Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08495 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Delphinium scaposum Greene
Common name   leafless larkspur
D.M. Barnes   3396  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 29 May 2003 
United States
Kane County
Locality Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Cottonwood Canyon Road, S of the junction with the road to Grosvenor Arch;
     Elev.: 5667 ft. (1728 m.)
Habitat Notes steep cliff face, Navajo Sandstone Formation, sage 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 37° 24'  5" N, 111° 50'  50" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


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

     Delphinium scaposum Greene

     Delphinium andersonii var. scaposum (Greene) Welsh

Common Name(s): barestem larkspur, tall mountain larkspur.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=18507, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Magnoliidae
                            Order: Ranunculales
                                Family: Ranunculaceae
                                    Genus: Delphinium
                                        Species: Delphinium scaposum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08495s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05069s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06100s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10509s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10524s2.jpg 
specimen image: 15716s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08494 Aliciella triodon      "coyote gilia" same section
08491 Astragalus praelongus  var. praelongus   "stinking milkvetch" same section
08490 Astragalus praelongus  var. praelongus   "stinking milkvetch" same section
08492 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" same section
09383 Cymopterus purpureus  var. rosei   "Rose's spring parsley" same section
08489 Elymus elymoides  subsp. elymoides   "common squirreltail" same section
08493 Erigeron pumilus  var. concinnus   "western shaggy fleabane" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Butler Valley Draw (Valley) Kane County, UT 1.9 mi. N   Butler Valley 
Butler Valley (Valley) Kane County, UT 1.9 mi. N   Butler Valley 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 2 mi. N   Canaan Peak 
Kane County (Civil) Kane County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 5863  Calico Peak 
Cads Crotch (Basin) Kane County, UT 2.8 mi. S 5955  Horse Flat 
Rush Beds (Area) Kane County, UT 2.7 mi. SW 6375  Slickrock Bench 
The Gut (Gap) Kane County, UT 3.3 mi. N 6162  Butler Valley 
Blue Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 3 mi. NE   Death Ridge 
Grosvenor Arch (Arch) Kane County, UT 3.9 mi. N 6372  Butler Valley 
Horse Flat (Flat) Kane County, UT 4.4 mi. S 5873  Horse Flat 
Butler Valley Reservoir (Reservoir) Kane County, UT 4.9 mi. N 6322  Butler Valley 
Butler Valley Dam (Dam) Kane County, UT 4.9 mi. N 6322  Butler Valley 
Round Valley Seep (Spring) Kane County, UT 4.6 mi. NW 6211  Slickrock Bench 
Butler Valley Neck (Cape) Kane County, UT 5.3 mi. N 6391  Butler Valley 
Long Flat Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 5.1 mi. SE   Butler Valley 
Slickrock Bench (Bench) Kane County, UT 5.9 mi. N 6441  Slickrock Bench 
Headquarters Springs (Spring) Kane County, UT 5.9 mi. NE 6057  Butler Valley 
Headquarters Valley (Valley) Kane County, UT 6.1 mi. NE   Canaan Peak 
Lower Slickrock (Summit) Kane County, UT 6.4 mi. N 6260  Slickrock Bench 


Taxon Links for species Delphinium scaposum  Greene

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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