Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08856 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Hesperochiron pumilus (Douglas ex Griseb.) Porter
Common name   dwarf hesperochiron
Donna M. Barnes   3462  
Coll. Date 03 June 2003 
United States
Utah County
Locality Highway 92, Alpine Loop, American Fork Canyon, directly N of Horse Flat;
     Elev.: 7984 ft. (2434 m.)
Habitat Notes aspen community, grassy wet meadow. 
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° 26'  6.78" N, 111° 36'  57.66" 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):

     Hesperochiron pumilus (Dougl. ex Griseb.) Porter

     Hesperochiron villosulus (Greene) Suksdorf

Common Name(s): dwarf hesperochiron.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31381, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Hydrophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Hesperochiron
                                        Species: Hesperochiron pumilus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08856s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 16880b1.jpg 
specimen image: 16880a1.jpg 
specimen image: 16880s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01936 Aconitum columbianum  var. columbianum   "western monkshood" 1 mi. SW
01938 Actaea rubra      "red baneberry" 1 mi. SW
X3714 Agastache urticifolia      "nettle-leaf horse-mint" 1944 ft. SW
08852 Allium bisceptrum      "twincrest wild onion" same section
08850 Allium brandegeei      "Brandegee's wild onion" same section
07542 Alopecurus pratensis      "meadow foxtail" same section
01993 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 1 mi. SW
01626 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
02832 Arnica cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf arnica" 2252 ft. N
15514 Aster engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1944 ft. SW
07541 Carex lenticularis  var. lipocarpa   "Kellogg's sedge" same section
00312 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" 1.7 mi. N
15512 Chlorocrambe hastata      "spearhead" 1944 ft. SW
13781 Clematis hirsutissima  var. hirsutissima   "sugar bowls" same section
03834 Clematis hirsutissima  var. hirsutissima   "sugar bowls" same section
08864 Clematis occidentalis  var. grosseserrata   "purple virgins-bower" 1.3 mi. S
08859 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" 1.3 mi. S
01937 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 1 mi. SW
13786 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" same section
02760 Disporum trachycarpum      "rough-fruited fairy bells" 1.7 mi. N
07539 Eriogonum heracleoides      "parsnip-flowered wild buckwheat" same section
01744 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" 1.7 mi. N
04368 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" 2252 ft. N
13780 Fragaria vesca  var. bracteata   "woodland strawberry" same section
07532 Gayophytum racemosum      "blackfoot groundsmoke" 1.5 mi. SW
07530 Hackelia floribunda      "many-flowered stickseed" 1.5 mi. SW
13783 Hackelia floribunda      "many-flowered stickseed" same section
01776 Hackelia floribunda      "many-flowered stickseed" 2252 ft. N
13577 Hackelia micrantha      "small-flowered stickseed" 1944 ft. SW
02925 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" 1.7 mi. N
13772 Hydrophyllum capitatum  var. capitatum   "purple cat's breeches" 2023 ft. SW
08860 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. laetivirens   "plateau vetchling" 1.3 mi. S
13785 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" same section
07540 Leucopoa kingii      "spike fescue" same section
13771 Lithophragma glabrum      "bulbous woodland-star" 2023 ft. SW
08849 Lithophragma glabrum      "bulbous woodland-star" same section
13770 Lithophragma parviflorum      "small-flowered woodland-star" 2023 ft. SW
08861 Lithophragma parviflorum      "small-flowered woodland-star" 1.3 mi. S
X3708 Lupinus argenteus  var. argentatus   "silvery lupine" 1944 ft. SW
07529 Melica bulbosa      "onion-grass" 1.5 mi. SW
13776 Mertensia arizonica      "aspen bluebells" 2023 ft. SW
08855 Montia chamissoi      "water minerslettuce" same section
08854 Nemophila breviflora      "basin nemophila" same section
07528 Poa nervosa  var. wheeleri   "Wheeler's bluegrass" 1.5 mi. SW
02924 Polygonum douglasii  var. johnstonii  1.7 mi. N
07538 Potentilla gracilis  var. fastigiata   "slender cinquefoil" same section
01935 Pteridium aquilinum      "western bracken fern" 1 mi. SW
13779 Ranunculus alismifolius  var. montanus   "waterplantain buttercup" same section
08858 Ranunculus inamoenus      "graceful buttercup" 1.3 mi. S
15513 Rudbeckia occidentalis      "western coneflower" 1944 ft. SW
01930 Rudbeckia occidentalis      "western coneflower" 1 mi. SW
01931 Rumex crispus      "curly dock" 1 mi. SW
01932 Rumex salicifolius      "willow dock" 1 mi. SW
13782 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  same section
08862 Senecio crocatus      "saffron ragwort" 1.3 mi. S
00486 Senecio integerrimus  var. exaltatus   "Columbia ragwort" 1.7 mi. N
13777 Senecio integerrimus  var. exaltatus   "Columbia ragwort" 2023 ft. SW
01939 Sidalcea oregana      "Oregon checkerbloom" 1 mi. SW
01933 Smilacina stellata      "starry false Solomon's Seal" 1 mi. SW
13769 Smilacina stellata      "starry false Solomon's Seal" 2023 ft. SW
08863 Taraxacum officinale      "common dandelion" 1.3 mi. S
07531 Thalictrum fendleri      "Fendler's meadow-rue" 1.5 mi. SW
01934 Thalictrum fendleri      "Fendler's meadow-rue" 1 mi. SW
13784 Thalictrum fendleri      "Fendler's meadow-rue" same section
07543 Thelypodium sagittatum  var. sagittatum   "arrow thelypody" same section
08857 Thelypodium sagittatum  var. sagittatum   "arrow thelypody" 1.3 mi. S
X3709 Urtica dioica  var. occidentalis  1944 ft. SW
07544 Valeriana edulis      "tobacco root" same section
13773 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" 2023 ft. SW
08848 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" same section
13774 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" 2023 ft. SW
08851 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" same section
13775 Viola purpurea  var. venosa  2023 ft. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Summit Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1463 ft. S 8068  Aspen Grove 
Forest Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 2214 ft. NW 7710  Aspen Grove 
Lame Horse Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. S 7920  Aspen Grove 
Big Tree Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SE 7799  Aspen Grove 
Mud Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. N 8045  Aspen Grove 
Altamont Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. W 7248  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpooneke Guard Station (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. W 7300  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpooneke Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. W 7363  Timpanogos Cave 
Pine Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. NW   Aspen Grove 
Scout Falls (Falls) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 8334  Timpanogos Cave 
Pine Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. SE 7389  Aspen Grove 
Mutual Dell (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 6503  Timpanogos Cave 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NW   Timpanogos Cave 
Mount Timpanogos Trail (Trail) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. S 7051  Aspen Grove 
Mount Timpanogos Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. S 6952  Aspen Grove 
Mutual Dell Organization Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 6470  Timpanogos Cave 
Theater in the Pines (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. S 6880  Aspen Grove 
Primrose Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. S 8173  Aspen Grove 
Alpine Summer School (School) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. S 6838  Aspen Grove 
Giant Staircase (Slope) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 8449  Timpanogos Cave 


Taxon Links for species Hesperochiron pumilus  (Douglas ex Griseb.) Porter

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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