Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02720 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Hesperostipa comata (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth
Infraspecific    subsp. comata 
Common name   needle-and-thread grass
D. Durfee   s.n.  
Coll. Date 29 May 1990 
United States
Sevier County
Locality near Clear Creek.
Habitat Notes in sandy soil. 
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 38° 34'  46" N, 112° 24'  29" W
Township Range T25S, R5W, Sec. 36  
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):

     Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth

     Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr.
     Stipa comata ssp. intonsa Piper

Common Name(s): needle and thread, needleandthread.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=525116, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Hesperostipa
                                        Species: Hesperostipa comata
                                            Subspecies: Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02720s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01321s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03602s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05857s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05953s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10585s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11231s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11435s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11575d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11575s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13287s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13359s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02712 Achnatherum hymenoides      "Indian ricegrass" same section
02719 Equisetum laevigatum      "smooth horsetail" same section
02709 Quercus gambelii  var. gambelii   "Gambel oak" same section
02718 Salix amygdaloides      "peachleaf willow" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Fish Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 1736 ft. N   Mount Belknap 
Trail Mountain Hollow (Valley) Sevier County, UT 0.8 mi. NW   Trail Mountain 
North Cedars (Woods) Sevier County, UT 1 mi. SE 6939  Trail Mountain 
Three Creeks (Stream) Sevier County, UT 1.2 mi. NE   Trail Mountain 
Pole Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 1.1 mi. E   Joseph Peak 
Mud Flats (Flat) Sevier County, UT 1.7 mi. S 6756  Trail Mountain 
The Narrows (Gap) Sevier County, UT 1.5 mi. E 6106  Trail Mountain 
Mud Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 2.5 mi. S 6929  Trail Mountain 
Sevier Canyon (Valley) Piute County, UT 2.7 mi. S   Trail Mountain 
Maple Spring Hollow (Valley) Sevier County, UT 2.8 mi. SE   Marysvale Canyon 
Shingle Creek (Stream) Piute County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Pole Mountain 
Shingle Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Pole Mountain 
Whiskey Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 2.6 mi. E 6637  Marysvale Canyon 
Rosebud Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 3.4 mi. S   Trail Mountain 
Three Creeks Dam (Dam) Sevier County, UT 3.5 mi. N 6828  Red Ridge 
Three Creeks Reservoir (Reservoir) Sevier County, UT 3.5 mi. N 6828  Red Ridge 
Joe Lott Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 2.9 mi. SE   Mount Belknap 
Red Narrows (Valley) Sevier County, UT 3.6 mi. S   Trail Mountain 
Belknap Ranger Station (Locale) Sevier County, UT 3 mi. SE 6027  Marysvale Canyon 
Whiskey Spring Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 2.9 mi. E   Marysvale Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Hesperostipa comata  (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth

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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