Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10375 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Calochortus aureus S. Watson
Common name   golden mariposa lily
D.M. Barnes   4334  
Coll. Date 27 April 2005 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Capitol Reef National Park, Notom Road, Oyster Shell Reef, directly S of junction with Burr Road, reference point 60, E of road.
     Elev.: 4929 ft. (1503 m.)
Habitat Notes warm desert shrub community; deep sand, clay soil.6882 CARE-00246 
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° 50'  36" N, 110° 59'  36" 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):

     Calochortus aureus S. Wats.

     Calochortus nuttallii var. aureus (S. Wats.) Ownbey

Common Name(s): golden mariposa lily.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=42836, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Liliidae
                            Order: Liliales
                                Family: Liliaceae
                                    Genus: Calochortus
                                        Species: Calochortus aureus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10375s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05969s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08502s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10372 Aliciella triodon      "coyote gilia" same section
10174 Astragalus amphioxys  var. vespertinus   "western crescent milkvetch" 70 ft. NE
10379 Astragalus mollissimus  var. thompsoniae   "Thompson's woolly milkvetch" same section
10484 Atriplex argentea  var. argentea   "silverscale saltbush" same section
10384 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" same section
10377 Cymopterus bulbosus      "onion spring parsley" same section
10383 Eriogonum bicolor      "pretty wild buckwheat" same section
10381 Eriogonum corymbosum  var. corymbosum   "crisp-leaf wild buckwheat" same section
10386 Eriogonum flexum     same section
10378 Eriogonum palmerianum      "Palmer's wild buckwheat" same section
10387 Gilia ophthalmoides      "eyed gilia" same section
10371 Gilia ophthalmoides      "eyed gilia" same section
10370 Grayia spinosa      "spiny hopsage" same section
10380 Hilaria jamesii      "James' galleta" same section
10388 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" same section
10374 Monolepis nuttalliana      "Nuttall's povertyweed" same section
10376 Oenothera albicaulis      "prairie evening primrose" same section
10389 Phacelia ivesiana      "Ives' scorpionweed" same section
10373 Quercus x eastwoodiae  hybrid [gambelii x havardii x turbinella?]  70 ft. NE
10382 Sisymbrium altissimum      "tall tumblemustard" same section
10385 Townsendia annua      "annual Townsend-daisy" same section
10369 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. imberbis   "beardless Mojave woody aster" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Creek Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 0.8 mi. NW   Bitter Creek Divide 
The Post (Locale) Garfield County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 4981  The Post 
Burr Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.4 mi. NW   Wagon Box Mesa 
Swap Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.6 mi. N   Cave Flat 
Willow Tanks (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 2.2 mi. S 4876  The Post 
Cottonwood Tanks (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. S 4859  The Post 
Swap Mesa (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. NE 5561  Cave Flat 
Peak-a-boo Rock (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. NW 6224  Wagon Box Mesa 
Bitter Spring Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.8 mi. N   Bitter Creek Divide 
Oyster Shell Reef (Bar) Garfield County, UT 4.9 mi. N 5286  Bitter Creek Divide 
Strike Valley Overlook (Locale) Garfield County, UT 4.5 mi. NW 5988  Bitter Creek Divide 
Muley Twist Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 5.6 mi. S   Bitter Creek Divide 


Taxon Links for species Calochortus aureus  S. Watson

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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