Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09120 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Juncus ensifolius Wikstr.
Infraspecific    var. montanus (Engelm.) C.L. Hitchc.
J.G. Harris   3445  
   with D. Axford
Coll. Date 29 July 2003 
United States
White Pine County
Locality Great Basin National Park, Snake Range, wet areas around Baker Lake.
     Elev.: 10611 ft. (3235 m.)
Habitat Notes Swampy soil around lake. 
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 38° 57'  26" N, 114° 18'  26" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


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

     Juncus saximontanus A. Nels.

     Juncus ensifolius var. brunnescens (Rydb.) Cronq.
     Juncus ensifolius var. montanus (Engelm.) C.L. Hitchc.
     Juncus saximontanus var. robustior M.E. Peck
     Juncus xiphioides var. macranthus Engelm.
     Juncus xiphioides var. montanus Engelm.

Common Name(s): Rocky Mountain rush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=39311, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Juncales
                                Family: Juncaceae
                                    Genus: Juncus
                                        Species: Juncus saximontanus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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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.
09177 Antennaria umbrinella      "brown pussytoes" 1 mi. S
09145 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
09157 Arnica longifolia      "spearleaf arnica" same section
09175 Artemisia michauxiana      "Michaux's wormwood" 1 mi. S
09147 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" same section
09156 Boechera lyallii     same section
09155 Boechera lyallii     same section
09119 Carex phaeocephala      "dunhead sedge" same section
09143 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" same section
09158 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" same section
09141 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1143 ft. E
09109 Deschampsia cespitosa  subsp. cespitosa   "tufted hairgrass" 1143 ft. E
09160 Dodecatheon alpinum      "alpine shootingstar" same section
09127 Draba oligosperma  var. oligosperma   "few-seeded whitlow-cress" same section
09135 Draba oligosperma  var. oligosperma   "few-seeded whitlow-cress" same section
09126 Draba oreibata  var. serpentina   "serpentine whitlow-cress" same section
09136 Draba oreibata  var. serpentina   "serpentine whitlow-cress" same section
09118 Eleocharis acicularis      "needle spikerush" same section
09129 Eremogone congesta  var. subcongesta   "loose-headed sandwort" same section
09130 Eremogone kingii  var. glabrescens   "King's sandwort" same section
09122 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" same section
09124 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" 1143 ft. E
09123 Erigeron tener      "slender fleabane" same section
09121 Erigeron tener      "slender fleabane" same section
09128 Eriogonum holmgrenii      "Snake Range wild buckwheat" same section
09114 Festuca brachyphylla  subsp. brachyphylla   "alpine fescue" 1143 ft. E
09140 Geum rossii  var. turbinatum   "Ross' avens" 1143 ft. E
09154 Haplopappus macronema      "whitestem goldenbush" same section
09176 Haplopappus suffruticosus      "alpine goldenbush" 1 mi. S
09146 Heuchera parvifolia      "little-leaf alumroot" same section
09151 Heuchera rubescens  var. versicolor   "pink alumroot" 1143 ft. E
09116 Juncus parryi      "Parry's rush" 1.1 mi. SW
09174 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 1 mi. S
09150 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 1143 ft. E
09171 Penstemon leiophyllus  var. francisci-pennellii   "Pennell's beardtongue" 1 mi. S
16809 Poa compressa      "Canada bluegrass" 1 mi. S
09117 Poa glauca  subsp. rupicola   "timberline bluegrass" same section
09113 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" 1 mi. S
09153 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 1143 ft. E
09167 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" 1.1 mi. SW
09134 Potentilla cottamii      "Cottam's cinquefoil" 1143 ft. E
09169 Potentilla nivea      "snowy cinquefoil" same section
09133 Potentilla rubricaulis      "red-stemmed cinquefoil" same section
09161 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" same section
09148 Rorippa curvipes  var. curvipes   "bluntleaf yellowcress" same section
09144 Sedum lanceolatum      "spearleaf stonecrop" same section
09159 Sedum rosea  var. integrifolium  same section
09152 Selaginella watsonii      "Watson's spikemoss" 1143 ft. E
09172 Silene douglasii      "Douglas's catchfly" 1 mi. S
09137 Smelowskia calycina  var. americana   "American false candytuft" same section
09173 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 1 mi. S
09168 Stellaria longipes  var. longipes   "meadow starwort" same section
09115 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 1143 ft. E
09149 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Treasure Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 552 ft. NE 10565  Wheeler Peak 
Baker Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 807 ft. W 10634  Wheeler Peak 
Pyramid Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 0.9 mi. SE 11835  Wheeler Peak 
Baker Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 1 mi. N 11851  Wheeler Peak 
Johnson Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 1.1 mi. S 11264  Wheeler Peak 
Johnson Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 1.1 mi. SE 10745  Wheeler Peak 
North Fork Baker Creek (Stream) White Pine County, NV 1.6 mi. NE   Wheeler Peak 
Wheeler Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 2 mi. N 12993  Wheeler Peak 
Jeff Davis Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 2.2 mi. N 12766  Wheeler Peak 
Wheeler Peak Scenic Area (historical) (Area) White Pine County, NV 2 mi. SE 9626  Wheeler Peak 
Bristlecone Pine Interpretive Trail (Trail) White Pine County, NV 2.6 mi. N 10716  Wheeler Peak 
Dead Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 2.4 mi. SE 9564  Wheeler Peak 
Mount Washington (Summit) White Pine County, NV 2.9 mi. S 11611  Wheeler Peak 
Hub Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 2.3 mi. W 7756  Wheeler Peak 
Tungsten Mines Post Office (historical) (Post Office) White Pine County, NV 2.4 mi. W 7678  Wheeler Peak 
Teresa Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 3.2 mi. N 10276  Windy Peak 
Blue Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 3.2 mi. N 10227  Windy Peak 
Brown Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 3.2 mi. N 10207  Windy Peak 
Hub Mine Basin (Basin) White Pine County, NV 2.6 mi. W 7484  Wheeler Peak 
Stella Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 3.3 mi. N 10414  Windy Peak 


Taxon Links for species Juncus ensifolius  Wikstr.

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

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