Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09090 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Juncus tenuis Willd.
Common name   poverty rush
D.M. Barnes   3757  
   with R. Jolley
Coll. Date 08 July 2003 
United States
Cache County
Locality Blacksmith Fork Canyon, Utah Highway 101, reservoir NE of Hyrum City Park;
     Elev.: 5174 ft. (1577 m.)
Habitat Notes wetland area surrounding open water. 
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 41° 37'  34" N, 111° 40'  28" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Juncus tenuis Willd.

     Juncus macer S.F. Gray
     Juncus tenuis var. anthelatus Wieg.
     Juncus tenuis var. multicornis E. Mey.
     Juncus tenuis var. williamsii Fern.

Common Name(s): field rush, path rush, poverty rush, slender rush, slender yard rush, wiregrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=39243, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Juncales
                                Family: Juncaceae
                                    Genus: Juncus
                                        Species: Juncus tenuis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09090s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04416s2.jpg 
specimen image: 05028s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09091 Catabrosa aquatica      "water whorl grass" same section
14669 Crataegus douglasii  var. rivularis  1 mi. E
09089 Epilobium ciliatum      "fringed willowherb" same section
09093 Geum aleppicum      "yellow avens" same section
16827 Glyceria grandis      "American mannagrass" same section
09087 Glyceria grandis  var. grandis   "American mannagrass" same section
09094 Lactuca serriola      "prickly lettuce" same section
09088 Leymus cinereus      "Great Basin wildrye" same section
14670 Linanthus watsonii      "Watson's prickly phlox" 925 ft. W
09092 Mentha arvensis      "wild mint" same section
09096 Ranunculus aquatilis  var. diffusus  same section
16797 Senecio hydrophilus      "water ragwort" same section
09095 Senecio hydrophilus      "water ragwort" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bear River Range (Range) Cache County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 6519  Logan Peak 
Hyrum City Park (Park) Cache County, UT 0.7 mi. W 5361  Logan Peak 
Mahogany Range (Summit) Cache County, UT 1.2 mi. N 7504  Logan Peak 
Pioneer Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 1 mi. W 5141  Logan Peak 
Shenoah Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 1.2 mi. W 5131  Logan Peak 
Devils Gate Canyon (Valley) Cache County, UT 1.2 mi. SE   Porcupine Reservoir 
Blacksmith Fork Guard Station (Locale) Cache County, UT 2.3 mi. N 5417  Logan Peak 
Left Hand Fork Blacksmith Fork Canyon (Valley) Cache County, UT 1.8 mi. W   Boulder Mountain 
Charles Hollow (Valley) Cache County, UT 2.3 mi. N   Logan Peak 
Friendship Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 2.4 mi. N 5463  Logan Peak 
Leatham Hollow (Valley) Cache County, UT 2 mi. NW   Logan Peak 
Pig Hole Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 2.1 mi. NE 6582  Logan Peak 
Richards Hollow (Valley) Cache County, UT 2.6 mi. N   Logan Peak 
Spring Picnic Area (Locale) Cache County, UT 2.7 mi. N 5479  Logan Peak 
North Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Cache County, UT 2.2 mi. SE   Boulder Mountain 
South Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Cache County, UT 2.4 mi. SE   Porcupine Reservoir 
Big Hollow (Valley) Cache County, UT 2.3 mi. W   Porcupine Reservoir 
Hog Hole (Valley) Cache County, UT 2.9 mi. NE   Logan Peak 
Warrens Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 2.8 mi. E 6723  Boulder Mountain 
Mosslander Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 2.9 mi. NE 6457  Boulder Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Juncus tenuis  Willd.

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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