Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07050 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Beckmannia syzigachne (Steud.) Fernald
Common name   American sloughgrass
K.T. Harper   2002-104  
Coll. Date 20 August 2002 
United States
Sanpete County
Locality Ephriam Canyon, Great Basin Experimental Station.
     Elev.: 8821 ft. (2689 m.)
Habitat Notes along trail to pond 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 39° 19'  11" N, 111° 29'  10" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Beckmannia syzigachne (Steud.) Fern.

     Beckmannia eruciformis auct. non (L.) Host
     Beckmannia eruciformis ssp. baicalensis (Kusnez.) HultÚn
     Beckmannia eruciformis eruciformis (Linnaeus) Host
     Beckmannia eruciformis var. uniflora Scribn. ex Gray
     Beckmannia syzigachne ssp. baicalensis (Kusnez.) Koyama & Kawano
     Beckmannia syzigachne var. uniflora (Scribn. ex Gray) Boivin

Common Name(s): American sloughgrass, slough grass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41325, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07050s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 07643s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09766s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
03732 Alopecurus pratensis      "meadow foxtail" 2634 ft. W
03708 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. incompta   "Louisiana wormwood" 2634 ft. W
03729 Astragalus convallarius  var. convallarius   "lesser rushy milkvetch" 2634 ft. W
03710 Cardamine cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf bittercress" 2634 ft. W
03698 Dodecatheon pulchellum  var. pulchellum   "darkthroat shootingstar" 2634 ft. W
07055 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" same section
07051 Glyceria borealis      "boreal mannagrass" same section
03713 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" 2634 ft. W
03714 Helianthella uniflora      "one-flowered little sunflower" 2634 ft. W
03711 Juncus ensifolius  var. brunnescens  2634 ft. W
03727 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. laetivirens   "plateau vetchling" 2634 ft. W
03725 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. laetivirens   "plateau vetchling" 2634 ft. W
07053 Medicago sativa      "alfalfa" same section
03724 Microseris nutans      "nodding silverpuffs" 2634 ft. W
09559 Oenothera flava      "yellow evening primrose" same section
03721 Oenothera flava  var. flava   "yellow evening primrose" 2634 ft. W
06950 Onobrychis viciifolia      "sainfoin" same section
03699 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" 2634 ft. W
03728 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" 2634 ft. W
07052 Poa palustris      "fowl bluegrass" same section
06949 Ranunculus inamoenus      "graceful buttercup" same section
03736 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1.8 mi. NE
06952 Ribes viscosissimum  var. viscosissimum  same section
03738 Salix drummondiana      "Drummond's willow" 1.8 mi. NE
03737 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1.8 mi. NE
17831 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" same section
07049 Sium suave      "hemlock water parsnip" same section
03722 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" 1.2 mi. N
03697 Stellaria jamesiana     2634 ft. W
03712 Swertia radiata      "elkweed" 1.8 mi. NE
15905 Swertia radiata      "elkweed" 1.8 mi. NE
07054 Symphyotrichum foliaceum  var. parryi   "Parry's aster" same section
03723 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" 2634 ft. W
06951 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" same section
03735 Wyethia amplexicaulis      "mule's ears" 2634 ft. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Great Basin Experiment Station (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 55 ft. W 8846  Danish Knoll 
Left Fork Cotton Creek (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 0.7 mi. NE   Danish Knoll 
Haystack Mountain (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 0.8 mi. S 10378  Danish Knoll 
Lake Hill Campground (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 8445  Danish Knoll 
Bluebell Flat (Flat) Sanpete County, UT 0.8 mi. E 8895  Danish Knoll 
The Big Spring (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 1 mi. NE 9157  Danish Knoll 
Flat Iron Point (Cliff) Sanpete County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 9889  Danish Knoll 
Rock Creek (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 1.4 mi. SE   Danish Knoll 
White Ledge Fork (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 1.9 mi. N   Danish Knoll 
Philadelphia Flat (Flat) Sanpete County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 9984  Danish Knoll 
White Ledge (Bench) Sanpete County, UT 2.1 mi. NE 9462  Danish Knoll 
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 7130  Ephraim 
Freds Flat (Flat) Sanpete County, UT 2.2 mi. N 9069  Danish Knoll 
Middle Mountain (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 2.4 mi. S 10453  Danish Knoll 
Jolleys Hole (Basin) Sanpete County, UT 2.3 mi. S 10033  Danish Knoll 
Mud Spring (Spring) Sanpete County, UT 2.4 mi. N 8819  Danish Knoll 
Dusterburgs Hill (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 2.6 mi. N 8862  Danish Knoll 
Wasatch Ditch (Canal) Sanpete County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 10194  Danish Knoll 
South Mountain (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 2.9 mi. S 10394  Danish Knoll 
New Canyon (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 2.4 mi. NW   Danish Knoll 


Taxon Links for species Beckmannia syzigachne  (Steud.) Fernald

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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