Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02844 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mentzelia rusbyi Woot.
Common name   Rusby's blazingstar
F.B. O'Connell Jr.   s.n.  
Coll. Date 13 June 1992 
United States
Utah County
Locality mouth of American Fork Canyon; disturbed roadside.
Habitat Notes dry, rocky, disturbed roadside. 
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° 25'  37" N, 111° 44'  55" W
Township Range T4S, R2E, Sec. 32  
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):

     Mentzelia rusbyi Woot.

     Mentzelia nuda var. rusbyi (Woot.) Harrington
     Nuttallia rusbyi (Woot.) Rydb.

Common Name(s): Rusby stickleaf, Rusby's blazingstar.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503802, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Violales
                                Family: Loasaceae
                                    Genus: Mentzelia
                                        Species: Mentzelia rusbyi


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02844s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00358s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01467 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" same section
01469 Allium acuminatum      "taper-tip wild onion" same section
01782 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" 1 mi. W
01477 Arnica cordifolia      "heart-leaf arnica" same section
03903 Asclepias asperula      "spider milkweed" same section
14932 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 2668 ft. NE
14934 Berberis repens      "Oregongrape" 1.3 mi. NW
13669 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" 1 mi. NW
03902 Brickellia oblongifolia  var. linifolia   "narrow-leaf brickellbush" same section
01775 Cardaria draba  var. repens   "lens-podded whitetop" 1 mi. W
03896 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" same section
15341 Chrysothamnus nauseosus      "rubber rabbitbrush" 1992 ft. NE
03899 Cirsium undulatum  var. undulatum   "wavy-leaf thistle" same section
14933 Corallorhiza striata      "striped coralroot" 1.1 mi. NW
05241 Daucus carota  subsp. carota   "Queen Anne's lace" same section
01464 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" same section
14931 Fritillaria atropurpurea      "leopard-lily" 1.7 mi. W
05243 Gaura parviflora     same section
01465 Geum macrophyllum      "large-leaf avens" same section
04354 Glyceria striata      "fowl mannagrass" 1.4 mi. NW
03897 Grindelia squarrosa  var. serrulata   "curlycup gumweed" same section
01471 Hackelia patens  var. harrisonii   "Harrison's stickseed" same section
01474 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" same section
15302 Hydrophyllum       "waterleaf" 2 mi. S
03901 Lygodesmia grandiflora  var. dianthopsis   "Antelope Island skeleton plant" same section
13670 Malcolmia africana      "African mustard" 1 mi. NW
01468 Medicago lupulina      "black medick" same section
01797 Melilotus officinalis      "yellow sweetclover" 1 mi. W
03904 Mentzelia dispersa      "bushy blazingstar" same section
01470 Mertensia brevistyla      "Wasatch bluebells" same section
15291 Oenothera cespitosa      "tufted evening primrose" same section
05242 Pastinaca sativa      "wild parsnip" same section
01785 Penstemon eatonii  var. eatonii  1 mi. W
01768 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1 mi. W
01475 Penstemon platyphyllus      "broad-leaf beardtongue" same section
01476 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" same section
X0318 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" same section
13668 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 1 mi. NW
15339 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 1992 ft. NE
01473 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" same section
01796 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" 1 mi. W
01472 Sedum debile      "orpine stonecrop" same section
15301 Smilacina racemosa      "false Solomon's Seal" 1.7 mi. W
15340 Solanum dulcamara      "climbing nightshade" 1992 ft. NE
03906 Stanleya pinnata  var. pinnata   "desert princesplume" same section
15059 Tamarix       "tamarisk" 1902 ft. N
15060 Ulmus pumila      "Siberian elm" same section
01466 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" same section
01478 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" same section
14945 Zigadenus       "deathcamas" 1.1 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Utah Valley (Basin) Utah County, UT 2386 ft. N 5250  Lehi 
Cedar Hills (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SW 4958  Lehi 
Pleasant Grove Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. W 4944  Lehi 
Merideth Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 4961  Lehi 
American Fork Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. N   Dromedary Peak 
Nielson Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 5023  Lehi 
Heisetts Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. S   Timpanogos Cave 
Eighty Rod Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. SW 4908  Lehi 
Smooth Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. W 4961  Lehi 
Preston Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
East Bench Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. SW 4882  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. N 5020  Lehi 
Willow Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Cattle Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. NE   Timpanogos Cave 
Highland (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 2 mi. NW 4994  Lehi 
Riverside Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. NE 5430  Timpanogos Cave 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2 mi. NW 4961  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. S 4725  Lehi 
Manila Church (Church) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. S 4728  Lehi 


Taxon Links for species Mentzelia rusbyi  Woot.

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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