Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00789 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) A. Love
Common name   western wheatgrass
R. Collins   168  
Coll. Date 19 June 1979 
United States
Juab County
Locality up Criss Creek Canyon, 14 mi. S of Levan, near creek, past first cattle guard.
     Elev.: 6000 ft. (1829 m.)
Habitat Notes riparian, roadside community. 
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 39° 25'  15" N, 111° 50'  48" W
Township Range T16S, R1E, Sec. 18  
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).


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

     Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) A. Löve

     Agropyron molle (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Rydb.
     Agropyron smithii Rydb.
     Agropyron smithii var. molle (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) M.E. Jones
     Agropyron smithii var. palmeri (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Heller
     Elymus smithii (Rydb.) Gould
     Elytrigia smithii (Rydb.) Nevski
     Elytrigia smithii var. mollis (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Beetle

Common Name(s): pubescent wheatgrass, western wheatgrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=504124, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 00789s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03582s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05988s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10471s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00790 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" same section
00793 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" same section
00792 Veronica americana      "American speedwell" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Beckers Hollow (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.4 mi. SE   Chriss Canyon 
North Fork Little Salt Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Chriss Canyon 
Deer Gulch (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.3 mi. N   Chriss Canyon 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3 mi. NE   Chriss Canyon 
Little Red Hill (Summit) Juab County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 6726  Chriss Canyon 
Skinner Peaks (Summit) Juab County, UT 3.2 mi. W 6362  Skinner Peaks 
Chriss Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.8 mi. W   Chriss Canyon 
Cold Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 4.5 mi. NE 8038  Chriss Canyon 
Cold Spring Flat (Flat) Juab County, UT 4.6 mi. NE 8045  Chriss Canyon 
Cedar Ridge (Ridge) Juab County, UT 4.7 mi. SW 5387  Skinner Peaks 
Cedar Ridge (Ridge) Sanpete County, UT 6.2 mi. SW 5522  Hells Kitchen Canyon SW 


Taxon Links for species Pascopyrum smithii  (Rydb.) A. Love

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:

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