Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03759 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mertensia brevistyla S. Watson
Common name   Wasatch bluebells
J. Simpson   s.n.  
Coll. Date 30 May 1999 
United States
Tooele County
Locality between Terra and Rush Valley, mile marker 12.
Habitat Notes Dark moist soil, amoung dense groups of juniper, low shrubs, grasses. 
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'  21" N, 112° 34'  48" W
Township Range T5S, R7W, Sec. 36  
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):

     Mertensia brevistyla S. Wats.

Common Name(s): shortstyle bluebell, shortstyle bluebells.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31676, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Boraginaceae
                                    Genus: Mertensia
                                        Species: Mertensia brevistyla


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03759s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00196s2.jpg 
specimen image: 00831s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01470s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01635s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02852s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02954s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03777s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07741s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11328s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13644s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13758s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01523 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" same section
01516 Allium acuminatum      "taper-tip wild onion" same section
01524 Argemone munita      "flatbud pricklypoppy" 1.4 mi. NW
01519 Astragalus convallarius  var. convallarius   "lesser rushy milkvetch" same section
18112 Camelina microcarpa      "littlepod false flax" same section
01521 Cirsium subniveum      "snowy thistle" same section
01514 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" same section
01518 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" same section
18111 Lomatium grayi  var. grayi   "Gray's biscuitroot" same section
18110 Mertensia brevistyla      "Wasatch bluebells" same section
01517 Oenothera cespitosa  var. marginata   "tufted evening primrose" same section
01515 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" same section
01520 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Johnson Pass (Gap) Tooele County, UT 0.7 mi. E 6444  Johnson Pass 
Devils Gate Narrows (Gap) Tooele County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 6158  Johnson Pass 
Blue Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.3 mi. W   Johnson Pass 
Ahlstrom Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 1.4 mi. W 6004  Johnson Pass 
Willow Springs (Spring) Tooele County, UT 1.5 mi. W 5696  Johnson Pass 
Vickory Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.6 mi. E   Deseret Peak East 
Sand Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 1.6 mi. W 5784  Johnson Pass 
Pack Springs (Spring) Tooele County, UT 1.7 mi. W 5578  Johnson Pass 
Grantee Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 6582  Johnson Pass 
Park Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.7 mi. SW 5410  Johnson Pass 
Rock Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.7 mi. N 7064  Johnson Pass 
Clay Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.5 mi. NW 6014  Johnson Pass 
Chokecherry Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.9 mi. NE 6529  Deseret Peak East 
Slate Rock Hollow (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.7 mi. NE   Deseret Peak East 
Mud Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 6093  Johnson Pass 
Terra (Populated Place) Tooele County, UT 2.7 mi. SW 5227  Terra 
Vickory Mountain (Summit) Tooele County, UT 3.7 mi. N 10217  Deseret Peak East 
Stradley Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 3.8 mi. N 7313  Deseret Peak East 
Caldwell Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 3.7 mi. S 5302  Johnson Pass 
Buck Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 4 mi. N 7645  Deseret Peak East 


Taxon Links for species Mertensia brevistyla  S. Watson

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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