Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05542 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Muhlenbergia pungens Thurb.
Common name   sandhill muhly
K.T. Harper   2001-342  
   with R. Van Buren, D. Clark
Coll. Date 12 July 2001 
United States
Wayne County
Locality head of Sand Creek.
Habitat Notes sandy soils. 
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° 24'  18" N, 111° 25'  22" W
Township Range T28S, R4E, Sec. 1  
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):

     Muhlenbergia pungens Thurb.

Common Name(s): sandhill muhly.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41934, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05542s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05505s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12011c1.jpg 
specimen image: 12011d1.jpg 
specimen image: 12011s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01210 Astragalus       "lesser rushy milkvetch" 1.4 mi. S
01212 Ephedra torreyana     1.4 mi. S
10008 Eriogonum racemosum  var. racemosum   "redroot wild buckwheat" 1 mi. N
01209 Physaria       "Santa Fe bladderpod" 1.4 mi. S
01211 Shepherdia rotundifolia      "round-leaf buffaloberry" 1.4 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mud Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 0.8 mi. N 8711  Flat Top 
Sidehill Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 0.9 mi. N 9019  Flat Top 
Point Lookout (Summit) Wayne County, UT 1.1 mi. W 10096  Flat Top 
Alex Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 1.2 mi. NW 9620  Flat Top 
Hickman Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 9269  Flat Top 
Sand Flat (Flat) Wayne County, UT 1.7 mi. S 8285  Flat Top 
Sawmill Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 1.7 mi. W 10197  Flat Top 
Sulphur Basin (Basin) Wayne County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 9108  Flat Top 
Indian Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 2.1 mi. N 8918  Flat Top 
Sulphur Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 1.8 mi. W 10191  Flat Top 
Deep Creek Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. N 8718  Flat Top 
Billings Pass (Gap) Wayne County, UT 2.6 mi. N 9249  Flat Top 
Wiffs Pasture (Flat) Wayne County, UT 2.2 mi. W 10233  Flat Top 
Bullings Pass (Gap) Wayne County, UT 2.8 mi. N 9170  Flat Top 
Snow Lake (Lake) Wayne County, UT 2.5 mi. NW 10506  Flat Top 
Deep Creek Ridge (Ridge) Wayne County, UT 2.9 mi. N 9745  Flat Top 
Pine Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 3.1 mi. N 8678  Flat Top 
East Sand Creek Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 2.5 mi. W 10210  Flat Top 
Upper Deep Creek Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 3 mi. N 9905  Flat Top 
Tub Flat (Flat) Wayne County, UT 3.1 mi. N 9958  Flat Top 


Taxon Links for species Muhlenbergia pungens  Thurb.

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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