Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01244 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Aristida purpurea Nutt.
Common name   purple threeawn
K. Anderson   126  
  [no date]  
United States
Beaver County
Locality Indian Peak (upper).
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° 16'  24" N, 113° 51'  34" W
Township Range T29S, R18W, Sec. 17  
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: 01244s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01007s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02681s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02959s2.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.
01243 Eriogonum racemosum  var. racemosum   "redroot wild buckwheat" same section
01245 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. subaridum   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" same section
01246 Ivesia sabulosa      "Intermountain mousetail" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Indian Peak (Summit) Beaver County, UT 1 mi. SW 9633  Buckhorn Spring 
Indian Peak State Game Management Area (Park) Beaver County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 7149  Buckhorn Spring 
Willow Spring (Spring) Beaver County, UT 1.8 mi. W 7970  Miners Cabin Wash 
Marys Nipple (Summit) Beaver County, UT 2 mi. W 8042  Miners Cabin Wash 
Chokecherry Spring (Spring) Beaver County, UT 2.8 mi. N 7320  Miners Cabin Wash 
Upper Indian Spring (Spring) Beaver County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 6995  Buckhorn Spring 
Lower Indian Spring (Spring) Beaver County, UT 3 mi. NE 6933  Buckhorn Spring 
Salt Cabin Spring (Spring) Beaver County, UT 3.1 mi. SW 7622  Atchison Creek 
Holt Bluebell Mine (Mine) Beaver County, UT 3.5 mi. S 8193  Pinto Spring 
Noonday Mine (Mine) Beaver County, UT 3.8 mi. S 7753  Pinto Spring 
Meadow Spring (Spring) Beaver County, UT 4.3 mi. N 6861  Buckhorn Spring 
Cougar Spar Mine (Mine) Beaver County, UT 4.3 mi. S 7599  Pinto Spring 
Dugout Mine (Mine) Beaver County, UT 4.6 mi. S 8124  Pinto Spring 
Mackleprang Homestead (Locale) Beaver County, UT 4.4 mi. N 7051  Miners Cabin Wash 
Buckhorn Spring (Spring) Beaver County, UT 4.7 mi. N 6660  Buckhorn Spring 
Blue Jay Mine (Mine) Beaver County, UT 4.2 mi. W 7153  Miners Cabin Wash 
Indian Peak Range (Range) Beaver County, UT 5.4 mi. S 7438  Atchison Creek 
Ryan Spring (Spring) Beaver County, UT 5.5 mi. NW 7284  Miners Cabin Wash 


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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