Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06108 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Bromus catharticus Vahl
Common name   rescue grass
Donna M. Barnes   2122  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 17 May 2001 
United States
Locality Highway 12, between Cannonville and Tropic, .5 miles E of mile marker 24 S side of road.
     Elev.: 6190 ft. (1887 m.)
Habitat Notes steep slope, silty 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° 35'  N, 112° 3'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Bromus catharticus Vahl

     Bromus brevis Nees ex Steud.
     Bromus haenkeanus (J. Presl) Kunth
     Bromus unioloides Kunth
     Bromus willdenowii Kunth
     Ceratochloa cathartica (Vahl) Herter
     Ceratochloa unioloides (Willd.) Beauv.
     Ceratochloa willdenowii (Kunth) W.A. Weber
     Festuca unioloides Willd.

Common Name(s): rescue brome, rescue grass, rescuegras, rescuegrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=501066, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06108s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 10261s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10263s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06110 Asparagus officinalis      "cultivated asparagus" same section
06105 Hymenoxys cooperi      "Cooper's rubberweed" same section
06106 Poa glauca  subsp. rupicola   "timberline bluegrass" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cannonville Cemetery (Cemetery) Garfield County, UT 0.9 mi. W 6405  Cannonville 
Cannonville (Populated Place) Garfield County, UT 1.2 mi. S 5883  Cannonville 
Bulldog Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.1 mi. NW   Bryce Point 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Garfield County, UT 1.2 mi. S 5873  Cannonville 
Paria Amphitheater (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.6 mi. N   Tropic Canyon 
Henderson Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 1.7 mi. N   Pine Lake 
East Valley (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.7 mi. N   Tropic Canyon 
Bulldog Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 1.5 mi. W 6503  Cannonville 
North Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. N   Tropic Canyon 
Bryce Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2.1 mi. N   Bryce Point 
Campbell Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2.5 mi. N   Bryce Canyon 
Wildcat Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.5 mi. S   Henrieville 
Promise Rock Arch (Arch) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. S 5837  Cannonville 
Losee (Locale) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. N 6191  Cannonville 
Johnson Storage Dam (Dam) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. SE 5896  Cannonville 
Johnson Storage Reservoir (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. SE 5896  Cannonville 
Henrieville Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. S   Upper Valley 
Georgetown Cemetery (Cemetery) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. S 5837  Cannonville 
Ott Ranch (Locale) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 6139  Cannonville 
Georgetown (Populated Place) Kane County, UT 3.3 mi. S 5820  Cannonville 


Taxon Links for species Bromus catharticus  Vahl

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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