Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00745 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Elymus elymoides (Raf.) Swezey
Infraspecific    subsp. elymoides 
Common name   common squirreltail
R. Collins   31  
Coll. Date 05 June 1979 
United States
Sanpete County
Locality ca. 1 mile E of Fountain Green City Dump, near Fountain Green-Indianola road.
Habitat Notes PJ community; dry rocky slope. 
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° 37'  47" N, 111° 42'  16" W
Township Range T14S, R2E, Sec. 4  
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):

     Elymus elymoides ssp. elymoides (Raf.) Swezey

     Elymus sitanion J.A. Schultes
     Sitanion elymoides Raf.
     Sitanion hystrix (Nutt.) J.G. Sm.

Common Name(s): bottlebrush squirreltail, squirreltail.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=525113, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Elymus
                                        Species: Elymus elymoides
                                            Subspecies: Elymus elymoides ssp. elymoides


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.
00901 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
00887 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
00579 Arnica cordifolia      "heart-leaf arnica" same section
00859 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" 2 mi. S
00897 Catabrosa aquatica      "water whorl grass" same section
00581 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. viscidiflorus  same section
00862 Cirsium subniveum      "snowy thistle" 2 mi. S
00805 Crepis occidentalis  var. costata   "western hawksbeard" 2 mi. S
00861 Cryptantha flavoculata      "rough-seeded cat's eye" 2 mi. S
00904 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" same section
00905 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" same section
00583 Eriogonum heracleoides      "parsnip-flowered wild buckwheat" same section
00900 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. umbellatum   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" same section
00582 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. umbellatum   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" same section
01614 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" 1 mi. S
00898 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" same section
00656 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" same section
01613 Hydrophyllum occidentale  var. watsonii  same section
00886 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. aggregata   "scarlet gilia" same section
00883 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. pallescens   "pale Lanszwert's vetchling" same section
00580 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" same section
00885 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" same section
00884 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" same section
00899 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" same section
00860 Petradoria pumila  var. pumila   "common rock goldenrod" 2 mi. S
00903 Potentilla glandulosa  var. pseudorupestris   "rock-loving sticky cinquefoil" same section
00881 Ribes viscosissimum  var. viscosissimum  same section
00902 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Right Fork Log Hollow (Valley) Juab County, UT 1228 ft. SW   Fountain Green South 
Left Fork Log Hollow (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 1228 ft. SW   Fountain Green South 
North Flat (Flat) Sanpete County, UT 2071 ft. SE 8554  Fountain Green North 
Spring Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2674 ft. N   Fountain Green North 
Cool Spring (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 0.9 mi. S 9033  Fountain Green South 
White Pine Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1 mi. N   Fountain Green North 
Jewkes Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.1 mi. N   Fountain Green North 
Holman Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.3 mi. N   Fountain Green North 
Cazier Fork (Stream) Juab County, UT 1.4 mi. NW   Fountain Green North 
South Flat (Flat) Sanpete County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 8245  Fountain Green South 
Box Hollow (Valley) Juab County, UT 1.4 mi. NW   Fountain Green North 
Big Springs (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 1.7 mi. E 6431  Fountain Green North 
Holman Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 2.1 mi. N 8629  Fountain Green North 
Log Hollow (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 2.4 mi. NE   Fountain Green North 
Fountain Green Fish Hatchery (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. E 6267  Fountain Green North 
The Buckskin (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 2.6 mi. N 6929  Fountain Green North 
Tidds Ridge (Ridge) Sanpete County, UT 2.5 mi. S 8337  Fountain Green South 
Skyline Trail (Trail) Juab County, UT 2.3 mi. NW 9436  Fountain Green North 
Rock Spring (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 2.8 mi. S 8298  Fountain Green South 
Moroni Ranger Station (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 3 mi. S 8695  Fountain Green South 


Taxon Links for species Elymus elymoides  (Raf.) Swezey

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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