.

Common Name(s): mountain grass of Parnassus, northern grass-of-Parnassus.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=529381, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Saxifragaceae
                                    Genus: Parnassia
                                        Species: Parnassia palustris
                                            Variety: Parnassia palustris var. montanensis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07232s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 07081s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09667s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07230 Allium cernuum      "nodding wild onion" same section
07235 Artemisia campestris  var. scouleriana   "Pacific sagewort" same section
07234 Bouteloua gracilis      "blue grama" same section
07224 Camissonia breviflora      "few-flowered suncup" same section
07233 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" same section
07174 Chenopodium glaucum  var. salinum  same section
07318 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. leiospermus   "smooth-seed rubber rabbitbrush" same section
07236 Eremogone eastwoodiae      "Eastwood's sandwort" same section
07483 Erigeron caespitosus      "tufted fleabane" same section
14355 Eriogonum corymbosum  var. corymbosum   "crisp-leaf wild buckwheat" 1.6 mi. N
14354 Eriogonum jamesii  var. flavescens   "James' wild buckwheat" 1.6 mi. N
07175 Phemeranthus confertiflorus      "New Mexico fameflower" same section
07231 Potentilla pensylvanica  var. pensylvanica   "Pennsylvania cinquefoil" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Lion Mountain (Summit) Wayne County, UT 1.7 mi. SE 8783  Grover 
Rock Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 1.7 mi. NE   Blind Lake 
Grover (Populated Place) Wayne County, UT 1.9 mi. N 7113  Grover 
Singletree Campground (Locale) Wayne County, UT 2.8 mi. S 8225  Grover 
Spring Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Blind Lake 
Cocks Comb (Ridge) Wayne County, UT 2.9 mi. NW 7228  Blind Lake 
Rock Creek Meadow (Flat) Wayne County, UT 3.3 mi. S 10086  Grover 
Singletree Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   Grover 
Chokecherry Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   Grover 
Twin Peaks (Summit) Wayne County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 7704  Grover 
Hickman Pasture (Flat) Wayne County, UT 2.9 mi. W 8865  Blind Lake 
Wide Hollow Reservoir (Reservoir) Wayne County, UT 3.2 mi. NE 7382  Grover 
Willow Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.5 mi. SW   Blind Lake 
Happy Valley (Basin) Wayne County, UT 3.6 mi. SE 7609  Grover 
Chokecherry Meadow (Flat) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. S 9617  Grover 
Fish Creek Cove (Valley) Wayne County, UT 3.5 mi. NW   Blind Lake 
Spring Branch (Stream) Wayne County, UT 3.6 mi. NW   Blind Lake 
Devils Slide (Slope) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. S 8209  Grover 
Chokecherry Point (Cape) Garfield County, UT 4.3 mi. S 10558  Grover 
The Three Brothers (Range) Wayne County, UT 3.9 mi. SE 8071  Grover 


Taxon Links for species Parnassia palustris  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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