Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07809 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ranunculus flammula L.
Infraspecific    var. ovalis (Bigelow) L.D. Benson
Common name   creeping spearwort
Donna M. Barnes   3029  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 30 July 2002 
United States
Summit County
Locality Lily Lake, along Utah Highway 150, W of Bald Mountain;
     Elev.: 9951 ft. (3034 m.)
Habitat Notes wet lake margin. 
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° 40'  52" N, 110° 56'  8" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Ranunculus flammula var. flammula L.

     Ranunculus filiformis var. ovalis Bigelow
     Ranunculus flammula var. genuinus Buch.
     Ranunculus flammula var. ovalis (Bigelow) L. Benson
     Ranunculus flammula var. samolifolius (Greene) L. Benson
     Ranunculus reptans var. ovalis (Bigelow) Torr. & Gray

Common Name(s): flam buttercup, flame buttercup, greater creeping spearwort.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=194954, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Magnoliidae
                            Order: Ranunculales
                                Family: Ranunculaceae
                                    Genus: Ranunculus
                                        Species: Ranunculus flammula
                                            Variety: Ranunculus flammula var. flammula


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07809s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04110s2.jpg 
specimen image: 05486s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06204s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07214s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05671 Agoseris glauca  var. glauca   "mountain dandelion" 1 mi. S
07808 Agrostis scabra      "ticklegrass" same section
04680 Agrostis scabra      "ticklegrass" 607 ft. N
02294 Amelanchier alnifolia      "Saskatoon serviceberry" 1.7 mi. S
02295 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi      "kinnikinnick" 1.6 mi. SE
04690 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" 2383 ft. SE
04714 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 2383 ft. SE
03927 Betula glandulosa      "resin birch" 1.6 mi. SE
04865 Bryum pallens      "bryum moss" 607 ft. N
07813 Callitriche heterophylla      "twoheaded water-starwort" same section
04722 Callitriche palustris      "vernal water-starwort" 607 ft. N
04686 Carex albonigra      "blackandwhite sedge" 607 ft. N
04664 Carex echinata      "star sedge" 607 ft. N
04679 Carex nebrascensis      "Nebraska sedge" 607 ft. N
04684 Carex rossii      "Ross' sedge" 607 ft. N
04653 Carex utriculata      "Northwest Territory sedge" 2383 ft. SE
04715 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" 2383 ft. SE
04662 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 2383 ft. SE
03923 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. salicifolius   "willowleaf rubber rabbitbrush" 1.6 mi. SE
04683 Danthonia intermedia      "timber oatgrass" 607 ft. N
05482 Elatine brachysperma      "shortseed waterwort" 1 mi. S
07810 Eleocharis parvula      "dwarf spikerush" same section
18133 Erigeron eatonii      "Eaton's fleabane" 1.7 mi. S
18037 Gaultheria humifusa      "alpine spicywintergreen" 1.6 mi. S
03003 Gentiana affinis      "pleated gentian" same section
04663 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" 2383 ft. SE
03004 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" same section
04651 Hierochloe odorata      "sweetgrass" 2383 ft. SE
04721 Hypericum anagalloides      "tinker's penny" 607 ft. N
04681 Juncus mertensianus      "Mertens' rush" 607 ft. N
04685 Juncus parryi      "Parry's rush" 607 ft. N
04688 Nuphar polysepala     607 ft. N
04659 Nuphar polysepala     607 ft. N
04666 Nuphar polysepala     607 ft. N
07807 Phalaris arundinacea      "reed Canary grass" same section
04717 Plantago tweedyi      "Tweedy's plantain" 607 ft. N
04687 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" 607 ft. N
04682 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" 607 ft. N
04691 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" 2383 ft. SE
05483 Polygonum polygaloides  subsp. kelloggii   "Kellogg's knotweed" 1 mi. S
04720 Polytrichum juniperinum      "juniper polytrichum moss" 607 ft. N
03067 Potentilla fruticosa     same section
18036 Rhododendron neoglandulosum      "western Labrador tea" 1.6 mi. S
14752 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 1.7 mi. S
14751 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 1.7 mi. S
18035 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 1.7 mi. S
04719 Rorippa curvipes  var. integra  607 ft. N
07812 Rorippa sinuata      "spreading yellowcress" same section
02292 Rubus idaeus  var. strigosus   "wild red raspberry" 1.6 mi. SE
18039 Salix       "willow" 1.6 mi. S
18038 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1.6 mi. S
14753 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1.7 mi. S
18034 Salix geyeriana      "Geyer's willow" 1.7 mi. S
14754 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.7 mi. S
14755 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.7 mi. S
03929 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 1.6 mi. SE
04661 Selaginella densa      "lesser spikemoss" 2383 ft. SE
07811 Sparganium angustifolium      "narrow-leaf bur-reed" same section
05484 Spergularia rubra      "red sandspurry" 1 mi. S
04700 Sphagnum capillaceum     2383 ft. SE
04678 Spiranthes romanzoffiana  var. romanzoffiana   "hooded ladies tresses" 607 ft. N
04677 Swertia perennis      "felwort" 607 ft. N
05485 Symphyotrichum foliaceum  var. apricum   "alpine leafybract aster" 1 mi. S
07906 Tolypella       "stonewort" same section
04699 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" 607 ft. N
18040 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" same section
04660 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 2383 ft. SE
14750 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 1.7 mi. S
04701 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" 2383 ft. SE
04718 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" 607 ft. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Lilly Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 397 ft. NW 9935  Mirror Lake 
Lilly Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 824 ft. W 9922  Mirror Lake 
Lost Creek Campground (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1120 ft. E 10010  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Number Two Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 1491 ft. W 9932  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Number Two (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 1491 ft. W 9932  Mirror Lake 
Diamond Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2660 ft. NW 9925  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake Dam (Dam) Wasatch County, UT 2936 ft. SW 9899  Mirror Lake 
Lost Lake (Reservoir) Wasatch County, UT 2936 ft. SW 9899  Mirror Lake 
Trial Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. W 9886  Mirror Lake 
Lost Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 1 mi. SW   Mirror Lake 
Star Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 1 mi. NW 10000  Mirror Lake 
Star Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 1 mi. NW 10000  Mirror Lake 
Trial Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 1 mi. W 9827  Mirror Lake 
Clegg Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 10499  Mirror Lake 
Trial Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. W 9813  Mirror Lake 
Dean Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. N 10371  Mirror Lake 
Lake Marion (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 9899  Mirror Lake 
Notch Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.7 mi. N 10309  Mirror Lake 
Provo River Falls Overlook (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1.7 mi. S 9433  Mirror Lake 
Cliff Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 1.8 mi. N 10306  Mirror Lake 


Taxon Links for species Ranunculus flammula  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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