Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 10471 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
PoaceaePoaceaePoaceae  
Species Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) A. Love
Common name   western wheatgrass
Collector(s)
D.M. Barnes   4389  
Coll. Date 16 May 2005 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Emery County
Locality [Book Cliffs, W of Mount Elliott], base of Beckwith Plateau, E of U.S. Highway 191, N of mile marker 284, ca. 20 road miles N of Green River;
     Elev.: 5009 ft. (1527 m.)
Habitat Notes Border of boulder field, salt desert shrub community, bud sage. 
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 39° 11'  13.9" N, 110° 19'  18.3" 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.

Taxonomy


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

     Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) A. Löve

     Agropyron molle (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Rydb.
     Agropyron smithii Rydb.
     Agropyron smithii var. molle (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) M.E. Jones
     Agropyron smithii var. palmeri (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Heller
     Elymus smithii (Rydb.) Gould
     Elytrigia smithii (Rydb.) Nevski
     Elytrigia smithii var. mollis (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Beetle

Common Name(s): pubescent wheatgrass, western wheatgrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=504124, click for more information and references)

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

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10471s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00789s1.jpg 
00789
specimen image: 03582s1.jpg 
03582
specimen image: 05988s2.jpg 
05988

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10470 Astragalus amphioxys  var. vespertinus   "western crescent milkvetch" same section
10474 Cryptantha wetherillii      "Wetherill's cat's eye" same section
10476 Cymopterus bulbosus      "onion spring parsley" same section
10464 Enceliopsis nutans      "nodding sunray" same section
10465 Enceliopsis nutans      "nodding sunray" same section
10469 Eriogonum bicolor      "pretty wild buckwheat" same section
10466 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" same section
10473 Lygodesmia grandiflora  var. grandiflora   "large-flowered skeleton plant" same section
10468 Platyschkuhria integrifolia  var. ourolepis   "basin-daisy" same section
10475 Sphaeralcea psoraloides      "scurfpea globemallow" same section
10472 Thelesperma subnudum  var. subnudum   "Navajo tea greenthread" same section
16833 Thelypodiopsis elegans      "Westwater tumblemustard" 94 ft. S
10467 Thelypodiopsis elegans      "Westwater tumblemustard" same section
10477 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" same section
10478 Xylorhiza venusta      "Cisco woody aster" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mount Elliott (Summit) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. E 7074  Cliff 
Desert Reservoir Number 2 (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 1.8 mi. W 4803  Cliff 
Book Cliffs (Range) Emery County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 5220  Cliff 
Elliott Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. E 6772  Cliff 
Woodside (Populated Place) Emery County, UT 5.6 mi. N 4643  Woodside 
Middle Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 5.1 mi. SE 6907  Cliff 

Links

Taxon Links for species Pascopyrum smithii  (Rydb.) 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

Google Images

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Pascopyrum+smithii

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