Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05440 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf.
Common name   rabbit's foot grass
K.T. Harper   2001-280  
   with R. Jolley
Coll. Date 13 July 2001 
United States
Wayne County
Locality wetlands 2 miles NE of Teasdale.
     Elev.: 6900 ft. (2104 m.)
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° 17'  14" N, 111° 27'  9" W
Township Range T29S, R4E, Sec. 15, SE1/4  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
Voucher BLM wetlands vegetative survey, K.T. Harper 2001 


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

     Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf.

     Alopecurus monspeliensis L.

Common Name(s): annual rabbitsfoot grass, annual rabbit's-foot grass, rabbitfoot beardgrass, rabbitfoot grass, rabbitfoot polypogon, rabbitfootgrass, rabbit'sfootgrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41171, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05440s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 05123s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06410s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11761s2.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05389 Aster occidentalis      "western mountain aster" 1752 ft. NW
05360 Atriplex prostrata      "spear-leaved orache" 1752 ft. NW
05367 Calamagrostis scopulorum      "Jones' reedgrass" 1752 ft. NW
05385 Castilleja exilis     1752 ft. NW
05361 Chenopodium glaucum  var. salinum  1752 ft. NW
05368 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. consimilis   "rubber rabbitbrush" 1752 ft. NW
05363 Clematis ligusticifolia      "white virgins-bower" 1752 ft. NW
05372 Distichlis spicata      "saltgrass" 1752 ft. NW
05359 Elaeagnus angustifolia      "Russian olive" 1752 ft. NW
05364 Elymus lanceolatus  subsp. lanceolatus   "thickspike wheatgrass" 1752 ft. NW
05369 Elymus repens      "quackgrass" 1752 ft. NW
05375 Epilobium hornemannii      "Hornemann's willowherb" 1752 ft. NW
05365 Helianthus petiolaris      "prairie sunflower" 1752 ft. NW
05439 Hordeum brachyantherum  subsp. brachyantherum   "meadow barley" same section
05370 Hordeum jubatum  subsp. intermedium   "intermediate foxtail" 1752 ft. NW
05374 Lemna obscura      "little duckweed" 1752 ft. NW
05366 Phalaris arundinacea      "reed Canary grass" 1752 ft. NW
05362 Polygonum ramosissimum      "bushy knotweed" 1752 ft. NW
05441 Salix exigua  var. stenophylla  same section
05388 Sarcobatus vermiculatus      "greasewood" 1752 ft. NW
05373 Scirpus acutus     1752 ft. NW
05387 Scirpus pungens  var. longispicatus  1752 ft. NW
05442 Senecio hydrophilus      "water ragwort" same section
05371 Shepherdia argentea      "silver buffaloberry" 1752 ft. NW
05443 Sium suave      "hemlock water parsnip" same section
05358 Sonchus asper      "spiny sowthistle" 1752 ft. NW
00260 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" 1 mi. N
05384 Typha domingensis      "southern cattail" 1752 ft. NW
05386 Typha latifolia      "broad-leaf cattail" 1752 ft. NW
05551 Veronica catenata     2230 ft. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 1 mi. E   Blind Lake 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 1 mi. NE   Blind Lake 
Teasdale Bench (Bench) Wayne County, UT 1.2 mi. NW 6975  Torrey 
Teasdale District Ranger Station (Locale) Wayne County, UT 1.1 mi. W 7100  Torrey 
Teasdale Cemetery (Cemetery) Wayne County, UT 1.3 mi. W 7153  Torrey 
Boulder Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 1.5 mi. SE   Blind Lake 
Torrey Canal (Canal) Wayne County, UT 1.7 mi. N 6874  Torrey 
Teasdale (Populated Place) Wayne County, UT 1.4 mi. W 7139  Torrey 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Wayne County, UT 1.4 mi. W 7143  Torrey 
Birch Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. S   Blind Lake 
Red Cliff Oasis (Park) Wayne County, UT 1.9 mi. E 6831  Torrey 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Wayne County, UT 2 mi. NE 6841  Torrey 
Torrey (Populated Place) Wayne County, UT 2 mi. E 6838  Torrey 
Cigarette Hollow (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.1 mi. NW   Bicknell 
Cigarette Hollow (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.2 mi. NW   Torrey 
Poverty Flat (Flat) Wayne County, UT 2.1 mi. NE 6841  Torrey 
Velvet Ridge (Ridge) Wayne County, UT 2.5 mi. N 7366  Torrey 
Holt Draw (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.9 mi. NE   Torrey 
Donkey Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 2.7 mi. E   Blind Lake 
Flatiron Lakes (Reservoir) Wayne County, UT 3.1 mi. SW 8334  Torrey 


Taxon Links for species Polypogon monspeliensis  (L.) Desf.

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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