Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11933 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Penstemon caespitosus Nutt. ex A. Gray
Infraspecific    var. desertipicti (A. Nelson) N.H. Holmgren
Common name   painted mat beardtongue
Donna M. Barnes   5379  
Coll. Date 09 August 2006 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Forest Road W of Bryce Canyon National Park, [Paunsaugunt Plateau, Johnson Bench, W of FR 091];
     Elev.: 7879 ft. (2402 m.)
Habitat Notes ponderosa-juniper community; red sandy soil. 
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° 40'  59" N, 111° 13'  43" 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):

     Penstemon caespitosus var. desertipicti (A. Nels.) N. Holmgren

     Penstemon caespitosus ssp. desertipicti (A. Nels.) Keck

Common Name(s): mat penstemon, tufted penstemon.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=529467, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Scrophulariales
                                Family: Scrophulariaceae
                                    Genus: Penstemon
                                        Species: Penstemon caespitosus
                                            Variety: Penstemon caespitosus var. desertipicti


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11933s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 06053s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07615s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08882s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09954s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10621s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 11961s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 12946s2.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11938 Arenaria fendleri      "King's sandwort" same section
11932 Calylophus lavandulifolius      "lavender-leaf sundrops" same section
11937 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" same section
11942 Chrysothamnus parryi  var. howardii   "Howard's rabbitbrush" same section
11936 Cirsium wheeleri      "Wheeler's thistle" same section
11934 Cordylanthus parviflorus      "purple bird's-beak" same section
11939 Eriogonum racemosum  var. racemosum   "redroot wild buckwheat" same section
11940 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. caespitosa   "caespitose four-nerve daisy" same section
11941 Hymenoxys cooperi      "Cooper's rubberweed" same section
11935 Physaria intermedia      "Santa Fe bladderpod" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Silver Falls Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 1.4 mi. SE   Wagon Box Mesa 
Harris Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.6 mi. SE   Dave Canyon 
George Hobbs Historical Site (Park) Garfield County, UT 1.4 mi. E 5325  Silver Falls Bench 
Big Bown Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 3.1 mi. N 5722  Silver Falls Bench 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.2 mi. NW   Bear Canyon 
The V (Area) Garfield County, UT 3.1 mi. W 5499  Red Breaks 
Death Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. N   Wagon Box Mesa 
North Fork Silver Falls Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. E   Wagon Box Mesa 
King Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4.7 mi. N 5341  Red Breaks 
The Gulch (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. NW   Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Wolverine Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 5.5 mi. N   Pioneer Mesa 
Wolverine Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 5.5 mi. N   Lamp Stand 
Dry Fork (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. NE   Wagon Box Mesa 
Choprock Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 5.4 mi. SE 5154  Egypt 
Halfway Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 6.6 mi. NW   King Bench 


Taxon Links for species Penstemon caespitosus  Nutt. ex A. Gray

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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