Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12407 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Holcus lanatus L.
Common name   common velvetgrass
N. Snow   9989  
Coll. Date 24 June 2006 
United States
Island County
Locality Au Sable institute, access road leading E off Parker Road, ca 70 m. before Parker Road bends sharpley NWest.
     Elev.: 200 ft. (61 m.)
Habitat Notes in shaded understory of secondary growth, in mixed forest dominated by Douglas fir. 
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 47° 12'  51" N, 122° 38'  4" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Holcus lanatus L.

     Nothoholcus lanatus (L.) Nash

Common Name(s): common velvetgrass, velvetgrass, Yorkshire fog.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41773, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12407s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12403 Hieracium albiflorum      "white hawkweed" same section
12404 Holodiscus discolor      "oceanspray" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Hyde Point (Cape) Pierce County, WA 1.1 mi. S -59  McNeil Island 
Gertrude Island (Island) Pierce County, WA 1.2 mi. W McNeil Island 
Anderson Pond (Reservoir) Pierce County, WA 1.5 mi. SW 135  McNeil Island 
Anderson Pond Dam (Dam) Pierce County, WA 1.5 mi. SW 131  McNeil Island 
Toliva Shoal (Bar) Pierce County, WA 1.5 mi. SE -66  Steilacoom 
Still Harbor (Bay) Pierce County, WA 1.4 mi. W -36  McNeil Island 
Gibson Point (Cape) Pierce County, WA 1.4 mi. E 56  Steilacoom 
Fox Island (Island) Pierce County, WA 2.1 mi. N 341  Steilacoom 
Gertrude (Populated Place) Pierce County, WA 1.6 mi. W McNeil Island 
Baldwin Point (Cape) Pierce County, WA 1.7 mi. W -10  McNeil Island 
Fox Island Cemetery (Cemetery) Pierce County, WA 2.5 mi. N 200  Fox Island 
Fox Island (Populated Place) Pierce County, WA 2.6 mi. N 167  Fox Island 
Hope (Populated Place) Pierce County, WA 2.2 mi. NE 20  Steilacoom 
Milewa Creek Dam (Dam) Pierce County, WA 2.1 mi. W McNeil Island 
Harriet Taylor Elementary School (School) Pierce County, WA 2.3 mi. SW 46  McNeil Island 
Toy Point (Cape) Pierce County, WA 2.2 mi. E -46  Steilacoom 
Fox Island (Locale) Pierce County, WA 3.2 mi. N 43  Fox Island 
Bee (Populated Place) Pierce County, WA 2.4 mi. SW 105  McNeil Island 
Gordon Point (Cape) Pierce County, WA 3.3 mi. S 10  Steilacoom 
Fox Point (Cape) Pierce County, WA 2.6 mi. NE -36  Steilacoom 


Taxon Links for species Holcus lanatus  L.

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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