Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02156 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Physocarpus alternans (M.E. Jones) J.T. Howell
Common name   dwarf ninebark
S. Freeman   s.n.  
Coll. Date 20 September 1995 
United States
Utah County
Locality along the riverbank and pathway between Nunn's Park and Bridal Veil Falls; along trail up E side of the falls.
Habitat Notes riparian, mountain brush 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 40° 20'  24" N, 111° 36'  59" W
Township Range T5S, R3E, Sec. 33  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Physocarpus alternans (M.E. Jones) J.T. Howell

Common Name(s): dwarf ninebark.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25278, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Rosaceae
                                    Genus: Physocarpus
                                        Species: Physocarpus alternans


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02156s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 06436s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10988b1.jpg 
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specimen image: 10988c1.jpg 
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specimen image: 13578s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02155 Acer glabrum  var. glabrum   "New Mexico maple" same section
15415 Acer negundo      "boxelder" same section
14985 Acer negundo      "boxelder" 1.3 mi. W
13649 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 1.7 mi. NW
02158 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" same section
13652 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" 1.7 mi. NW
06822 Caltha leptosepala      "white marsh marigold" 2261 ft. SE
13651 Cercocarpus montanus      "alderleaf mountain mahogany" 1.7 mi. NW
14641 Clematis occidentalis      "purple virgins-bower" 2809 ft. W
02189 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" same section
02191 Cornus sericea      "redosier dogwood" same section
15220 Cornus sericea      "redosier dogwood" same section
02196 Cornus sericea      "redosier dogwood" same section
15416 Cornus sericea      "redosier dogwood" same section
14640 Crataegus douglasii  var. rivularis  2809 ft. W
13648 Cymopterus longipes  var. longipes   "long-stalked spring parsley" 1.7 mi. NW
01493 Cynoglossum officinale      "gypsyflower" 1 mi. S
13646 Descurainia pinnata  var. osmiarum  1.7 mi. NW
01491 Geranium viscosissimum  var. incisum   "sticky purple geranium" 1 mi. S
10911 Humulus lupulus      "common hop" same section
15261 Humulus lupulus      "common hop" same section
15232 Humulus lupulus      "common hop" same section
15257 Humulus lupulus      "common hop" same section
01874 Linaria dalmatica      "Dalmatian toadflax" 1.5 mi. SE
13653 Lonicera involucrata      "twinberry honeysuckle" 1.7 mi. NW
01488 Lonicera involucrata  var. involucrata   "twinberry honeysuckle" 1 mi. S
02157 Mahonia repens      "Oregongrape" same section
13650 Mertensia oblongifolia      "western bluebells" 1.7 mi. NW
01492 Penstemon eatonii  var. eatonii  1 mi. S
01487 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" 1 mi. S
14865 Physocarpus alternans      "dwarf ninebark" same section
14986 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1.3 mi. W
14644 Physocarpus monogynus      "mountain ninebark" same section
15275 Picea pungens      "Colorado blue spruce" same section
14643 Picea pungens      "Colorado blue spruce" same section
13655 Poa compressa      "Canada bluegrass" 1.7 mi. NW
02188 Populus tremuloides      "quaking aspen" same section
15414 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" same section
01872 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" 1.5 mi. SE
02193 Rhus aromatica  var. trilobata   "skunkbush sumac" same section
02194 Rhus aromatica  var. trilobata   "skunkbush sumac" same section
14645 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" same section
14984 Rosa       "rose" 1.3 mi. W
01490 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" 1 mi. S
02195 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" same section
02199 Salix exigua      "narrow-leaf willow" same section
02187 Salix x fragilis  hybrid [alba x euxina]   "crack willow" same section
01873 Sambucus caerulea     1.5 mi. SE
02159 Sambucus caerulea     same section
08782 Setaria pumila  subsp. pumila   "yellow bristle grass" same section
15259 Solanum dulcamara      "climbing nightshade" 2078 ft. NW
01489 Sphaeralcea munroana      "Munroe's globemallow" 1 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Rotary Park (Park) Utah County, UT 1349 ft. S 5404  Bridal Veil Falls 
Nunns (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 2012 ft. SE 5154  Bridal Veil Falls 
Rotary Park Picnic Area (Park) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. S 5043  Bridal Veil Falls 
Canyon Glen (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. S 5049  Bridal Veil Falls 
Lost Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. E   Bridal Veil Falls 
Canyon Glen Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. S 5004  Bridal Veil Falls 
Bridal Veil Falls Sky Ride (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. E 5499  Bridal Veil Falls 
Springdell (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 4974  Bridal Veil Falls 
Bridal Veil Falls (Falls) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. E 5948  Bridal Veil Falls 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. SW   Bridal Veil Falls 
Wicks (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 4928  Orem 
Davis Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. E   Bridal Veil Falls 
Union Aqueduct (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 5158  Orem 
Upper Falls (Falls) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. E 5817  Bridal Veil Falls 
Timpanogos Glacier (Glacier) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N 10220  Bridal Veil Falls 
Slide Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Orem Bench Wildlife Management Area (Park) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. W 5929  Orem 
Frazier Trailer Park (Park) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. E 7947  Bridal Veil Falls 
Alta Aqueduct (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. W 5581  Orem 
Big Provo Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. N 9525  Bridal Veil Falls 


Taxon Links for species Physocarpus alternans  (M.E. Jones) J.T. Howell

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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