Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09871 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Leymus cinereus (Scribn. & Merr.) A. Love
Common name   Great Basin wildrye
D.M. Barnes   4132  
   with Kevin J. Barnes
Coll. Date 17 July 2004 
United States
Locality American Fork Canyon, Tibblefork Trail 041.
     Elev.: 7275 ft. (2218 m.)
Habitat Notes mountain shrub community, aspen 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° 28'  13" N, 111° 37'  48" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Leymus cinereus (Scribn. & Merr.) A. Löve

     Aneurolepidium piperi (Bowden) Baum
     Elymus cinereus Scribn. & Merr.
     Elymus cinereus var. pubens (Piper) C.L. Hitchc.
     Elymus condensatus var. pubens Piper
     Elymus piperi Bowden

Common Name(s): basin wildrye.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503433, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Leymus
                                        Species: Leymus cinereus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09871s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04529s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05264s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09088s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11004s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12838d1.jpg 
specimen image: 12838c1.jpg 
specimen image: 12838s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15336 Abies concolor      "white fir" 1.1 mi. NE
15337 Abies lasiocarpa      "subalpine fir" 1.1 mi. NE
15323 Acer glabrum      "Rocky Mountain maple" 1.2 mi. NE
15335 Acer glabrum      "Rocky Mountain maple" 1.1 mi. NE
03910 Aquilegia flavescens  var. flavescens   "yellow columbine" 1.1 mi. N
15324 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" 1.2 mi. NE
15326 Aster       "aster" 1.2 mi. NE
09872 Calamagrostis purpurascens      "purple reedgrass" same section
03891 Cardamine cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf bittercress" 1.1 mi. N
03911 Cardamine pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania bittercress" 1.1 mi. N
09870 Carex douglasii      "Douglas' sedge" same section
09867 Carex praegracilis      "clustered field sedge" same section
14777 Cercocarpus intricatus      "little-leaf mountain mahogany" 1.1 mi. NE
03895 Corydalis aurea  var. occidentalis   "golden fumewort" 1.1 mi. N
15325 Epilobium       "willowherb" 1.2 mi. NE
03892 Geum macrophyllum  var. perincisum   "large-leaf avens" 1.1 mi. N
09869 Glyceria striata      "fowl mannagrass" same section
09874 Hieracium albiflorum      "white hawkweed" same section
15293 Hydrophyllum       "waterleaf" 1.5 mi. NE
09873 Iva axillaris      "povertyweed" same section
03893 Lotus utahensis      "Utah bird's-foot trefoil" 1.1 mi. N
03888 Mitella stauropetala  var. stenopetala   "drywoods miterwort" 1.1 mi. N
14775 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 1.1 mi. E
03889 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" 1.1 mi. N
03907 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1.1 mi. N
03908 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1.1 mi. N
03912 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" 1.1 mi. N
15334 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1.1 mi. NE
15331 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" 1.2 mi. NE
15330 Pinus contorta      "beach pine" 1.2 mi. NE
09868 Poa palustris      "fowl bluegrass" same section
15322 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 1.2 mi. NE
15333 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 1.2 mi. NE
09809 Ranunculus aquatilis  var. diffusus  1.1 mi. NE
09810 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" 1.1 mi. NE
03894 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" 1.1 mi. N
14776 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" 1.1 mi. NE
15327 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" 1.2 mi. NE
15321 Sambucus cerulea     1.2 mi. NE
04345 Senecio crassulus      "thick-leaf ragwort" same section
03909 Senecio pauperculus      "balsam groundsel" 1.1 mi. N
15328 Solidago       "goldenrod" 1.2 mi. NE
15329 Solidago       "goldenrod" 1.2 mi. NE
14774 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1.1 mi. E
15332 Thalictrum fendleri      "Fendler's meadow-rue" 1.2 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Tibble Fork Summer Home Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 6549  Timpanogos Cave 
Mill Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. N   Aspen Grove 
Tibble Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NW   Timpanogos Cave 
Mud Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. S 8045  Aspen Grove 
Tibble Fork Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 6378  Timpanogos Cave 
Tibble Fork Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 6378  Timpanogos Cave 
Newton Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NW   Timpanogos Cave 
Mile Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. W 6467  Timpanogos Cave 
Deer Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. NW   Dromedary Peak 
Wide Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. NW   Timpanogos Cave 
Warnick Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. W 6345  Timpanogos Cave 
Martin Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. W 6316  Timpanogos Cave 
Pine Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. S   Aspen Grove 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. S   Timpanogos Cave 
Mutual Dell (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. S 6503  Timpanogos Cave 
Silver Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. N   Dromedary Peak 
Mutual Dell Organization Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 6470  Timpanogos Cave 
Holman Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 2 mi. N 7162  Timpanogos Cave 
Granite Flat Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. NW 6733  Timpanogos Cave 
Forest Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. S 7710  Aspen Grove 


Taxon Links for species Leymus cinereus  (Scribn. & Merr.) A. Love

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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