Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06012 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Carex brunnescens (Pers.) Poir.
Common name   brownish sedge
Donna M. Barnes   2069  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 09 June 2001 
United States
Sevier County
Locality Utah Highway 72, S of mile marker 20, [S of Birch Spring];
     Elev.: 8453 ft. (2577 m.)
Habitat Notes open meadow; 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 38° 36'  20" N, 111° 27'  44" W
Township Range T25S R4E Sec. 27  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Carex brunnescens (Pers.) Poir.

Common Name(s): brownish sedge.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=39446, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Cyperaceae
                                    Genus: Carex
                                        Species: Carex brunnescens


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06012s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 07123s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06007 Artemisia nova      "black sagebrush" same section
06004 Astragalus bisulcatus  var. haydenianus   "Hayden's two-grooved milkvetch" 1.7 mi. N
06008 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" same section
06014 Chaenactis douglasii      "Douglas' dusty-maiden" same section
06010 Erigeron aphanactis  var. aphanactis   "rayless shaggy fleabane" same section
06013 Penstemon ophianthus      "twisted-anther beardtongue" same section
06016 Penstemon watsonii      "Watson's beardtongue" same section
06005 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" 1.7 mi. N
06011 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
06009 Triglochin maritima      "seaside arrowgrass" 1.7 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Birch Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 2128 ft. N 8386  Geyser Peak 
Hogan Pass (Gap) Sevier County, UT 0.6 mi. SW 8826  Geyser Peak 
Pine Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 8954  Geyser Peak 
Water Hollow (Valley) Sevier County, UT 1 mi. NE   Johns Peak 
Willow Basin (Basin) Sevier County, UT 1.3 mi. S 8501  Geyser Peak 
Oles Pond (Lake) Sevier County, UT 1.1 mi. W 9308  Geyser Peak 
Wide Hollow (Valley) Sevier County, UT 1.3 mi. NE   Johns Peak 
Birch Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 1.5 mi. NE   Geyser Peak 
Desert View Area (Locale) Sevier County, UT 1.8 mi. S 8796  Geyser Peak 
Meadow Gulch Salt Gulch Trail (Trail) Sevier County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 9394  Geyser Peak 
Paradise Valley Lake (Lake) Sevier County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 7920  Johns Peak 
Paradise Valley (Basin) Sevier County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 7920  Johns Peak 
Elk Campground (Locale) Sevier County, UT 3.3 mi. N 8557  Johns Peak 
Tidwell Slopes (Slope) Sevier County, UT 3 mi. W 9088  Forsyth Reservoir 
Solomon Basin (Basin) Sevier County, UT 3.7 mi. S 8120  Geyser Peak 
Great Western Trail (Trail) Sevier County, UT 3.4 mi. NW 9515  Hilgard Mountain 
Solomon Reservoir (Reservoir) Sevier County, UT 4 mi. S 8229  Geyser Peak 
North Last Chance Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 3.9 mi. N   Hilgard Mountain 
South Last Chance Creek (Stream) Sevier County, UT 3.9 mi. N   Hilgard Mountain 
East Tidwell Spring (Spring) Sevier County, UT 3.3 mi. W 9279  Forsyth Reservoir 


Taxon Links for species Carex brunnescens  (Pers.) Poir.

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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