Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10139 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Schismus barbatus (Loefl. ex L.) Thell.
Common name   Mediterranean grass
R. Van Buren   707a  
Coll. Date 25 March 2005 
United States
Mohave County
Locality Gardner Well, UT/AZ border, River Road.
     Elev.: 2624 ft. (800 m.)
Habitat Notes warm desert shrub 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 36° 59'  45" N, 113° 34'  35" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Schismus barbatus (Loefl. ex L.) Thellung

     Festuca barbata Loefl. ex L.

Common Name(s): common Mediterranean grass, Mediterranean grass, Mediterraneangrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=42066, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10139s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04990s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09341s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10058s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11481f1.jpg 
specimen image: 11481s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15470s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15473s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04212 Ambrosia eriocentra      "woolly bur-sage" 1 mi. SW
08171 Anemone tuberosa      "desert windflower" 1.7 mi. SW
08170 Corydalis aurea  var. occidentalis   "golden fumewort" 1.7 mi. SW
08169 Erodium texanum      "Texas stork's bill" 1.7 mi. SW
08172 Lepidium densiflorum  var. ramosum   "common peppercress" 1.7 mi. SW
10138 Poa bigelovii      "Bigelow's bluegrass" same section
11500 Vulpia octoflora      "sixweeks fescue" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Gardener Well (Well) Mohave County, AZ 608 ft. N 2720  Lizard Point 
Mokaac Wash (Arroyo) Mohave County, AZ 0.9 mi. W   Lizard Point 
White Dome (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 2854  Saint George 
State Line Reservoir (Reservoir) Mohave County, AZ 1.6 mi. SE 2809  Lizard Point 
Big Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 2635  Saint George 
Big Valley (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.7 mi. NW   Purgatory Canyon 
Mokaac Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. NW 2602  Saint George 
Lizard Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 2595  Saint George 
Lizard Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.1 mi. NW   Lizard Point 
Price City Hills (Summit) Washington County, UT 3 mi. N 3032  Saint George 
Mokaac Reservoir (Reservoir) Mohave County, AZ 3.1 mi. SE 2963  Lizard Point 
Price City (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. N 2500  Saint George 
Price Bench Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. N 2579  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. N 2681  Saint George 
Bloomington (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. N 2520  Saint George 
Bloomington School (School) Washington County, UT 4 mi. N 2543  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. N 2523  Saint George 
Price Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. N 2539  Saint George 
Atkinville (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. NW 2503  White Hills 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. N 2556  Saint George 


Taxon Links for species Schismus barbatus  (Loefl. ex L.) Thell.

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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