Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05094 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Juncus arcticus Willd.
Infraspecific    ssp. littoralis (Engelm.) Hulten
Common name   mountain rush
Donna M. Barnes   644  
   with R. Jolley
Coll. Date 07 May 2001 
United States
Locality Coral Pink Sand Dunes.
     Elev.: 6065 ft. (1849 m.)
Habitat Notes sand dune intermixed with scrub oak, pinyon-juniper. 
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° 2'  N, 112° 43'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Juncus balticus var. littoralis Engelm.

     Juncus arcticus ssp. littoralis (Engelm.) HultÚn
     Juncus arcticus var. littoralis (Engelm.) Boivin

Common Name(s): Baltic rush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528596, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Juncales
                                Family: Juncaceae
                                    Genus: Juncus
                                        Species: Juncus balticus
                                            Variety: Juncus balticus var. littoralis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05085 Abronia fragrans      "snowball sand verbena" same section
05095 Artemisia filifolia      "sand sagebrush" same section
05083 Boechera holboellii  var. pinetorum  same section
05096 Calamovilfa gigantea      "giant sandreed" same section
12003 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. arenarius   "sand rubber rabbitbrush" 1.4 mi. N
12004 Corispermum welshii      "Welsh's bugseed" 1.4 mi. N
12503 Dicoria brandegeei      "Brandegee's desert twinbugs" 1.4 mi. N
05082 Fritillaria atropurpurea      "leopard-lily" same section
05081 Lathyrus brachycalyx  var. zionis   "Zion sweetpea" same section
12000 Linum aristatum      "bristle flax" 1.4 mi. N
12502 Lygodesmia juncea      "rush skeleton plant" 1.4 mi. N
11999 Oenothera pallida  var. pallida   "pale evening primrose" 1.4 mi. N
05084 Phlox austromontana  var. prostrata   "creeping southern phlox" same section
08161 Phoradendron juniperinum      "juniper mistletoe" 1.8 mi. E
12005 Reverchonia arenaria      "sand reverchonia" 1.4 mi. N
05080 Sophora stenophylla      "fringe-leaf necklacepod" same section
11988 Wyethia scabra      "rough mule's ears" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Reserve (Park) Kane County, UT 1935 ft. N 5925  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Coral Pink Sand Dunes Campground (Locale) Kane County, UT 1 mi. W 5919  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Chris Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 1.5 mi. S 5932  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Moquith Mountains (Range) Kane County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 6893  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Willow Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 2.6 mi. N 6411  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Ed Lamb Point (Cape) Kane County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 6861  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Yellowjacket Picnic Site (Park) Kane County, UT 3.1 mi. N 6214  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Esplin Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 6142  Elephant Butte 
Ed Lamb Point (Cliff) Mohave County, AZ 3.4 mi. SE 6779  Kaibab 
Red Cliff Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 3.7 mi. S 5512  Kaibab 
Harris Springs (Spring) Kane County, UT 4 mi. N 6385  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Dixie Knoll (Summit) Kane County, UT 3.7 mi. W 5742  Elephant Butte 
Sand Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 4 mi. NE 6247  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Sand Springs Overnight Campground (Locale) Kane County, UT 4.1 mi. NE 6204  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Blue Knolls (Summit) Mohave County, AZ 4.7 mi. S 5253  Kaibab 
Willow Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 4.4 mi. SW 5889  Moccasin 
Ponderosa Grove Campground (Locale) Kane County, UT 4.5 mi. NE 6283  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Bee Cistern (Well) Mohave County, AZ 4.4 mi. SW 5880  Moccasin 
Yellowjacket Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 5.2 mi. N 6172  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Cougar Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.5 mi. SE   Yellowjacket Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Juncus arcticus  Willd.

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

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