Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11690 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Blepharidachne kingii (S. Watson) Hack.
Common name   King's eyelash grass
Donna M. Barnes   5137  
Coll. Date 08 June 2006 
United States
Box Elder County
Locality Pilot Range, along 4WD road, SW of Donner Spring;
     Elev.: 4436 ft. (1352 m.)
Habitat Notes salt desert shrub community; gravelly-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 40° 59'  56.5" N, 113° 59'  19.5" 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.


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

     Blepharidachne kingii (S. Wats.) Hack.

Common Name(s): King's desertgrass, King's eyelashgrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41473, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11690s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 11714d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11714s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11689 Lygodesmia grandiflora  var. dianthopsis   "Antelope Island skeleton plant" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Donner Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 4272  Crater Island SW 
Pilot Creek (Stream) Elko County, NV 2.1 mi. E   Pilot Peak NW 
Pilot Creek (Stream) Tooele County, UT 2.1 mi. E   Miners Canyon 
Willow Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.4 mi. W 5036  Miners Canyon 
Willow Canyon (Valley) Elko County, NV 2.5 mi. W   Pilot Peak 
Halls Meadow (Flat) Tooele County, UT 3.5 mi. S 4259  Miners Canyon 
Bettridge Creek (Stream) Box Elder County, UT 4.1 mi. N   Pilot Peak 
Willow Spring (Spring) Elko County, NV 3.2 mi. W 5745  Pilot Peak 
Miners Canyon (Valley) Elko County, NV 4.1 mi. SW   Miners Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Blepharidachne kingii  (S. Watson) Hack.

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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