Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05422 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Calamovilfa gigantea (Nutt.) Scribn. & Merr.
Common name   giant sandreed
Donna M. Barnes   923  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley, W. Yates
Coll. Date 25 August 2001 
United States
Kane County
Locality [sand dunes E of Hancock Road], south rd to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park;
     Elev.: 6451 ft. (1967 m.)
Habitat Notes actively moving, red sand dune. 
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 37° 4'  22" N, 112° 40'  20" W
Township Range T43S, R7W, Sec. 8  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Calamovilfa gigantea (Nutt.) Scribn. & Merr.

     Calamagrostis gigantea Nutt.

Common Name(s): big sandreed, giant sandreed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41538, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05422s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 16836s1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05509 Ambrosia acanthicarpa      "flatspine bur ragweed" same section
05433 Artemisia campestris  var. scouleriana   "Pacific sagewort" same section
05416 Asclepias welshii      "Welsh's milkweed" same section
05434 Asclepias welshii      "Welsh's milkweed" same section
05507 Bouteloua gracilis      "blue grama" same section
16836 Calamovilfa gigantea      "giant sandreed" same section
12012 Calamovilfa gigantea      "giant sandreed" same section
05424 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" same section
05423 Chamaesyce parryi      "Parry's sandmat" same section
05672 Cyperus schweinitzii      "Schweinitz's flatsedge" same section
12009 Cyperus schweinitzii      "Schweinitz's flatsedge" same section
12008 Erigeron religiosus      "Clear Creek fleabane" same section
05420 Eriogonum cernuum      "nodding wild buckwheat" same section
12007 Eriogonum cernuum  var. psammophilum   "nodding wild buckwheat" same section
12006 Eriogonum racemosum  var. zionis  same section
05522 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" same section
05431 Ipomopsis congesta  var. frutescens   "ball-headed gilia" same section
12013 Ipomopsis congesta  subsp. frutescens   "ball-headed gilia" same section
10556 Juncus bufonius      "toad rush" 1.9 mi. NW
05521 Leptosiphon nuttallii      "Nuttall's linanthus" same section
12010 Linanthus pungens      "granite prickly phlox" same section
05504 Machaeranthera canescens  var. aristata   "San Juan tansy aster" same section
12011 Muhlenbergia pungens      "sandhill muhly" same section
05505 Muhlenbergia pungens      "sandhill muhly" same section
10557 Myosurus minimus      "tiny mousetail" 1.9 mi. NW
05419 Polygonum douglasii  var. johnstonii  same section
05506 Redfieldia flexuosa      "blowout grass" same section
05432 Reverchonia arenaria      "sand reverchonia" same section
05767 Salix lasiolepis      "arroyo willow" same section
05421 Senecio spartioides  var. spartioides   "broom ragwort" same section
05418 Tradescantia occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "prairie spiderwort" same section
05417 Wyethia scabra      "rough 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
Sand Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 2311 ft. E 6247  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Sand Springs Overnight Campground (Locale) Kane County, UT 2539 ft. NE 6204  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Ponderosa Grove Campground (Locale) Kane County, UT 1.1 mi. N 6283  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Indian Canyon Pictograph Site (Locale) Kane County, UT 1.6 mi. E 5666  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Yellowjacket Picnic Site (Park) Kane County, UT 1.8 mi. W 6214  Yellowjacket Canyon 
South Fork Indian Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 1.9 mi. E   Yellowjacket Canyon 
Yellowjacket Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 2.5 mi. N 6172  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Water Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.3 mi. E   Yellowjacket Canyon 
Farm Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.8 mi. E   Yellowjacket Canyon 
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Reserve (Park) Kane County, UT 3.4 mi. SW 5925  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Indian Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.1 mi. E   Yellowjacket Canyon 
Monument Knoll (Summit) Kane County, UT 4.1 mi. N 5932  Mount Carmel 
Moquith Mountains (Range) Kane County, UT 4 mi. S 6893  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Sethys Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.4 mi. N   Yellowjacket Canyon 
Yellowjacket Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.8 mi. N   Yellowjacket Canyon 
Cottonwood Point (Summit) Kane County, UT 4.4 mi. SE 5164  Kanab 
Chris Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 4.7 mi. SW 5932  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Willow Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 4 mi. W 6411  Yellowjacket Canyon 
Cougar Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.8 mi. S   Yellowjacket Canyon 
Coral Pink Sand Dunes Campground (Locale) Kane County, UT 4.3 mi. SW 5919  Yellowjacket Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Calamovilfa gigantea  (Nutt.) Scribn. & Merr.

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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