Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11347 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Chloris virgata Sw.
Common name   feather windmill grass
M. Johnson   2  
Coll. Date 04 October 2004 
United States
Grand County
Locality near Moab, around 4200 Spanish Valley Drive.
Habitat Notes invasive weed, in area for about four years according to Tim Higgs (County Weed Supervisor) 
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° 30'  34" N, 109° 28'  21" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Chloris virgata Sw.

Common Name(s): feather fingergrass, feather windmill grass, showy chloris.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41558, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11347s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05605s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06317s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
18002 Parryella       "parryella" 1.7 mi. NE
14090 Parryella filifolia      "common dunebroom" same section
04526 Parryella filifolia      "common dunebroom" same section
14089 Poliomintha incana      "frosted mint" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Spanish Valley (Populated Place) San Juan County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 4803  Kane Springs 
Johnsons Up on Top (Summit) Grand County, UT 1.3 mi. E 5305  Rill Creek 
Sunset Cemetery (Cemetery) Grand County, UT 2.2 mi. NW 4492  Rill Creek 
Old City Park (Park) Grand County, UT 2.5 mi. N 4492  Rill Creek 
Kens Lake (Reservoir) San Juan County, UT 2.8 mi. SE 5043  Kane Springs 
Kens Lake Dam (Dam) San Juan County, UT 2.8 mi. SE 5043  Kane Springs 
Spanish Valley (Flat) Grand County, UT 3 mi. NW 4387  Moab 
Sunbird Airport (Airport) Grand County, UT 3.2 mi. N 4593  Moab 
Burkholder Draw (Valley) Grand County, UT 3.5 mi. N   Warner Lake 
Moab KOA (Park) Grand County, UT 4 mi. N 4538  Moab 
North Fork Mill Creek (Stream) Grand County, UT 4.2 mi. N   Warner Lake 
Bridger Jack Mesa (Summit) San Juan County, UT 4.5 mi. S 5791  Kane Springs 
Rill Creek (Stream) Grand County, UT 4.8 mi. NE   Rill Creek 
KKLX-FM (Moab) (Tower) Grand County, UT 4.6 mi. NW 4164  Moab 
Behind the Rocks (Area) San Juan County, UT 5.4 mi. S 5407  Kane Springs 
Jackson Reservoir (Reservoir) Grand County, UT 4.7 mi. NW 4282  Moab 
Moab Slickrock Trail (Trail) Grand County, UT 5 mi. NW 4370  Moab 
Moab Christian Center (Church) Grand County, UT 4.8 mi. NW 4173  Moab 
First Assembly of God Church (Church) Grand County, UT 4.9 mi. NW 4131  Moab 
Grand Valley Cemetery (Cemetery) Grand County, UT 5 mi. NW 4190  Moab 


Taxon Links for species Chloris virgata  Sw.

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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