Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08094 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Gentianella amarella (L.) Boerner
Common name   northern dwarf-gentian
J.G. Harris   3255  
   with D.V. Axford
Coll. Date 09 August 2002 
United States
Chaffee County
Locality Sawatch Range, Mineral Basin.
     Elev.: 12005 ft. (3660 m.)
Habitat Notes alpine tundra, limestone slope. 
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° 46'  7" N, 106° 23'  51" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Gentianella amarella (L.) Boerner

Common Name(s): annual gentian, autumn dwarf gentian, autumn dwarfgentian, autumn dwarf-gentian.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30058, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Gentianales
                                Family: Gentianaceae
                                    Genus: Gentianella
                                        Species: Gentianella amarella


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08094s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08101 Antennaria alpina      "alpine pussytoes" same section
08104 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi      "kinnikinnick" same section
08109 Artemisia scopulorum      "alpine sagebrush" same section
08839 Braya glabella  subsp. glabella   "smooth northern rockcress" same section
08844 Braya humilis  subsp. humilis   "low northern rockcress" same section
08096 Castilleja occidentalis      "western yellow paintbrush" same section
08102 Draba crassifolia      "thick-leaf whitlow-cress" same section
08103 Draba fladnizensis      "Austrian whitlow-cress" same section
08105 Dryas octopetala      "eightpetal mountain-avens" same section
08111 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" same section
11429 Gentianopsis barbellata      "fringed-gentian" same section
08112 Haplopappus clementis      "Clement's goldenweed" same section
08095 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" same section
08100 Oxytropis deflexa  var. sericea   "blue nodding locoweed" same section
08099 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" same section
08106 Poa alpina      "alpine bluegrass" same section
08108 Salix arctica     same section
08107 Salix brachycarpa      "shortfruit willow" same section
08098 Saxifraga rhomboidea      "diamond-leaf saxifrage" same section
08097 Sedum rosea     same section
08110 Senecio amplectens  var. holmii   "Holm's ragwort" same section
08115 Senecio canus      "woolly groundsel" same section
08114 Senecio wardii      "Rocky Mountain groundsel" same section
08113 Solidago simplex      "coastal goldenrod" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Jones Mountain (Summit) Chaffee County, CO 1744 ft. NE 13104  Tincup 
Mineral Basin (Basin) Chaffee County, CO 2977 ft. S 11529  Tincup 
Mineral Creek (Stream) Chaffee County, CO 0.7 mi. S   Cumberland Pass 
Ptarmigan Lake (Lake) Chaffee County, CO 0.9 mi. NE 12140  Tincup 
Mount Kreutzer (Summit) Gunnison County, CO 1.2 mi. SW 12688  Tincup 
Spout Lake (Lake) Chaffee County, CO 1.5 mi. N 11867  Tincup 
Grassy Gulch (Valley) Chaffee County, CO 1.4 mi. SE   Tincup 
Big Grassy (Flat) Chaffee County, CO 1.5 mi. E 12340  Mount Yale 
Morgans Gulch (Valley) Chaffee County, CO 1.7 mi. SE   Cumberland Pass 
Garden Basin (Basin) Gunnison County, CO 1.7 mi. W 11611  Tincup 
Garden Mine (Mine) Gunnison County, CO 1.8 mi. W 11651  Tincup 
North Fork Middle Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Chaffee County, CO 2.4 mi. N   Tincup 
Sanford Basin (Basin) Gunnison County, CO 2.1 mi. NW 11083  Tincup 
Gladstone Ridge (Ridge) Chaffee County, CO 2.1 mi. NE 12944  Mount Yale 
Lost Lake (Lake) Chaffee County, CO 2.6 mi. N 11910  Tincup 
Emma Burr Mountain (Summit) Gunnison County, CO 2.6 mi. S 13423  Cumberland Pass 
Mirror Lake Campground (Locale) Gunnison County, CO 2.3 mi. SW 11004  Cumberland Pass 
Osbourne Creek (Stream) Chaffee County, CO 2.8 mi. N   Tincup 
Mirror Lake (Lake) Gunnison County, CO 2.5 mi. SW 10991  Cumberland Pass 
Halfway Station (Locale) Chaffee County, CO 2.9 mi. N 11313  Tincup 


Taxon Links for species Gentianella amarella  (L.) Boerner

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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