Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01321 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr.
Common name   needle-and-thread grass
Kim Anderson   161  
Coll. Date 13 August 1991 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Sevier Plateau, Mount Dutton Road (FR125), E of Jones Corral Creek.
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° 4'  1" N, 112° 8'  49" W
Township Range T31S, R3W, Sec. 36  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
Specimen Notes Suicide transect. 


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

     Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth

     Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr.
     Stipa comata ssp. intonsa Piper

Common Name(s): needle and thread, needleandthread.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=525116, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Hesperostipa
                                        Species: Hesperostipa comata
                                            Subspecies: Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 01321s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01319 Arrhenatherum elatius      "tall oat-grass" same section
01320 Bromus       "California brome" same section
01322 Elymus smithii      "slender wheatgrass" same section
01323 Koeleria       "prairie Junegrass" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Winnemucca Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 9636  Mount Dutton 
Winnemucca Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 0.8 mi. SW 9689  Mount Dutton 
Jones Corral Guard Station (Locale) Garfield County, UT 1.2 mi. W 9738  Mount Dutton 
Jones Corral Reservoir (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 1.2 mi. W 9676  Mount Dutton 
Jones Corral Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 1.2 mi. W 9718  Mount Dutton 
Willow Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 1.5 mi. E 8711  Deep Creek 
Mule Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 2.2 mi. N 9620  Mount Dutton 
Burnt Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. NW 9003  Mount Dutton 
Rim Reservoir (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 2.5 mi. N 9663  Mount Dutton 
Sevier Plateau (Plain) Garfield County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 8875  Deep Creek 
Cougar Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 2.2 mi. NW 8632  Mount Dutton 
Mule Flat Reservoir (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. N 9420  Mount Dutton 
Mud Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. W 8406  Mount Dutton 
Burnt Hollow Trail (Trail) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. NW 8180  Mount Dutton 
Dipping Vat Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. N 8294  Mount Dutton 
South Fork Deep Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   Mount Dutton 
North Fork Deep Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   Mount Dutton 
Mount Pierson (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3.1 mi. SW 10637  Mount Dutton 
Rocky Ford Reservoir (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. N 9275  Mount Dutton 
Dandelion Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. N 9315  Mount Dutton 


Taxon Links for species Stipa comata  Trin. & Rupr.

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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