Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06410 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf.
Common name   rabbit's foot grass
J.G. Harris   2903  
Coll. Date 14 June 2001 
United States
Grand County
Locality Labyrinth Canyon of the Green River, ca 33.5 mi downriver from Green River;
     Elev.: 3936 ft. (1200 m.)
Habitat Notes wash bottoms and moist dripwalls on a side canyon. 
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° 41'  51" N, 110° 5'  37" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf.

     Alopecurus monspeliensis L.

Common Name(s): annual rabbitsfoot grass, annual rabbit's-foot grass, rabbitfoot beardgrass, rabbitfoot grass, rabbitfoot polypogon, rabbitfootgrass, rabbit'sfootgrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41171, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06410s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06413 Achnatherum hymenoides      "Indian ricegrass" same section
14002 Adiantum capillus-veneris      "common maidenhair fern" 1.2 mi. N
07013 Adiantum capillus-veneris      "common maidenhair fern" 1.5 mi. S
15128 Adiantum capillus-veneris      "common maidenhair fern" 1.3 mi. N
06417 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" same section
15132 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" 1.1 mi. N
06404 Amsonia tomentosa  var. stenophylla   "woolly bluestar" same section
07012 Aquilegia micrantha      "Mancos columbine" 1.5 mi. S
06397 Aquilegia micrantha      "Mancos columbine" same section
06993 Aquilegia micrantha      "Mancos columbine" 1.3 mi. N
15135 Artemisia bigelovii      "Bigelow's sagebrush" 1.1 mi. N
07014 Astragalus episcopus      "Bishop's milkvetch" 1.5 mi. S
06998 Astragalus lentiginosus  var. palans   "straggling milkvetch" 1.3 mi. N
07003 Astragalus mollissimus  var. thompsoniae   "Thompson's woolly milkvetch" 1.3 mi. N
07772 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" same section
07773 Chrysopsis villosa  var. minor   "hairy goldenaster" same section
07017 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  1.5 mi. S
07004 Cryptantha tenuis      "slender cat's eye" 1.5 mi. S
06398 Cryptantha tenuis      "slender cat's eye" same section
07853 Dalea oligophylla     408 ft. E
06406 Dalea oligophylla     same section
06402 Encelia frutescens  var. resinosa   "sticky brittlebush" same section
15134 Ephedra torreyana      "Torrey's ephedra" 1.1 mi. N
06412 Ephedra torreyana      "Torrey's ephedra" same section
07005 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" 1.5 mi. S
06999 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" 1.3 mi. N
15130 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" 1.3 mi. N
14001 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" 1.2 mi. N
06997 Erigeron divergens  var. divergens   "spreading fleabane daisy" 1.3 mi. N
06275 Eriogonum corymbosum  var. orbiculatum   "round-leaf wild buckwheat" 2.1 mi. S
15133 Eriogonum corymbosum  var. orbiculatum   "round-leaf wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. N
06390 Eriogonum inflatum  var. inflatum   "desert trumpet" same section
07015 Forestiera pubescens      "stretchberry" 1.5 mi. S
06407 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" same section
07001 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" 1.3 mi. N
15126 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" 1.3 mi. N
07006 Gaillardia spathulata      "Colorado Plateau blanketflower" 1.5 mi. S
06401 Gaillardia spathulata      "Colorado Plateau blanketflower" same section
07000 Glycyrrhiza lepidota      "American licorice" 1.3 mi. N
06403 Haplopappus rusbyi      "Rusby's goldenbush" same section
06405 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" same section
07002 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. ivesiana   "Ives' four-nerve daisy" 1.3 mi. N
06399 Ipomopsis congesta  var. frutescens   "ball-headed gilia" same section
06996 Ipomopsis roseata      "rosy gilia" 1.3 mi. N
06415 Juncus arcticus  subsp. littoralis   "mountain rush" same section
07775 Oenothera cespitosa  var. navajoensis   "Navajo tufted evening primrose" 1.8 mi. S
07854 Oxytenia acerosa      "copperweed" 408 ft. E
06414 Panicum virgatum      "switchgrass" same section
15129 Plantago major      "common plantain" 1.3 mi. N
06411 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" same section
06416 Populus deltoides  var. fremontii   "Fremont's cottonwood" same section
14004 Potentilla norvegica  var. hirsuta   "Norwegian cinquefoil" 1.2 mi. N
06994 Primula specuicola      "cave-dwelling primrose" 1.3 mi. N
06267 Primula specuicola      "cave-dwelling primrose" 2.1 mi. S
06272 Quercus gambelii  var. gambelii   "Gambel oak" 2.1 mi. S
15136 Quercus x welshii  hybrid [gambelii x havardii]  1.1 mi. N
07016 Rhamnus betulifolia      "birchleaf buckthorn" 1.5 mi. S
06273 Rhamnus betulifolia      "birchleaf buckthorn" 2.1 mi. S
06408 Rhus aromatica  var. simplicifolia   "skunkbush sumac" same section
15131 Salix exigua      "narrow-leaf willow" 1.3 mi. N
06400 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
06276 Shepherdia rotundifolia      "round-leaf buffaloberry" 2.1 mi. S
06269 Solidago altissima  var. altissima   "Canada goldenrod" 2.1 mi. S
07774 Solidago velutina      "three-nerved goldenrod" 1.8 mi. S
06396 Stephanomeria tenuifolia  var. tenuifolia   "narrow-leaf wirelettuce" same section
15127 Tamarix chinensis      "five-stamen tamarisk" 1.3 mi. N
06259 Thelypodium integrifolium  var. integrifolium   "tall thelypody" 2.1 mi. S
06995 Veronica anagallis-aquatica      "water speedwell" 1.3 mi. N
06409 Xylorhiza glabriuscula  var. linearifolia   "Moab woody aster" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Junes Bottom (Bend) Emery County, UT 1.1 mi. N 4003  Tenmile Point 
Bull Hollow (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.8 mi. S   Moonshine Wash 
Three Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. W   Moonshine Wash 
Trin-Alcove Bend (Bend) Grand County, UT 1.6 mi. NW 4124  Tenmile Point 
Tenmile Point (Ridge) Grand County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 4351  Tenmile Point 
Bull Bottom (Bend) Emery County, UT 2.9 mi. N 4088  Tenmile Point 
Tenmile Bottom (Bend) Grand County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 3977  Tenmile Point 
Tenmile Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 3.1 mi. SE   Dee Pass 
Keg Spring Bottom (Bend) Emery County, UT 3.2 mi. SE 3983  Tenmile Point 
Red Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 4 mi. N   Green River SE 
Keg Spring Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. SE   Bowknot Bend 
White Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.5 mi. N   Dee Pass 
Moonshine Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. NW   Jacks Knob 
Chaffin Ranch (Locale) Emery County, UT 4.9 mi. N 4016  Horse Bench East 
Hey Joe Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.7 mi. SE   Tenmile Point 
San Rafael River (Stream) Emery County, UT 5.4 mi. N   Hadden Holes 
Hey Joe Mine (Mine) Grand County, UT 5 mi. SE 4196  Tenmile Point 
Saucer Basin (Basin) Emery County, UT 4.9 mi. SW 4610  Moonshine Wash 
San Rafael Valley (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.3 mi. NW   Horse Bench West 
Lookout Point (Summit) Emery County, UT 6.3 mi. SW 4922  Keg Knoll 


Taxon Links for species Polypogon monspeliensis  (L.) Desf.

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

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