Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02959 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Aristida purpurea Nutt.
Common name   purple threeawn
R. Van Buren   s.n.  
Coll. Date 30 May 1998 
United States
Washington County
Locality Beaver Dam Mountains, near Utah Hill, off old Highway 91.
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° 6'  20" N, 113° 50'  8" W
Township Range T42S, R18W, Sec. 26  
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: 02959s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01007s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01244s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02681s1.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.
02961 Achnatherum hymenoides      "Indian ricegrass" same section
17915 Arctostaphylos pringlei      "Pringle manzanita" 1.1 mi. SW
14275 Arctostaphylos pringlei      "Pringle manzanita" 2829 ft. SW
17898 Arctostaphylos pungens      "pointleaf manzanita" 2582 ft. W
15278 Garrya flavescens      "ashy silktassel" same section
14811 Purshia glandulosa      "desert bitterbrush" same section
14812 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 1.4 mi. SE
02957 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Utah Hill Summit (Locale) Washington County, UT 2712 ft. SE 4744  Jarvis Peak 
Westside Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. S 5794  Jarvis Peak 
Tahoari (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 5502  Jarvis Peak 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. W 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Black Warrior Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. S 6257  Jarvis Peak 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. SW   Castle Cliff 
Jarvis Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 6411  Jarvis Peak 
Apex Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 3 mi. SE 5243  Jarvis Peak 
Paymaster Mine Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 5492  Jarvis Peak 
Reef Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 3 mi. E 4288  Jarvis Peak 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. SW 3862  Castle Cliff 
Grapevine Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. NW 5735  West Mountain Peak 
West Mountain Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. NW 7507  West Mountain Peak 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 4.4 mi. SW 4055  Castle Cliff 
Beaver Dam Mountains (Range) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. NW 6998  West Mountain Peak 
Quail Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. E 4232  Jarvis Peak 
Welcome Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4 mi. W 4544  Castle Cliff 
Laub Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. E 3757  Jarvis Peak 
Mine Valley (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.4 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Mine Valley Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 4.4 mi. SE 4472  Jarvis Peak 


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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