Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05605 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Chloris virgata Sw.
Common name   feather windmill grass
Donna M. Barnes   986  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren, J. Simpson
Coll. Date 27 September 2001 
United States
Washington County
Locality roadside near the Joshua's at South Pt., between Bloomington and St George.
     Elev.: 2657 ft. (810 m.)
Habitat Notes dry disturbed area. 
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'  N, 113° 36'  W
Township Range T43S, R16E, Sec. 1  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Chloris virgata Sw.

Common Name(s): feather fingergrass, feather windmill grass, showy chloris.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41558, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05605s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 06317s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11347s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15418 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 1.6 mi. SE
15303 Camissonia parryi      "Parry's suncup" 1.6 mi. SE
15417 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 1.5 mi. SE
05598 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. consimilis   "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
05604 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" 1.2 mi. S
05587 Solidago wrightii      "Wright's goldenrod" same section
08005 Tetradymia axillaris      "longspine horsebrush" 1.5 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bloomington Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. W 2700  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. SE 2556  Saint George 
Price Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 1 mi. S 2539  Saint George 
Bloomington School (School) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. S 2543  Saint George 
Toniquint (Locale) Washington County, UT 1 mi. NE 2539  Saint George 
Santa Clara River (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. E   Grass Valley 
Price Bench Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 2579  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. S 2523  Saint George 
Bloomington (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. S 2520  Saint George 
Saint George Municipal Airport (Airport) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. N 2782  Saint George 
Price City (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. S 2500  Saint George 
Fort Pearce Wash (Arroyo) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. E   Rock Canyon 
Webb Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. E 3074  Saint George 
KDXU-AM (Saint George) (Tower) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 2543  Saint George 
Santa Clara Saint George Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 2 mi. N 2625  Saint George 
Temple View RV Resort (Park) Washington County, UT 2 mi. NE 2615  Saint George 
Dixie Middle School (School) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 2615  Saint George 
West Black Ridge (Ridge) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. N 3288  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. N 2648  Saint George 
Dixie High School (School) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 2631  Saint George 


Taxon Links for species Chloris virgata  Sw.

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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