Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12171 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Aquilegia coerulea James
Infraspecific    var. ochroleuca Hook.
Common name   Colorado columbine
J.G. Harris   4207  
   with D.L. Taylor
Coll. Date 26 June 2006 
United States
Tooele County
Locality Deep Creek Mountains, Goshute Canyon, ca. 4 km from canyon mouth.
     Elev.: 8397 ft. (2560 m.)
Habitat Notes limestone cliffs, ledges. 
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 39° 55'  5" N, 113° 51'  42" 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):

     Aquilegia caerulea var. ochroleuca Hook.

     Aquilegia coerulea var. ochroleuca Hook.

Common Name(s): white Colorado columbine, white Colorado columbine.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=566189, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Magnoliidae
                            Order: Ranunculales
                                Family: Ranunculaceae
                                    Genus: Aquilegia
                                        Species: Aquilegia caerulea
                                            Variety: Aquilegia caerulea var. ochroleuca


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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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.
11260 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
09319 Aquilegia formosa  var. formosa   "western columbine" same section
11258 Astragalus miser  var. tenuifolius   "timber milkvetch" 1 mi. NW
11259 Astragalus tenellus      "loose-flowered milkvetch" 1 mi. NW
11275 Boechera microphylla     same section
11147 Boechera stricta     1.2 mi. NW
11263 Carex rossii      "Ross' sedge" 1 mi. NW
11273 Carex vallicola      "valley sedge" same section
11277 Castilleja angustifolia  var. flavescens   "pale narrow-leaf paintbrush" 1.2 mi. NW
11134 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" 1.2 mi. NW
11269 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" same section
12176 Ceanothus martinii      "Martin's ceanothus" same section
11153 Cercocarpus ledifolius      "curl-leaf mountain mahogany" 1.2 mi. NW
11149 Chaenactis douglasii  var. douglasii   "Douglas' dusty-maiden" 1.2 mi. NW
07801 Chamaebatiaria millefolium      "fernbush" 1 mi. W
07803 Clematis ligusticifolia      "white virgins-bower" 1 mi. W
11261 Corydalis aurea  var. occidentalis   "golden fumewort" same section
11138 Crepis intermedia      "hybrid hawksbeard" 1.2 mi. NW
12175 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" same section
11135 Delphinium andersonii      "Anderson's larkspur" 1.2 mi. NW
11146 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 1.2 mi. NW
09322 Descurainia pinnata  var. osmiarum  same section
12180 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" same section
12170 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" 2258 ft. NE
12174 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" same section
12167 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" 1.2 mi. NE
12046 Draba oligosperma  var. oligosperma   "few-seeded whitlow-cress" 1 mi. NW
12067 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" 1.1 mi. NE
12051 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" same section
12050 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" same section
12169 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" 1.2 mi. NE
12168 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" 1.2 mi. NE
12045 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" 1 mi. NW
11143 Eremogone kingii      "King's sandwort" 1.2 mi. NW
11139 Erigeron tener      "slender fleabane" 1.2 mi. NW
11270 Erigeron tener      "slender fleabane" same section
12179 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. nivale   "alpine cushion wild buckwheat" same section
11150 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. majus   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" 1.2 mi. NW
11276 Festuca brachyphylla  subsp. brachyphylla   "alpine fescue" 1.1 mi. NE
11145 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" 1.2 mi. NW
12047 Haplopappus macronema      "whitestem goldenbush" 1 mi. NW
09320 Helianthella uniflora      "one-flowered little sunflower" same section
12049 Juniperus communis      "common juniper" 1 mi. NW
11131 Linum perenne  subsp. lewisii   "Lewis' blue flax" 1.2 mi. NW
11140 Lomatium foeniculaceum  var. macdougalii   "Macdougal's desert biscuitroot" 1.2 mi. NW
11267 Lomatium graveolens  var. alpinum   "alpine biscuitroot" same section
12172 Lomatium grayi  var. depauperatum   "stunted biscuitroot" same section
11137 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" 1.2 mi. NW
11151 Melica stricta  var. stricta   "rock onion-grass" 1.2 mi. NW
11141 Mentzelia dispersa      "bushy blazingstar" 1.2 mi. NW
11252 Minuartia rubella      "beautiful sandwort" 1 mi. NW
11255 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 1 mi. NW
07802 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" 1 mi. W
11268 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" same section
11132 Penstemon eatonii  var. eatonii  1.2 mi. NW
11254 Penstemon leonardii  var. patricus  1 mi. NW
08025 Penstemon leonardii  var. patricus  1 mi. W
11253 Penstemon pachyphyllus  var. congestus   "thick-leaf beardtongue" 1 mi. NW
12177 Penstemon speciosus      "showy beardtongue" same section
11264 Penstemon speciosus      "showy beardtongue" same section
11133 Penstemon watsonii      "Watson's beardtongue" 1.2 mi. NW
11265 Phacelia hastata  var. alpina   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" same section
11262 Phacelia sericea  var. ciliosa  same section
11148 Physaria chambersii  var. chambersii   "Chambers' twinpod" 1.2 mi. NW
12068 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" 1.1 mi. NE
12069 Pinus longaeva      "Great Basin bristlecone pine" 1.1 mi. NE
11152 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" 1.2 mi. NW
11271 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" same section
07805 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" 1 mi. W
11136 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1.2 mi. NW
12173 Silene douglasii      "Douglas's catchfly" same section
11142 Silene douglasii      "Douglas's catchfly" 1.2 mi. NW
07804 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1 mi. W
11144 Stellaria jamesiana     1.2 mi. NW
11257 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1 mi. NW
12178 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" same section
09321 Streptanthus cordatus  var. cordatus   "heart-leaf twistflower" same section
11274 Streptanthus cordatus  var. cordatus   "heart-leaf twistflower" same section
12048 Swertia radiata      "elkweed" 1 mi. NW
11266 Synthyris laciniata      "western kittentails" same section
11272 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section
12166 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 1.2 mi. NE
11256 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 1 mi. NW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
North Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.6 mi. S   Goshute 
Oro del Rey Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 1.3 mi. E 8701  Goshute Canyon 
Scotts Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 2.1 mi. S 7664  Goshute 
Indian Squaw Rock (Pillar) Juab County, UT 2.3 mi. S 7628  Goshute Canyon 
Rocky Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 1.9 mi. W 10670  Goshute 
Eagles Nest Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 7796  Goshute Canyon 
Chimney Rock (Pillar) Juab County, UT 2.7 mi. SW 8531  Goshute 
Bald Mountain (Summit) Tooele County, UT 3.2 mi. N 9443  Goshute 
Big Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3 mi. SE   Goshute 
Middle Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.2 mi. SE   Goshute Canyon 
The Meadows (Flat) Juab County, UT 3.5 mi. SW 9206  Goshute 
Goshute Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.2 mi. E   Goshute 
South Fork Durse Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.5 mi. W   Goshute 
North Fork Durse Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.5 mi. W   Goshute 
Rock Springs (Spring) Tooele County, UT 3.6 mi. E 5243  Goshute Canyon 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 4.5 mi. NE   Goshute 
The Delle (Basin) Juab County, UT 3.8 mi. W 7349  Goshute 
Open A (Flat) Tooele County, UT 5 mi. N 8029  Goshute 
Durse Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 4.2 mi. W   Goshute 
Cold Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 4.8 mi. NW 6637  Goshute 


Taxon Links for species Aquilegia coerulea  James

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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