Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04122 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Hierochloe odorata (L.) P. Beauv.
Common name   sweetgrass
James G. Harris   2721  
Coll. Date 29 June 1996 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Aquarius Plateau, near Row Lakes Road junction;
     Elev.: 10200 ft. (3110 m.)
Habitat Notes meadows surrounding a marsh. 
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° 3'  29" N, 111° 35'  5" W
Township Range T32S, R3E, Sec. 4  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)


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

     Hierochloe odorata (L.) Beauv.

     Anthoxanthum nitens (Weber) Y. Schouten & Veldkamp
     Hierochloe fragrans (Willd.) Roemer & J.A. Schultes
     Hierochloe nashii (Bickn.) Kaczmarek
     Hierochloe odorata var. fragrans (Willd.) Richter
     Holcus odoratus L.
     Savastana nashii Bickn.
     Savastana odorata (L.) Scribn.
     Torresia odorata (L.) A.S. Hitchc.

Common Name(s): sweetgrass, vanilla grass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=40854, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04122s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04651s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07915s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07948s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04103 Botrychium simplex      "little grapefern" same section
04105 Castilleja aquariensis      "Aquarius Plateau paintbrush" same section
04121 Deschampsia elongata      "slender hairgrass" same section
04114 Geum triflorum  var. ciliatum   "old man's whiskers" same section
04127 Lupinus lepidus  var. utahensis  same section
04132 Penstemon procerus  var. aberrans   "pincushion beardtongue" same section
04126 Phleum alpinum      "alpine timothy" same section
04124 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. delicatum  same section
04116 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" same section
04112 Potentilla fruticosa     same section
04111 Ranunculus       "heart-leaf buttercup" same section
04110 Ranunculus flammula      "creeping spearwort" same section
04123 Saxifraga rhomboidea      "diamond-leaf saxifrage" same section
04125 Sedum rhodanthum     same section
04115 Veronica serpyllifolia      "thymeleaf speedwell" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Row Lakes (Lake) Garfield County, UT 0.9 mi. N 10266  Jacobs Reservoir 
Purple Lake (Lake) Garfield County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 10565  Jacobs Reservoir 
Squaw Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 1.5 mi. N 10276  Jacobs Reservoir 
Jacobs Reservoir (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 1.6 mi. SW 10076  Jacobs Reservoir 
Jacobs Valley Dam (Dam) Garfield County, UT 1.6 mi. SW 10076  Jacobs Reservoir 
Blue Lake (Lake) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. N 10529  Jacobs Reservoir 
Basin Flats (Flat) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. SE 10650  Jacobs Reservoir 
Jacobs Valley (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. SW   Jacobs Reservoir 
Boulder Swale (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.2 mi. S   Jacobs Reservoir 
Burr Top (Summit) Garfield County, UT 2.4 mi. S 10352  Jacobs Reservoir 
Stairs Slope (Slope) Garfield County, UT 2.5 mi. N 9715  Jacobs Reservoir 
South Point (Cape) Garfield County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 10916  Jacobs Reservoir 
Barney Lake (Lake) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. SW 9964  Jacobs Reservoir 
Dark Valley Lake (Lake) Garfield County, UT 3.2 mi. N 9423  Jacobs Reservoir 
Five Lakes (Lake) Garfield County, UT 2.7 mi. E 11037  Jacobs Reservoir 
Jubilee Guard Station (Locale) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. SW 9810  Big Lake 
Dark Valley Shelf (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4 mi. N 10253  Jacobs Reservoir 
Willow Bottom (Flat) Garfield County, UT 3.2 mi. W 10155  Big Lake 
McGath Lake (Lake) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. S 9377  Jacobs Reservoir 
Rock Spring Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. NW   Big Lake 


Taxon Links for species Hierochloe odorata  (L.) P. Beauv.

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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