Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 05953 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
PoaceaePoaceaePoaceae  
Species Hesperostipa comata (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth
Infraspecific    subsp. comata 
Common name   needle-and-thread grass
Collector(s)
Donna M. Barnes   1128  
Coll. Date 01 May 2001 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Washington County
Locality Virgin River trail, S of St. George, E of I-15;
    
Habitat Notes rocky outcrop, dry rocky soil. 
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 37° 5'  28" N, 113° 33'  32" W
Township Range T42S, R15W, Sec. 32  
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).

Taxonomy


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
                                                

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05953s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01321s1.jpg 
01321
specimen image: 02720s1.jpg 
02720
specimen image: 03602s1.jpg 
03602
specimen image: 05857s1.jpg 
05857
specimen image: 10585s1.jpg 
10585
specimen image: 11231s1.jpg 
11231
specimen image: 11435s1.jpg 
11435
specimen image: 11575d1.jpg 
11575
specimen image: 11575s1.jpg 
11575
specimen image: 13287s1.jpg 
13287
specimen image: 13359s1.jpg 
13359

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05949 Achnatherum speciosum      "desert needlegrass" same section
14455 Atriplex lentiformis      "big saltbush" 1741 ft. W
14826 Atriplex polycarpa      "cattle saltbush" 1.9 mi. SE
04327 Chenopodium fremontii      "big saltbush" same section
04324 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. viscidiflorus  same section
05950 Cryptantha barbigera      "bearded forget-me-not" same section
05946 Echinocereus engelmannii  var. chrysocentrus   "Engelmann's hedgehog cactus" same section
05948 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" same section
14012 Leptochloa panicea      "mucronate sprangletop" 2306 ft. SE
14825 Lycium torreyi      "Torrey wolfberry" 1.9 mi. SE
05945 Selinocarpus diffusus  subsp. nevadensis  same section
05600 Sorghum halepense      "Johnson grass" 1 mi. N
05601 Sorghum halepense      "Johnson grass" 1 mi. N
00160 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" same section
14827 Suaeda torreyana  var. ramosissima  1.9 mi. SE

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
KRDC-FM (St George) (Tower) Washington County, UT 764 ft. NE 2612  Saint George 
Twin Lakes RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 2270 ft. N 2644  Saint George 
Saint George Fields (Flat) Washington County, UT 2588 ft. W 2605  Saint George 
Cottam Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. S 2612  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. W 2625  Saint George 
Saint George East School (School) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. NW 2671  Saint George 
Saint George Valley Lateral (Canal) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. W 2622  Saint George 
Settlers RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. N 2743  Saint George 
First Southern Baptist Church (Church) Washington County, UT 1 mi. NW 2684  Saint George 
Dixie High School (School) Washington County, UT 1 mi. W 2631  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. N 2756  Saint George 
Community Baptist Church (Church) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. N 2756  Saint George 
Dixie Medical Center (Hospital) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 2658  Saint George 
Saint George City Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. N 2756  Saint George 
Kemp Korner Shopping Center (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. N 2782  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. NW 2664  Saint George 
KDXU-AM (Saint George) (Tower) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 2664  Saint George 
KDXU-AM (Saint George) (Tower) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. SW 2543  Saint George 
Skyline Shopping Center (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N 2871  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. NW 2671  Saint George 

Links

Taxon Links for species Hesperostipa comata  (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Hesperostipa+comata

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