Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07705 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Carex obtusata Lilj.
Common name   obtuse sedge
Donna M. Barnes   2940  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 25 June 2002 
United States
Cache County
Locality rest stop, near summit of Logan Canyon.
     Elev.: 7620 ft. (2323 m.)
Habitat Notes rough, bouldery 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 41° 56'  2" N, 111° 28'  58" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Carex obtusata Lilj.

Common Name(s): blunt sedge, obtuse sedge.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=39725, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Cyperaceae
                                    Genus: Carex
                                        Species: Carex obtusata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07705s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01359s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14694 Artemisia tridentata  var. vaseyana   "Vasey's big sagebrush" 203 ft. NE
07764 Artemisia tripartita      "three-tip sagebrush" same section
14696 Artemisia tripartita  subsp. tripartita   "three-tip sagebrush" 203 ft. NE
14693 Artemisia tripartita  subsp. tripartita   "three-tip sagebrush" 203 ft. NE
14695 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. lanceolatus   "spear-leaf yellow rabbitbrush" 203 ft. NE
07714 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" same section
07706 Eriogonum heracleoides      "parsnip-flowered wild buckwheat" same section
07715 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. majus   "sulphur-flowered wild buckwheat" same section
07761 Leucopoa kingii      "spike fescue" same section
07762 Lomatium graveolens  var. graveolens   "King's biscuitroot" same section
07704 Melica bulbosa      "onion-grass" same section
07703 Orthocarpus tolmiei      "Tolmie's owl's-clover" same section
07713 Penstemon leonardii  var. leonardii   "Leonard's beardtongue" same section
07707 Phacelia hastata      "silverleaf scorpionweed" same section
07763 Senecio crocatus      "saffron ragwort" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Deadman Gulch (Valley) Cache County, UT 2118 ft. SW   Tony Grove Creek 
Canteen Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 2838 ft. N 7605  Garden City 
Middle Sink (Basin) Cache County, UT 0.6 mi. S 7550  Garden City 
Bear Lake Summit (Gap) Cache County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 7828  Garden City 
North Sink (Basin) Cache County, UT 0.9 mi. N 7445  Garden City 
Limber Pine Trail Head (Locale) Rich County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 7753  Garden City 
Limber Pine Trail (Trail) Rich County, UT 1 mi. S 7914  Garden City 
Old Limber Pine (Populated Place) Rich County, UT 1.1 mi. S 7901  Garden City 
Willow Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 1.5 mi. N 7661  Garden City 
Chubby Hollow (Valley) Rich County, UT 1.2 mi. E   Garden City 
Sunrise Campground (Locale) Rich County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 7573  Garden City 
Bear Lake Overlook (Locale) Cache County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 7494  Garden City 
Grouse Hollow (Valley) Rich County, UT 1.8 mi. NE   Garden City 
Bear Lake Overlook (Locale) Rich County, UT 1.7 mi. SE 7458  Garden City 
Burnt Fork (Stream) Rich County, UT 2.1 mi. S   Tony Grove Creek 
South Sink (Basin) Rich County, UT 2.2 mi. S 7704  Garden City 
Horse Lake (Lake) Cache County, UT 1.8 mi. W 8521  Tony Grove Creek 
North Fork Amazon Hollow (Valley) Cache County, UT 2.2 mi. NW   Tony Grove Creek 
Amazon Mine (Mine) Cache County, UT 2.4 mi. N 7500  Tony Grove Creek 
Left Hand Fork Lone Pine Canyon (Valley) Rich County, UT 2.1 mi. E   Garden City 


Taxon Links for species Carex obtusata  Lilj.

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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