Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07335 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Carex illota L.H. Bailey
Common name   sheep sedge
K.T. Harper   2002-50  
   with J. Simpson
Coll. Date 31 July 2002 
United States
Locality Strawberry Reservoir, West Side Campground.
     Elev.: 7600 ft. (2317 m.)
Habitat Notes on mud flats of receeding lake, on edge of upper water level. 
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 40° 31'  48" N, 111° 10'  24" W
Township Range T3S, R7E, Sec. 29  
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):

     Carex illota Bailey

Common Name(s): sheep sedge, smallhead sedge.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=39648, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07335s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 07978s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05330 Allium brandegeei      "Brandegee's wild onion" same section
05307 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
07334 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
05804 Barbarea orthoceras      "American yellowrocket" same section
05808 Camassia quamash      "small camas" same section
07323 Camissonia breviflora      "few-flowered suncup" same section
05805 Carex foetida  var. vernacula  same section
07321 Chenopodium glaucum  var. salinum  same section
05811 Dichelostemma pulchellum     same section
05322 Draba albertina      "slender draba" same section
07150 Epilobium hornemannii  var. hornemannii   "Hornemann's willowherb" same section
05817 Eriogonum racemosum  var. racemosum   "redroot wild buckwheat" same section
07151 Gnaphalium exilifolium      "slender cudweed" same section
07038 Gnaphalium palustre      "western marsh cudweed" same section
05331 Hordeum brachyantherum  ssp. brachyantherum   "meadow barley" same section
05809 Juncus confusus      "Colorado rush" same section
05306 Lathyrus pauciflorus      "few-flowered pea" same section
05810 Lepidium campestre      "field pepperweed" same section
07324 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" same section
07517 Lupinus lepidus  var. utahensis  same section
05818 Lupinus lepidus  var. utahensis  same section
05820 Microseris nutans      "nodding silverpuffs" same section
05844 Myosurus minimus      "tiny mousetail" same section
07336 Myriophyllum sibiricum      "shortspike watermilfoil" same section
05815 Plagiobothrys scouleri      "Scouler's popcornflower" same section
05812 Plantago lanceolata      "narrow-leaf plantain" same section
05332 Plantago lanceolata      "narrow-leaf plantain" same section
07333 Potentilla biennis      "biennial cinquefoil" same section
05333 Potentilla gracilis  var. pulcherrima   "beautiful cinquefoil" same section
07320 Rorippa curvipes  var. curvipes   "bluntleaf yellowcress" same section
05308 Rorippa palustris  var. glabra  same section
05319 Salix lucida  ssp. caudata   "greenleaf willow" same section
07322 Solidago nana      "dwarf goldenrod" same section
05813 Valeriana edulis      "tobacco root" same section
05816 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" same section
05814 Viola nephrophylla      "northern bog violet" same section
05807 Wyethia amplexicaulis      "mule's ears" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Camp Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 1.3 mi. S   Heber Mountain 
Oakcrest Camp (Locale) Wasatch County, UT 1.6 mi. N 7077  Woodland 
Herd Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 1.6 mi. N   Woodland 
South Bench Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 1.4 mi. W   Heber Mountain 
Red Pine Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 1.6 mi. SW   Woodland 
Potters Knoll (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 1.6 mi. W 8258  Woodland 
Buck Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.1 mi. S   Heber Mountain 
Little South Fork Provo River (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 1.9 mi. NE   Heber Mountain 
Pine Valley (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.1 mi. NE   Soapstone Basin 
Bear Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.7 mi. S   Heber Mountain 
Rileys Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Woodland 
Dip Vat Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.9 mi. S   Heber Mountain 
Bench Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Woodland 
Left Fork Rileys Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Woodland 
Cedar Hollow (Valley) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. NE   Woodland 
South Fork Provo River (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2.6 mi. NE   Wolf Creek Summit 
Willow Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 2.5 mi. SE   Soapstone Basin 
Willow Hollow (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 2.6 mi. NE   Woodland 
Buck Hollow Ridge (Ridge) Wasatch County, UT 3.5 mi. S 9138  Heber Mountain 
Svedes Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 3.5 mi. N   Woodland 


Taxon Links for species Carex illota  L.H. Bailey

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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