Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02540 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Achnatherum hymenoides (Roem. & Schult.) Barkworth
Common name   Indian ricegrass
H. Stansfield   s.n.  
Coll. Date 27 May 1991 
United States
Washington County
Locality Red Cliffs, exit I-15 Hurricane, go left under freeway under two tunnels.
Latitude Longitude 37° 9'  36" N, 113° 26'  24" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Achnatherum hymenoides (Roemer & J.A. Schultes) Barkworth

     Eriocoma cuspidata Nutt.
     Oryzopsis hymenoides (Roemer & J.A. Schultes) Ricker ex Piper
     Stipa hymenoides Roemer & J.A. Schultes

Common Name(s): Indian ricegrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=507943, click for more information and references)

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


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.
02552 Abronia fragrans      "snowball sand verbena" same section
11608 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" 1.8 mi. NW
03102 Astragalus ampullarioides     2755 ft. NE
13161 Astragalus ampullarioides     2614 ft. E
02550 Baileya multiradiata      "desert marigold" same section
02539 Bromus rubens      "red brome" same section
03013 Calochortus flexuosus      "winding mariposa lily" 2614 ft. E
11619 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" 1.8 mi. NW
02554 Capsella bursa-pastoris      "shepherd's purse" same section
02557 Chamaesyce albomarginata      "rattlesnake weed" same section
11612 Chorizanthe brevicornu  var. brevicornu   "brittle spineflower" 1.8 mi. NW
13220 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1.8 mi. NW
11625 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1.8 mi. NW
02525 Croton californicus      "California croton" same section
10166 Cryptantha fendleri      "Fendler's forget-me-not" same section
10164 Cryptantha pterocarya      "winged-nut forget-me-not" same section
11615 Dasyochloa pulchella      "desert fluffgrass" 1.8 mi. NW
11618 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" 1.8 mi. NW
02558 Eriastrum eremicum      "desert woollystar" same section
02553 Erigeron utahensis  var. utahensis   "Utah fleabane" same section
02545 Eriodictyon angustifolium      "narrow-leaf yerba santa" same section
11617 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" 1.8 mi. NW
11620 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" 1.8 mi. NW
02556 Eriophyllum wallacei      "Wallace's easter bonnets" same section
02542 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" same section
11613 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 1.8 mi. NW
10163 Gilia inconspicua  var. sinuata  same section
11614 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" 1.8 mi. NW
02548 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" same section
11611 Lepidium fremontii      "desert peppercress" 1.8 mi. NW
11616 Lomatium scabrum  var. tripinnatum   "rough desert parsley" 1.8 mi. NW
02544 Mentzelia integra     same section
11610 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" 1.8 mi. NW
02560 Mirabilis multiflora      "Colorado four o'clock" same section
03845 Muhlenbergia porteri      "Porter's muhly" same section
02543 Oenothera pallida  var. pallida   "pale evening primrose" same section
11621 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" 1.8 mi. NW
02559 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" same section
02551 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" same section
11623 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 1.8 mi. NW
11609 Senecio douglasii  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" 1.8 mi. NW
02541 Sophora nuttalliana      "silky sophora" same section
11622 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 1.8 mi. NW
02546 Stephanomeria tenuifolia  var. tenuifolia   "narrow-leaf wirelettuce" same section
10165 Vulpia octoflora      "sixweeks fescue" same section
11624 Yucca angustissima      "narrow-leaf yucca" 1.8 mi. NW
02547 Yucca baccata      "banana yucca" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1936 ft. W 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Junction (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2534 ft. E 3127  Harrisburg Junction 
Purgatory Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. E 2884  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Dome (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. S 2920  Harrisburg Junction 
Washington Black Ridge (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 3169  Harrisburg Junction 
KDXU-AM (Saint George) (Tower) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 3146  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. N   Harrisburg Junction 
Grapevine Pass (Gap) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. W 3196  Harrisburg Junction 
Heath Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Sand Mountain Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 2891  Harrisburg Junction 
Willow Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 2894  Harrisburg Junction 
Cottonwood Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. NE 3166  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 3501  Harrisburg Junction 
Saint George and Washington Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. SW 2648  Washington Dome 
Cottonwood Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. SW   Harrisburg Junction 
Berry Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. E 2809  Harrisburg Junction 
Grapevine Pass Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. SW   Harrisburg Junction 
Bastion Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. SW 2914  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. NE 3084  Harrisburg Junction 
Harrisburg Gap (Gap) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. E 2792  Harrisburg Junction 


Taxon Links for species Achnatherum hymenoides  (Roem. & Schult.) Barkworth

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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