Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07467 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Senecio pauperculus Michx.
Common name   balsam groundsel
Donna M. Barnes   2737  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 24 June 2002 
United States
Box Elder County
Locality Raft River Mountains, off hwy 30, Clear Creek Campground [between Clear Creek Road (FR001) and Clear Creek Campground];
     Elev.: 6255 ft. (1907 m.)
Habitat Notes riparian community, shaded understory. 
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 41° 57'  13" N, 113° 19'  9" 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):

     Packera paupercula (Michx.) A.& D. Löve

     Senecio balsamitae Muhl. ex Willd.
     Senecio crawfordii (Britt.) G.W. Douglas & G. Ruyle-Douglas
     Senecio gaspensis Greenm.
     Senecio gaspensis var. firmifolius (Greenm.) Fern.
     Senecio pauperculus Michx.
     Senecio pauperculus var. balsamitae (Muhl. ex Willd.) Fern.
     Senecio pauperculus var. crawfordii (Britt.) T.M. Barkl.
     Senecio pauperculus var. firmifolius (Greenm.) Greenm.
     Senecio pauperculus var. neoscoticus Fern.
     Senecio pauperculus var. praelongus (Greenm.) House
     Senecio pauperculus var. thompsoniensis (Greenm.) Boivin
     Senecio tweedyi Rydb.

Common Name(s): balsam groundsel.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=518155, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Packera
                                        Species: Packera paupercula


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07467s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03909s1.jpg 
specimen image: 04833s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07474 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" same section
07497 Allium nevadense      "Nevada wild onion" same section
04623 Alopecurus aequalis  var. aequalis   "short-awn foxtail" 1 mi. E
07504 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
04631 Aquilegia formosa  var. formosa   "western columbine" 1 mi. E
07495 Aquilegia formosa  var. formosa   "western columbine" same section
04637 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 1 mi. E
04626 Carex lanuginosa     1 mi. E
07470 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" same section
07468 Cerastium fontanum  subsp. vulgare   "big mouse-ear chickweed" same section
07492 Cerastium fontanum  subsp. vulgare   "big mouse-ear chickweed" same section
04589 Cerastium nutans  var. nutans   "nodding chickweed" 1 mi. E
04629 Cirsium vulgare      "bull thistle" 1 mi. E
07503 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  same section
04627 Disporum trachycarpum      "rough-fruited fairy bells" 1 mi. E
07502 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. majus   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" same section
04634 Iliamna rivularis      "streambank wild hollyhock" 1 mi. E
07473 Koeleria macrantha      "prairie Junegrass" same section
07472 Leucopoa kingii      "spike fescue" same section
07475 Lomatium triternatum  subsp. platycarpum   "Great Basin desert parsley" same section
07496 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" same section
04864 Marchantia polymorpha     1 mi. E
04636 Mentha arvensis      "wild mint" 1 mi. E
07501 Microseris nutans      "nodding silverpuffs" same section
07500 Microseris nutans      "nodding silverpuffs" same section
04632 Mimulus lewisii      "Lewis' monkeyflower" 1 mi. E
07493 Montia perfoliata  var. perfoliata  same section
07476 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" same section
07471 Penstemon rydbergii  var. rydbergii   "Rydberg's beardtongue" same section
07469 Poa annua      "annual bluegrass" same section
07498 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" same section
07477 Ranunculus macounii      "Macoun's buttercup" same section
04638 Ranunculus macounii      "Macoun's buttercup" 1 mi. E
07478 Ranunculus sceleratus  var. multifidus   "blister buttercup" same section
04643 Rorippa curvipes      "bluntleaf yellowcress" 1 mi. E
04628 Rumex crispus      "curly dock" 1 mi. E
07479 Rumex occidentalis     same section
04624 Scirpus microcarpus      "panicled bulrush" 1 mi. E
04625 Scirpus microcarpus      "panicled bulrush" 1 mi. E
04639 Spergularia rubra      "red sandspurry" 1 mi. E
07499 Stellaria longipes  var. longipes   "meadow starwort" same section
04642 Tetradymia canescens      "spineless horsebrush" 1 mi. E
07494 Trifolium repens      "white clover" same section
04630 Veronica americana      "American speedwell" 1 mi. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Clear Creek Campground (Locale) Box Elder County, UT 481 ft. NE 6247  Rosevere Point 
Rosevere Fork (Stream) Box Elder County, UT 842 ft. NE   Rosevere Point 
Bull Canyon (Valley) Box Elder County, UT 0.8 mi. SW   Rosevere Point 
Lake Fork (Stream) Box Elder County, UT 1.1 mi. S   Rosevere Point 
Clear Creek Campground (Locale) Box Elder County, UT 0.9 mi. W 6667  Rosevere Point 
Italian Canyon (Valley) Box Elder County, UT 1.4 mi. E   Rosevere Point 
Right Fork Clear Creek (Arroyo) Box Elder County, UT 1.6 mi. W   Standrod 
Right Fork Clear Creek (Stream) Box Elder County, UT 1.6 mi. W   Standrod 
Water Canyon (Valley) Box Elder County, UT 2.6 mi. N   Rosevere Point 
Rosevere Point (Cliff) Box Elder County, UT 2.9 mi. S 8911  Rosevere Point 
Pinnacle (Pillar) Box Elder County, UT 2.5 mi. W 8035  Rosevere Point 
Bull Flat (Flat) Box Elder County, UT 3 mi. SW 9206  Rosevere Point 
Clear Creek (Locale) Box Elder County, UT 2.9 mi. NE 5640  Rosevere Point 
Bull Lake (Reservoir) Box Elder County, UT 3.3 mi. SW 9239  Rosevere Point 
Big Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 9679  Rosevere Point 
Clear Creek Cemetery (Cemetery) Box Elder County, UT 3.3 mi. NE 5502  Rosevere Point 
Jim Canyon (Valley) Box Elder County, UT 3 mi. E   Rosevere Point 
Hidden Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.6 mi. SE 8075  Rosevere Point 
Hidden Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.7 mi. SE 7733  Rosevere Point 
Birch Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.2 mi. E 6585  Rosevere Point 


Taxon Links for species Senecio pauperculus  Michx.

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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