Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05793 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Equisetum laevigatum A. Braun
Common name   smooth horsetail
Donna M. Barnes   1094  
Coll. Date 24 May 2001 
United States
Locality Deer Creek Reservoir, north end.
     Elev.: 5500 ft. (1677 m.)
Habitat Notes wet pasture land. 
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 40° 28'  N, 111° 28'  W
Township Range T1N R4E, Sec. 3  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Equisetum laevigatum A. Braun

     Equisetum funstonii A.A. Eat.
     Equisetum kansanum Schaffn.
     Equisetum laevigatum ssp. funstonii (A.A. Eat.) Hartman
     Hippochaete laevigata (A. Braun) Farw.

Common Name(s): horsetail, smooth horsetail, smooth scouringrush, smooth scouring-rush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=17156, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Equisetophyta
                    Class: Equisetopsida
                        Order: Equisetales
                            Family: Equisetaceae
                                Genus: Equisetum
                                    Species: Equisetum laevigatum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05793s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00232s3.jpg 
specimen image: 01542s3.jpg 
specimen image: 02690s3.jpg 
specimen image: 02719s3.jpg 
specimen image: 03121s3.jpg 
specimen image: 03183s3.jpg 
specimen image: 03816s4.jpg 
specimen image: 04266s3.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15300 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" 1.3 mi. SW
05795 Dodecatheon pulchellum  var. pulchellum   "darkthroat shootingstar" same section
05799 Eleocharis palustris      "common spikerush" same section
15299 Hackelia       "stickseed" 1.3 mi. SW
05801 Plantago eriopoda      "woolly plantain" same section
05806 Poa pratensis      "Kentucky bluegrass" same section
03925 Polygonum persicaria      "spotted ladysthumb" same section
03922 Polygonum persicaria      "spotted ladysthumb" same section
05797 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" same section
03934 Rumex stenophyllus      "narrow-leaf dock" same section
05796 Sisyrinchium idahoense      "Idaho blue-eyed grass" same section
05802 Thermopsis montana      "mountain goldenbanner" same section
05794 Triglochin maritima      "seaside arrowgrass" same section
05800 Valeriana edulis      "tobacco root" same section
05803 Viola nephrophylla      "northern bog violet" same section
05798 Zizia aptera      "heart-leaf Alexanders" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Wasatch County, UT 810 ft. W 5443  Charleston 
Charleston (Populated Place) Wasatch County, UT 906 ft. W 5443  Charleston 
Daniels Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2789 ft. SW   Twin Peaks 
Charleston Cemetery (Cemetery) Wasatch County, UT 0.6 mi. SE 5519  Charleston 
Lower Charleston Canal (Canal) Wasatch County, UT 0.8 mi. N 5450  Charleston 
Heber Valley (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Center Creek 
Snake Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 1.2 mi. N   Brighton 
Charleston (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1.4 mi. N 5443  Charleston 
Upper Charleston Canal (Canal) Wasatch County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 5489  Charleston 
Midway Fish Hatchery (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 2 mi. N 5460  Charleston 
Spring Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2.2 mi. NE   Heber City 
Island Ditch (Canal) Wasatch County, UT 2.4 mi. N 5469  Heber City 
Soldier Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 1.9 mi. W   Aspen Grove 
KLVR-AM (Heber City) (Tower) Wasatch County, UT 2.5 mi. N 5486  Heber City 
Big Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2 mi. E   Charleston 
Epperson Ditch (Canal) Wasatch County, UT 2.6 mi. N 5558  Heber City 
Sagebrush and Spring Creek Canal (Canal) Wasatch County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 5542  Charleston 
Decker Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2.3 mi. SW   Aspen Grove 
Midway City Cemetery (Cemetery) Wasatch County, UT 2.7 mi. N 5574  Heber City 
Midway Elementary School (School) Wasatch County, UT 2.9 mi. N 5548  Heber City 


Taxon Links for species Equisetum laevigatum  A. Braun

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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