Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08202 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Vulpia octoflora (Walter) Rydb.
Common name   sixweeks fescue
R. Van Buren   575  
Coll. Date 27 March 2003 
United States
Washington County
Locality "Conglomerate Wash" site, hillsides along the wash draining southeast from the southern end of the Price City Hills into Atkinville Wash, ca. 1.5 air miles west of River Road;
     Elev.: 2940 ft. (896 m.)
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° 1'  1.2" N, 113° 34'  58.8" W
Township Range T43S R15W S19  
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
Voucher Voucher of taxa associated with Astragalus holmgreniorum, 2003 SITLA study, R. Van Buren, R. Jolley 
Specimen Notes Astragalus holmgreniorum SITLA study site, north area. 


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

     Vulpia octoflora (Walt.) Rydb.

Common Name(s): eight-flower six-weeks grass, pullout grass, sixweeks fescue, sixweeks grass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=42264, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08202s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08310 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" 2855 ft. NW
08363 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" 2717 ft. N
08668 Allium nevadense      "Nevada wild onion" 2855 ft. NW
08312 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" 2855 ft. NW
08313 Ambrosia salsola  var. salsola   "burrobush" 2855 ft. NW
00155 Ambrosia salsola  var. salsola   "burrobush" 2.5 mi. N
08206 Androstephium breviflorum      "pink funnel lily" same section
08379 Arctomecon humilis      "common bearpoppy" 1.4 mi. W
03018 Astragalus holmgreniorum      "Paradox milkvetch" 1.8 mi. N
08696 Astragalus nuttallianus  var. imperfectus   "Mojave small-flowered milkvetch" 1270 ft. W
08366 Astragalus nuttallianus  var. imperfectus   "Mojave small-flowered milkvetch" 2717 ft. N
05603 Atriplex lentiformis      "big saltbush" 1.1 mi. N
05602 Atriplex lentiformis      "big saltbush" 1.1 mi. N
02991 Atriplex torreyi      "Torrey's saltbush" 1.3 mi. NE
08370 Baileya pleniradiata      "woolly desert-marigold" 26 ft. SE
08358 Bromus rubens      "red brome" 2717 ft. N
08701 Camissonia boothii  var. condensata   "clustered desert primrose" 1270 ft. W
08278 Camissonia boothii  var. condensata   "clustered desert primrose" same section
08355 Camissonia brevipes      "Mojave suncup" 2701 ft. N
13179 Camissonia parryi      "Parry's suncup" 1.4 mi. W
18097 Camissonia parryi      "Parry's suncup" 1.1 mi. W
08367 Chaenactis carphoclinia      "pebble pincushion" 2717 ft. N
08664 Chaenactis carphoclinia      "pebble pincushion" 2855 ft. NW
08697 Chaenactis macrantha      "showy dusty-maiden" 1270 ft. W
08204 Chaenactis macrantha      "showy dusty-maiden" same section
08667 Chaenactis macrantha      "showy dusty-maiden" 2855 ft. NW
08199 Chaenactis macrantha      "showy dusty-maiden" same section
08362 Chaenactis macrantha      "showy dusty-maiden" 2717 ft. N
08365 Chamaesyce albomarginata      "rattlesnake weed" 2717 ft. N
08670 Chamaesyce albomarginata      "rattlesnake weed" 2855 ft. NW
08376 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" 1.4 mi. W
08317 Chorizanthe rigida      "rigid spineflower" 2855 ft. NW
08209 Chorizanthe rigida      "rigid spineflower" same section
08315 Cryptantha nevadensis      "Nevada forget-me-not" 2855 ft. NW
08197 Cryptantha nevadensis      "Nevada forget-me-not" same section
03016 Cryptantha virginensis      "Virgin River cat's eye" 2 mi. NW
08277 Cymopterus purpureus      "purple spring parsley" same section
08375 Delphinium parishii  var. parishii   "Parish's larkspur" 1.4 mi. W
08198 Draba cuneifolia  var. cuneifolia   "wedge-leaf whitlow-cress" same section
08201 Ephedra fasciculata      "Mojave ephedra" same section
08368 Eriogonum brachypodum      "Parry's wild buckwheat" 2717 ft. N
13180 Eriogonum deflexum  var. deflexum   "flat-topped wild buckwheat" 1.4 mi. W
08439 Eriogonum deflexum  var. deflexum   "flat-topped wild buckwheat" 1.4 mi. W
08699 Eriogonum trichopes      "little desert trumpet" 1270 ft. W
08356 Eriogonum trichopes      "little desert trumpet" 2717 ft. N
08314 Eriogonum trichopes      "little desert trumpet" 2855 ft. NW
08693 Eschscholzia glyptosperma      "desert poppy" 1270 ft. W
08196 Eucrypta micrantha      "desert hideseed" same section
03015 Gaillardia pinnatifida      "Hopi blanketflower" 1.8 mi. N
08698 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 1270 ft. W
08195 Gilia inconspicua      "shy gilia" same section
08210 Gilia sinuata      "rosy gilia" same section
08361 Glyptopleura setulosa      "Mojave carveseed" 2717 ft. N
08371 Haplopappus gracilis      "slender goldenweed" 26 ft. SE
08308 Hilaria rigida      "big galleta" 2855 ft. NW
08359 Hilaria rigida      "big galleta" 2717 ft. N
08695 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" 1270 ft. W
08203 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" same section
08364 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" 2717 ft. N
03014 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" 1.8 mi. N
03001 Langloisia setosissima      "Great Basin langloisia" 1.8 mi. N
08357 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" 2717 ft. N
08700 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" 1270 ft. W
08307 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 2855 ft. NW
00154 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 2.5 mi. N
08194 Lepidium lasiocarpum      "desert peppercress" same section
08380 Lepidium montanum  var. jonesii   "Jones' pepperwort" 1.4 mi. W
08205 Linanthus demissus      "desertsnow" same section
08666 Linanthus demissus      "desertsnow" 2855 ft. NW
08665 Lupinus flavoculatus      "yelloweyes" 2855 ft. NW
08373 Malcolmia africana      "African mustard" 1.4 mi. W
08369 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" 26 ft. SE
08694 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" 1270 ft. W
08360 Pediocactus sileri      "Siler's pincushion cactus" 2717 ft. N
13181 Petalonyx parryi      "Parry's sandpaper plant" 1.4 mi. W
14528 Petalonyx parryi      "Parry's sandpaper plant" 1.7 mi. SW
08384 Petalonyx parryi      "Parry's sandpaper plant" 1.4 mi. W
13140 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" same section
08207 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" same section
08702 Phacelia pulchella  var. pulchella   "beautiful scorpionweed" 1270 ft. W
08382 Phacelia pulchella  var. pulchella   "beautiful scorpionweed" 1.4 mi. W
08316 Phacelia rafaelensis      "plateau scorpionweed" 2855 ft. NW
08377 Phacelia rafaelensis      "plateau scorpionweed" 1.4 mi. W
08381 Physaria chambersii  var. chambersii   "Chambers' twinpod" 1.4 mi. W
13154 Plantago ovata      "desert plantain" same section
08208 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" same section
08372 Prunus fasciculata      "desert almond" 1.4 mi. W
08378 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 1.4 mi. W
00159 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 2.5 mi. N
08374 Purshia glandulosa      "desert bitterbrush" 1.4 mi. W
08311 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 2855 ft. NW
08383 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 1.4 mi. W
08211 Stylocline intertexta      "tangled nest-straw" same section
08354 Stylocline intertexta      "tangled nest-straw" 2717 ft. N
08669 Tricardia watsonii      "threehearts" 2855 ft. NW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mokaac Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. W 2602  Saint George 
Mokaac Wash (Arroyo) Mohave County, AZ 1.3 mi. S   Lizard Point 
Gardener Well (Well) Mohave County, AZ 1.4 mi. S 2720  Lizard Point 
Lizard Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. W 2595  Saint George 
Lizard Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.2 mi. W   Lizard Point 
Big Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 2635  Saint George 
Big Valley (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.4 mi. SW   Purgatory Canyon 
Price City Hills (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. N 3032  Saint George 
White Dome (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. E 2854  Saint George 
Price City (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. N 2500  Saint George 
Price Bench Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. N 2579  Saint George 
Bloomington School (School) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. N 2543  Saint George 
Bloomington (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. N 2520  Saint George 
Price Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. N 2539  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. N 2523  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 2681  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 3 mi. N 2556  Saint George 
State Line Reservoir (Reservoir) Mohave County, AZ 2.9 mi. SE 2809  Lizard Point 
Atkinville (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. W 2503  White Hills 
Webb Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. N 3074  Saint George 


Taxon Links for species Vulpia octoflora  (Walter) Rydb.

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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