Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06911 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eleocharis acicularis (L.) Roem. & Schult.
Common name   needle spikerush
Donna M. Barnes   2434  
Coll. Date 27 July 2002 
United States
Sanpete County
Locality Palisade Lake, S of Manti;
Habitat Notes in mud at lake margin. 
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° 12'  3" N, 111° 40'  25" W
Township Range T18S, R2E, Sec. 35  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)


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

     Eleocharis acicularis (L.) Roemer & J.A. Schultes

Common Name(s): needle spikerush, needle spikesedge.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=40025, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06911s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 09118s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09118f1.jpg 
specimen image: 11380c1.jpg 
specimen image: 11380s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11380d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11900s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06908 Castilleja exilis     same section
07059 Cichorium intybus      "chicory" same section
06910 Machaeranthera canescens      "gray tansy aster" same section
07056 Mentha arvensis      "wild mint" same section
11280 Polygonum amphibium      "water knotweed" 2425 ft. NW
07057 Polygonum amphibium      "water knotweed" same section
06903 Potamogeton pectinatus     same section
06905 Ranunculus aquatilis  var. diffusus  same section
06907 Sagittaria cuneata      "northern arrowhead" same section
07058 Symphyotrichum spathulatum      "western mountain aster" same section
07060 Xanthium strumarium  var. canadense   "Canada cocklebur" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Palisade Lake (Reservoir) Sanpete County, UT 958 ft. N 5873  Sterling 
Palisade Lake Dam (Dam) Sanpete County, UT 958 ft. N 5873  Sterling 
Sixmile Canyon (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 2298 ft. E   Black Mountain 
Funk Canyon (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 2409 ft. E   Black Mountain 
Palisade State Boating Park (Park) Sanpete County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 5922  Sterling 
Snows Canyon (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 0.7 mi. SW   Black Mountain 
Palisade Campground (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 0.9 mi. E 5958  Sterling 
Sterling (Populated Place) Sanpete County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 5578  Sterling 
Morrison Mine (Mine) Sanpete County, UT 1.1 mi. E 6270  Sterling 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Sanpete County, UT 1.2 mi. SW 5571  Sterling 
Six-Mile Wildlife Management Area (Park) Sanpete County, UT 1.6 mi. S 6555  Sterling 
Sterling Cemetery (Cemetery) Sanpete County, UT 1.4 mi. W 5535  Sterling 
Lake Canal (Canal) Sanpete County, UT 1.9 mi. N 5663  Sterling 
Sanpete Valley (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 2.3 mi. N   Fairview 
Danish Field Creek (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Manti 
Gunnison Reservoir (Reservoir) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. W 5384  Sterling 
Gunnison Dam (Dam) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. W 5374  Sterling 
Sixmile Creek (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. W   Black Mountain 
Forbush Cove (Basin) Sanpete County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 7468  Sterling 
Manti Dump Wildlife Management Area (Park) Sanpete County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 6405  Sterling 


Taxon Links for species Eleocharis acicularis  (L.) Roem. & Schult.

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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