Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05527 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Puccinellia distans (Jacq.) Parl.
Common name   European alkali grass
K.T. Harper   2001-187b  
Coll. Date 03 August 2001 
United States
Utah County
Locality Utah Lake, mud flats of receeding lake, Lincoln Beach.
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° 9'  7" N, 111° 48'  19" W
Township Range T8S, R1E, Sec. 2, 11  
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):

     Puccinellia distans (Jacq.) Parl.

     Glyceria distans

Common Name(s): European alkaligrass, spreading alkali grass, weeping alkaligrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41197, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05527s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05572 Bidens comosa      "three-lobed beggarticks" same section
05524 Bothriochloa ischaemum      "yellow blue-stem" same section
08011 Buddleja davidii      "orange eye butterflybush" 1.8 mi. SE
05583 Crypsis schoenoides      "swamp prickle grass" same section
05570 Cyperus erythrorhizos      "redroot flatsedge" same section
05582 Leptochloa fusca  subsp. fascicularis   "bearded sprangletop" same section
05530 Malvella leprosa      "alkali mallow" same section
05525 Panicum capillare      "witchgrass" same section
05571 Polygonum lapathifolium      "curlytop knotweed" same section
05528 Polygonum lapathifolium      "curlytop knotweed" same section
05569 Sesuvium verrucosum      "western sea purslane" same section
05526 Thinopyrum ponticum      "tall wheatgrass" same section
05529 Xanthium strumarium  var. canadense   "Canada cocklebur" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Lincoln Point (Cape) Utah County, UT 2601 ft. S 4524  Lincoln Point 
Benjamin Slough (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S   West Mountain 
Rock Island Waterfowl Management Area (Park) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 4492  Lincoln Point 
Bird Island (Island) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 4492  Lincoln Point 
Spanish Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.4 mi. E   Thistle 
West Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 4.4 mi. S 6765  West Mountain 
Long Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 4.5 mi. S   West Mountain 
Dry Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 4.6 mi. S   West Mountain 
Long Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 5 mi. S 5492  West Mountain 
Spring Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 4.9 mi. S   Spanish Fork 
Beer Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 4.9 mi. S   Spanish Fork 
South Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 4.6 mi. SE 4524  Spanish Fork 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 4.4 mi. SE 4518  Spanish Fork 
Lake Shore (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 4.5 mi. SE 4521  Spanish Fork 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 5.4 mi. SE 4534  Spanish Fork 
Central School (School) Utah County, UT 5.4 mi. SE 4534  Spanish Fork 
Benjamin (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 5.4 mi. SE 4534  Spanish Fork 
Miners Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 5.3 mi. NW   Soldiers Pass 
Big Cove (Valley) Utah County, UT 6 mi. NW   Soldiers Pass 
Benjamin Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 6.5 mi. SE 4534  Spanish Fork 


Taxon Links for species Puccinellia distans  (Jacq.) Parl.

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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