Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12177 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Penstemon speciosus Douglas ex Lindl.
Common name   showy beardtongue
J.G. Harris   4213  
   with D.L. Taylor
Coll. Date 27 June 2006 
United States
Tooele County
Locality Deep Creek Mountains, slopes near ridgeline N of Goshute Canyon.
     Elev.: 9512 ft. (2900 m.)
Habitat Notes dolomite ledges, scree, bristlecone pine 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 39° 55'  46" N, 113° 51'  7" 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 speciosus Dougl. ex Lindl.

     Penstemon speciosus ssp. kennedyi (A. Nels.) Keck

Common Name(s): prairie-clover, royal penstemon.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=33768, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Scrophulariales
                                Family: Scrophulariaceae
                                    Genus: Penstemon
                                        Species: Penstemon speciosus


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" 2108 ft. E
12171 Aquilegia coerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
09319 Aquilegia formosa  var. formosa   "western columbine" 1.3 mi. SE
11258 Astragalus miser  var. tenuifolius   "timber milkvetch" 1016 ft. W
11259 Astragalus tenellus      "loose-flowered milkvetch" 1016 ft. W
11275 Boechera microphylla     2108 ft. E
11147 Boechera stricta     2272 ft. W
11263 Carex rossii      "Ross' sedge" 1016 ft. W
11273 Carex vallicola      "valley sedge" 2108 ft. E
11277 Castilleja angustifolia  var. flavescens   "pale narrow-leaf paintbrush" 2272 ft. W
11134 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" 2272 ft. W
11269 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" 2108 ft. E
12176 Ceanothus martinii      "Martin's ceanothus" 1016 ft. E
11153 Cercocarpus ledifolius      "curl-leaf mountain mahogany" 2272 ft. W
11149 Chaenactis douglasii  var. douglasii   "Douglas' dusty-maiden" 2272 ft. W
07801 Chamaebatiaria millefolium      "fernbush" 1.2 mi. S
07803 Clematis ligusticifolia      "white virgins-bower" 1.2 mi. S
11261 Corydalis aurea  var. occidentalis   "golden fumewort" 2108 ft. E
11138 Crepis intermedia      "hybrid hawksbeard" 2272 ft. W
12175 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" 1016 ft. E
11135 Delphinium andersonii      "Anderson's larkspur" 2272 ft. W
11146 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 2272 ft. W
09322 Descurainia pinnata  var. osmiarum  1.3 mi. SE
12180 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" same section
12174 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" 1016 ft. E
12170 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" 1.1 mi. SE
12167 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" 1.3 mi. E
12046 Draba oligosperma  var. oligosperma   "few-seeded whitlow-cress" 1016 ft. W
12051 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" 2108 ft. E
12067 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" 1.3 mi. E
12050 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" 2108 ft. E
12168 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" 1.3 mi. E
12169 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" 1.3 mi. E
12045 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" 1016 ft. W
11143 Eremogone kingii      "King's sandwort" 2272 ft. W
11270 Erigeron tener      "slender fleabane" 2108 ft. E
11139 Erigeron tener      "slender fleabane" 2272 ft. W
12179 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. nivale   "alpine cushion wild buckwheat" same section
11150 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. majus   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" 2272 ft. W
11276 Festuca brachyphylla  subsp. brachyphylla   "alpine fescue" 1.3 mi. E
11145 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" 2272 ft. W
12047 Haplopappus macronema      "whitestem goldenbush" 1016 ft. W
09320 Helianthella uniflora      "one-flowered little sunflower" 1.3 mi. SE
12049 Juniperus communis      "common juniper" 1016 ft. W
11131 Linum perenne  subsp. lewisii   "Lewis' blue flax" 2272 ft. W
11140 Lomatium foeniculaceum  var. macdougalii   "Macdougal's desert biscuitroot" 2272 ft. W
11267 Lomatium graveolens  var. alpinum   "alpine biscuitroot" 2108 ft. E
12172 Lomatium grayi  var. depauperatum   "stunted biscuitroot" same section
11137 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" 2272 ft. W
11151 Melica stricta  var. stricta   "rock onion-grass" 2272 ft. W
11141 Mentzelia dispersa      "bushy blazingstar" 2272 ft. W
11252 Minuartia rubella      "beautiful sandwort" 1016 ft. W
11255 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 1016 ft. W
07802 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" 1.2 mi. S
11268 Pellaea breweri      "Brewer's cliff brake" 2108 ft. E
11132 Penstemon eatonii  var. eatonii  2272 ft. W
08025 Penstemon leonardii  var. patricus  1.2 mi. S
11254 Penstemon leonardii  var. patricus  1016 ft. W
11253 Penstemon pachyphyllus  var. congestus   "thick-leaf beardtongue" 1016 ft. W
11264 Penstemon speciosus      "showy beardtongue" 2108 ft. E
11133 Penstemon watsonii      "Watson's beardtongue" 2272 ft. W
11265 Phacelia hastata  var. alpina   "alpine silverleaf scorpionweed" 2108 ft. E
11262 Phacelia sericea  var. ciliosa  2108 ft. E
11148 Physaria chambersii  var. chambersii   "Chambers' twinpod" 2272 ft. W
12068 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" 1.3 mi. E
12069 Pinus longaeva      "Great Basin bristlecone pine" 1.3 mi. E
11152 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" 2272 ft. W
11271 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" 2108 ft. E
07805 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" 1.2 mi. S
11136 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 2272 ft. W
11142 Silene douglasii      "Douglas's catchfly" 2272 ft. W
12173 Silene douglasii      "Douglas's catchfly" same section
07804 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1.2 mi. S
11144 Stellaria jamesiana     2272 ft. W
11257 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1016 ft. W
12178 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" same section
09321 Streptanthus cordatus  var. cordatus   "heart-leaf twistflower" 1.3 mi. SE
11274 Streptanthus cordatus  var. cordatus   "heart-leaf twistflower" 2108 ft. E
12048 Swertia radiata      "elkweed" 1016 ft. W
11266 Synthyris laciniata      "western kittentails" 2108 ft. E
11272 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 2108 ft. E
12166 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 1.3 mi. E
11256 Valeriana acutiloba      "sharpleaf valerian" 1016 ft. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Oro del Rey Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 8701  Goshute Canyon 
Eagles Nest Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 1.3 mi. E 7796  Goshute Canyon 
North Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.5 mi. S   Goshute 
Indian Squaw Rock (Pillar) Juab County, UT 3 mi. S 7628  Goshute Canyon 
Bald Mountain (Summit) Tooele County, UT 2.8 mi. NW 9443  Goshute 
Scotts Basin (Basin) Juab County, UT 3.1 mi. SW 7664  Goshute 
Rocky Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 2.7 mi. SW 10670  Goshute 
Big Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.2 mi. SE   Goshute 
Goshute Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3 mi. SE   Goshute 
Middle Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   Goshute Canyon 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.6 mi. N   Goshute 
Chimney Rock (Pillar) Juab County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 8531  Goshute 
Rock Springs (Spring) Tooele County, UT 3.2 mi. E 5243  Goshute Canyon 
South Fork Durse Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.8 mi. W   Goshute 
North Fork Durse Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.8 mi. W   Goshute 
Chokecherry Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 4.7 mi. NE   Goshute 
The Meadows (Flat) Juab County, UT 4.5 mi. SW 9206  Goshute 
Open A (Flat) Tooele County, UT 4.6 mi. N 8029  Goshute 
Abercrombie Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 5 mi. N 8045  Clifton 
Reilly Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.9 mi. E   Goshute 


Taxon Links for species Penstemon speciosus  Douglas ex Lindl.

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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