Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 12016 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
PoaceaePoaceaePoaceae  
Species Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash
Infraspecific    var. neomexicanum (Nash) Gould
Collector(s)
D.M. Barnes   5452  
Coll. Date 28 September 2006 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Garfield
Locality Highway 9, about 15 miles S of Boulder, slick rock area SE of road.
     Elev.: 5785 ft. (1764 m.)
Habitat Notes white sandstone, deep white sand soil of drainage. 
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 37° 40'  35" N, 111° 26'  48" 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):

     Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (Michx.) Nash

     Andropogon praematurus Fern.
     Andropogon scoparius Michx.
     Andropogon scoparius var. ducis Fern. & Grisc.
     Andropogon scoparius var. frequens F.T. Hubbard
     Andropogon scoparius var. neomexicanus (Nash) A.S. Hitchc.
     Andropogon scoparius var. polycladus Scribn. & Ball
     Andropogon scoparius var. septentrionalis Fern. & Grisc.
     Schizachyrium praematurum (Fern.) C.F. Reed
     Schizachyrium scoparium var. frequens (F.T. Hubbard) Gould
     Schizachyrium scoparium ssp. neomexicanum (Nash) Gandhi & Smeins
     Schizachyrium scoparium var. neomexicanum (Nash) Gould
     Schizachyrium scoparium var. polycladum (Scribn. & Ball) C.F. Reed

Common Name(s): little bluestem.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=530264, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Schizachyrium
                                        Species: Schizachyrium scoparium
                                            Variety: Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium
                                                

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12016s1.jpg specimen image: 12016d1.jpg specimen image: 12016c1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03596s1.jpg 
03596
specimen image: 04817s1.jpg 
04817

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12015 Bouteloua curtipendula      "sideoats grama" same section
12018 Chrysopsis villosa  var. minor   "hairy goldenaster" same section
12014 Linum aristatum      "bristle flax" same section
12019 Machaeranthera canescens  var. canescens   "hoary tansyaster, grey tansyaster" same section
12017 Poliomintha incana      "frosted mint" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Big Horn (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2282 ft. W   Tenmile Flat 
Cottonwood Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.3 mi. SE   Carcass Canyon 
Tenmile Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 1.4 mi. W 5328  Tenmile Flat 
Tenmile Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 5407  Tenmile Flat 
Halfway Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.2 mi. SE   Seep Flat 
Alvey Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.2 mi. W   Death Ridge 
Deadman Ridge (Ridge) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. S 5450  Tenmile Flat 
Little Spencer Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. N 5916  Tenmile Flat 
Seep Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 4 mi. S 5440  Seep Flat 
Barney Reservoir (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 5.1 mi. S 5404  Seep Flat 
Big Spencer Flats (Flat) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. NE 5742  Tenmile Flat 
Phipps Arch (Arch) Garfield County, UT 5.9 mi. N 5561  Calf Creek 
Garfield County (Civil) Garfield County, UT 5.9 mi. N 6004  Escalante 

Links

Taxon Links for species Schizachyrium scoparium  (Michx.) Nash

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=Schizachyrium+scoparium

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