Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02681 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Aristida purpurea Nutt.
Common name   purple threeawn
J.D. Christensen   11  
Coll. Date 12 October 1973 
United States
Sanpete County
Locality Bald Mountain, by Ephraim, on dry hillside.
     Elev.: 6000 ft. (1829 m.)
Habitat Notes Prevalent in grasses, soil dry, rocky. 
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° 8'  37" N, 111° 27'  32" W
Township Range T19S, R4E  
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):

     Aristida purpurea Nutt.

Common Name(s): Purple 3-awn, purple threeawn, purple three-awn, red threeawn.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41429, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02681s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01007s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01244s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02959s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03567s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03568s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03676s3.jpg 
specimen image: 05103s3.jpg 
specimen image: 10448s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10856s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13164s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00093 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 2358 ft. E
01085 Castilleja rhexiifolia  var. rhexiifolia   "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 2358 ft. E
00143 Delphinium x occidentale  hybrid [barbeyi x glaucum]  2358 ft. E
00124 Moneses uniflora      "single delight" 2358 ft. E
02362 Oxytropis lambertii  var. bigelovii   "purple locoweed" 1.4 mi. NW
00092 Senecio crassulus      "thick-leaf ragwort" 2358 ft. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Indian Creek Administrative Site (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 829 ft. S 9492  Ferron Reservoir 
Ferron Campground (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 839 ft. E 9482  Ferron Reservoir 
Ferron Reservoir Campground (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 2637 ft. SE 9495  Ferron Reservoir 
Ferron Reservoir (Reservoir) Sanpete County, UT 2402 ft. E 9489  Ferron Reservoir 
Ferron Reservoir Summer Home Area (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 0.6 mi. SE 9640  Ferron Reservoir 
Ferron Dam (Dam) Sanpete County, UT 2866 ft. E 9410  Ferron Reservoir 
Ferron Campground (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 0.6 mi. E 9482  Ferron Reservoir 
Petty Peak (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 10404  Ferron Reservoir 
Heliotrope Mountain (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. S 11116  Heliotrope Mountain 
Harmonica Point (Cape) Sanpete County, UT 1.8 mi. NE 10306  Ferron Reservoir 
Duck Fork Reservoir (Reservoir) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. N 9243  Ferron Reservoir 
High Top (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 1.6 mi. W 10745  Ferron Reservoir 
Duck Fork Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2 mi. N 9229  Ferron Reservoir 
Duck Fork Dam (Dam) Emery County, UT 2 mi. N 9229  Ferron Reservoir 
Little Horse Creek (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 1.7 mi. E   Heliotrope Mountain 
Harmonica Lake (Lake) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. NE 9485  Ferron Reservoir 
Twelve Mile Campground (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 10119  Heliotrope Mountain 
Twelvemile Flat (Flat) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. SW 10105  Ferron Reservoir 
Willow Lake Campground (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. E 9692  Ferron Reservoir 
Horse Heaven (Basin) Sanpete County, UT 2.5 mi. S 10434  Heliotrope Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Aristida purpurea  Nutt.

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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