Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02295 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.
Common name   kinnikinnick
A. Whittaker   s.n.  
Coll. Date 19 September 1997 
United States
Summit County
Locality Provo River Falls.
     Elev.: 9600 ft. (2927 m.)
Habitat Notes riparian, spruce-fir 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° 39'  38" N, 110° 56'  56" W
Township Range T2S, R9E, Sec. 8  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.

     Arctostaphylos adenotricha (Fern. & J.F. Macbr.) A.& D. Löve & Kapoor
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. adenotricha (Fern. & J.F. Macbr.) Calder & Taylor
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. adenotricha Fern. & J.F. Macbr.
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. coactilis (Fern. & J.F. Macbr.) A.& D. Löve & Kapoor
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. coactilis Fern. & J.F. Macbr.
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. leobreweri J.B. Roof
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. longipilosa Packer & Denford
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. marinensis J.B. Roof
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. monoensis J.B. Roof
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. pacifica Hultén
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. stipitata Packer & Denford
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. stipitata (Packer & Denford) Dorn
     Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. suborbiculata W. Knight
     Uva-Ursi uva-ursi (L.) Britt.

Common Name(s): bearberry, bearberry manzanita, kinnikinnick, mealberry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23530, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Ericales
                                Family: Ericaceae
                                    Genus: Arctostaphylos
                                        Species: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02295s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05661s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08104s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09655s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13420s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13421s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05671 Agoseris glauca  var. glauca   "mountain dandelion" same section
04680 Agrostis scabra      "ticklegrass" 1.7 mi. N
07808 Agrostis scabra      "ticklegrass" 1.6 mi. N
02294 Amelanchier alnifolia      "Saskatoon serviceberry" 1446 ft. SW
04690 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" 1.1 mi. N
04714 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 1.1 mi. N
03927 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" same section
04865 Bryum pallens      "bryum moss" 1.7 mi. N
07813 Callitriche heterophylla      "twoheaded water-starwort" 1.6 mi. N
04722 Callitriche palustris      "vernal water-starwort" 1.7 mi. N
04686 Carex albonigra      "blackandwhite sedge" 1.7 mi. N
04664 Carex echinata      "star sedge" 1.7 mi. N
04679 Carex nebrascensis      "Nebraska sedge" 1.7 mi. N
04684 Carex rossii      "Ross' sedge" 1.7 mi. N
04653 Carex utriculata      "Northwest Territory sedge" 1.1 mi. N
04715 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" 1.1 mi. N
04662 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.1 mi. N
03923 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. salicifolius   "willowleaf rubber rabbitbrush" same section
04683 Danthonia intermedia      "timber oatgrass" 1.7 mi. N
05482 Elatine brachysperma      "shortseed waterwort" same section
07810 Eleocharis parvula      "dwarf spikerush" 1.6 mi. N
18133 Erigeron eatonii      "Eaton's fleabane" 1473 ft. SW
18037 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 1022 ft. SW
03003 Gentiana affinis      "pleated gentian" 1 mi. N
04663 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" 1.1 mi. N
03004 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" 1 mi. N
04651 Hierochloe odorata      "sweetgrass" 1.1 mi. N
04721 Hypericum anagalloides      "tinker's penny" 1.7 mi. N
04681 Juncus mertensianus      "Mertens' rush" 1.7 mi. N
04685 Juncus parryi      "Parry's rush" 1.7 mi. N
04666 Nuphar polysepala     1.7 mi. N
04659 Nuphar polysepala     1.7 mi. N
15952 Nuphar polysepala     1.1 mi. SE
15951 Nuphar polysepala     1.1 mi. SE
15782 Nuphar polysepala     1.1 mi. SE
04688 Nuphar polysepala     1.7 mi. N
07807 Phalaris arundinacea      "reed Canary grass" 1.6 mi. N
04717 Plantago tweedyi      "Tweedy's plantain" 1.7 mi. N
04682 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" 1.7 mi. N
04687 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" 1.7 mi. N
04691 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" 1.1 mi. N
05483 Polygonum polygaloides  subsp. kelloggii   "Kellogg's knotweed" same section
04720 Polytrichum juniperinum      "juniper polytrichum moss" 1.7 mi. N
07809 Ranunculus flammula  var. ovalis   "creeping spearwort" 1.6 mi. N
18036 Rhododendron neoglandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 1022 ft. SW
18035 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 1293 ft. SW
14752 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 1246 ft. SW
14751 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 1246 ft. SW
04719 Rorippa curvipes  var. integra  1.7 mi. N
07812 Rorippa sinuata      "spreading yellowcress" 1.6 mi. N
02292 Rubus idaeus  var. strigosus   "wild red raspberry" same section
18039 Salix       "willow" 1022 ft. SW
15218 Salix       "willow" same section
14753 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1246 ft. SW
18038 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1022 ft. SW
18034 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" 1293 ft. SW
02287 Salix lucida  subsp. caudata   "greenleaf willow" 1.4 mi. S
14755 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1246 ft. SW
14754 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1246 ft. SW
03929 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" same section
04661 Selaginella densa      "lesser spikemoss" 1.1 mi. N
07811 Sparganium angustifolium      "narrow-leaf bur-reed" 1.6 mi. N
05484 Spergularia rubra      "red sandspurry" same section
04700 Sphagnum capillaceum     1.1 mi. N
04678 Spiranthes romanzoffiana  var. romanzoffiana   "hooded ladies tresses" 1.7 mi. N
04677 Swertia perennis      "felwort" 1.7 mi. N
05485 Symphyotrichum foliaceum  var. apricum   "alpine leafybract aster" same section
07906 Tolypella       "stonewort" 1.6 mi. N
04699 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.7 mi. N
18040 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 1.5 mi. N
04660 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 1.1 mi. N
14750 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 1246 ft. SW
04701 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 1.1 mi. N
04718 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" 1.7 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Provo River Falls (Falls) Summit County, UT 1723 ft. SE 9348  Mirror Lake 
Provo River Falls Overlook (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1763 ft. SE 9433  Mirror Lake 
Lost Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 2906 ft. N   Mirror Lake 
Shoestring Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2838 ft. W 9823  Mirror Lake 
Shallow Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. W 9794  Mirror Lake 
Upper Provo Bridge Picnic Area (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 0.9 mi. S 9210  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. N 9899  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. N 9899  Mirror Lake 
Trident Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1 mi. SW 9810  Mirror Lake 
Broadhead Meadows (Flat) Wasatch County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 9515  Mirror Lake 
Broadwater Meadows (Flat) Wasatch County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 9544  Mirror Lake 
Trial Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. N 9813  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Number Two (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. N 9932  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Number Two Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. N 9932  Mirror Lake 
Trial Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. N 9886  Mirror Lake 
Beth Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. SW 9781  Mirror Lake 
Slate Gorge Overlook (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. S 9013  Mirror Lake 
Lilly Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. N 9922  Mirror Lake 
Haystack Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. W 9945  Mirror Lake 
Trial Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. N 9827  Mirror Lake 


Taxon Links for species Arctostaphylos uva-ursi  (L.) Spreng.

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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