Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 16001 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Pseudoroegneria spicata (Pursh) A. Love
Common name   bluebunch wheatgrass
R.D. Fitts   2009-55  
   with S.C. Fitts
Coll. Date 25 June 2009 
United States
Uintah County
Locality near the head of Weaver Canyon, 0.4 km W of the Colorado border;
     Elev.: 6385 ft. (1947 m.)
Habitat Notes on oil shale chips; pinyon-juniper with Stipa hymenoides, wheatgrass, Ephedra viridis, Artemisia nova. 
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 39° 58'  0.59" N, 109° 3'  19.29" W
UTM 12 4425888N  666080E 
Datum NAD83 
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):

     Pseudoroegneria spicata (Pursh) A. Löve

Common Name(s): bluebunch wheatgrass, bluebunch-wheat grass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=504637, click for more information and references)

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


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.
15978 Aliciella pinnatifida      "sticky gilia" 2.2 mi. N
16011 Artemisia nova      "black sagebrush" 1.2 mi. E
15997 Astragalus chamaeleuce      "cicada milkvetch" 1163 ft. E
16006 Astragalus convallarius  var. convallarius   "lesser rushy milkvetch" 1.2 mi. E
15975 Calochortus nuttallii      "sego lily" 1.5 mi. N
16000 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" same section
15996 Chamaechaenactis scaposa      "fullstem" 1163 ft. E
15999 Cirsium scopulorum      "mountain thistle" 2351 ft. E
16013 Eriogonum batemanii      "Bateman's wild buckwheat" 1.2 mi. E
15972 Eriogonum ovalifolium      "cushion wild buckwheat" 1 mi. E
15974 Eriogonum ovalifolium      "cushion wild buckwheat" 1.7 mi. NE
16005 Gilia pinnatifida     2688 ft. NE
16009 Gilia stenothyrsa     1.2 mi. NE
15970 Lappula squarrosa      "European stickseed" 1.6 mi. NE
16007 Mentzelia multicaulis      "many-stemmed blazingstar" 1.2 mi. NE
15976 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 2.3 mi. N
15969 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 1.6 mi. NE
16004 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" 2688 ft. NE
15998 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" 1116 ft. E
15973 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" 1.7 mi. NE
16012 Physaria rectipes      "straight bladderpod" 2668 ft. E
16010 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 2597 ft. E
15971 Townsendia strigosa      "hairy Townsend-daisy" 1.2 mi. E
16008 Zuckia brandegeei  var. brandegeei   "siltbush" 1.2 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Weaver Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 2 mi. SW 6168  Weaver Ridge 
Cripple Horse Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.4 mi. NW   Weaver Ridge 
Little Dicks Bottom (Bend) Uintah County, UT 3.3 mi. N 5059  Walsh Knolls 
Cowboy Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.1 mi. NW   Walsh Knolls 
Gilsonite Hills (Range) Rio Blanco County, CO 3.6 mi. SE 6900  Weaver Ridge 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.1 mi. S   Banta Ridge 
Lower Cottonwood Reservoir (Reservoir) Rio Blanco County, CO 3.5 mi. E 5443  Banta Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.6 mi. W   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.6 mi. W   Weaver Ridge 
Gilsonite Draw (Valley) Rio Blanco County, CO 4.6 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4 mi. W   Weaver Ridge 
Iron Bridge Mine (Mine) Rio Blanco County, CO 5.5 mi. N 5315  Walsh Knolls 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Rio Blanco County, CO 5.6 mi. N   Banta Ridge 
Banty Point (Summit) Rio Blanco County, CO 6.1 mi. NE 5916  Banty Point 
Rabbit Mountain (Summit) Rio Blanco County, CO 6.6 mi. SE 7622  Banta Ridge 


Taxon Links for species Pseudoroegneria spicata  (Pursh) A. Love

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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