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Capitol Reef

Plant Checklist: Trees, Shrubs, Grasses

brochure Capitol Reef - Plant Checklist: Trees, Shrubs, Grasses
Name RA NS HC Name Grasses Grasses (continued) Poales: Cyperaceae (Sedge family)  Kentucky bluegrass Poa pratensis  Alkali sacaton Sporobolus airoides var. airoides  Spike dropseed Sporobolus contractus  Sand dropseed Sporobolus cryptandrus  Needle-and-thread Stipa comata var. comata  Indian ricegrass Achnatherum hymenoides  Desert needlegrass Stipa speciosa  Common spikerush Eleocharis palustris A N R Poales: Juncaceae (Rush family)  Baltic rush Juncus arcticus NS HC Capitol Reef National Park C X SPFR A N GSPRW C N GSP A N GSP A N GSPF A N BSPFRW C N GSP N R National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Notes Plant Checklist: Trees, Shrubs, Grasses A N R C X RW U N SPFRW A N GSPFW A N GSPF A X PFR A X BGSPFRW U X SFR U N SR A N GSPFRW A N SPF C N SFRW A N SPFRW A N RW Nativeness Status (NS) C N RW N = Native X = Non-native A N GSP C X GPFRW C N R A N BGSP A N SPFRW Poales: Poaceae (Grass family)  Redtop Agrostis stolonifera  Big bluestem Andropogon gerardii var. gerardii  Purple three-awn Aristida purpurea  Blue grama Bouteloua gracilis  Smooth brome Bromus inermis var. inermis  Cheatgrass Bromus tectorum  Orchard grass Dactylis glomerata  Desert saltgrass Distichlis spicata  Squirreltail Elymus elymoides  Salina wildrye Elymus salinus  Slender wheatgrass Elymus trachycaulus  Foxtail barley Hordeum jubatum  Foxtail muhly Muhlenbergia andina  Scratchgrass Muhlenbergia asperifolia  Sandhill muhly Muhlenbergia pungens  Timothy Phleum pratense  Common reed Phragmites australis  Galleta Pleuraphis jamesii  Muttongrass Poa fendleriana RA Poales: Typhaceae (Cattail family)  Broad-leaved cattail Typha latifolia C Two-needle pinyon pine Relative Abundance (RA) Indian ricegrass A = Abundant: large numbers of individuals, occurring in many areas of the park C = Common: large numbers of individuals, occurring in specific habitats and/or in certain areas of the park U = Uncommon: few to moderate numbers of individuals, occurring in specific habitats in certain areas of the park Plants listed as rare or unconfirmed are not included here. This checklist is a only a partial listing of currently-known species at Capitol Reef National Park. For more information, visit the NPS Northern Colorado Plateau Network Inventory and Monitoring website: Non-native trees and shrubs commonly seen in park orchards and other areas directly associated with human settlement are not included on this list. 4/15 Habitat/Community Codes (HC) B = Badlands G = Grasslands S = Upland Shrublands P = Pinyon-juniper Woodlands F = Upland Forest and Woodlands R = Riparian and Wetland Communities W = Ephemeral Washes Name RA NS HC Name RA NS HC Name RA Trees Shrubs Shrubs (continued) Cupressales: Cupressaceae (Cypress family) Asterales: Compositae (Aster/composite family)  Utah juniper Juniperus osteosperma  Rocky Mountain juniper Juniperus scopulorum  Bigelow’s sagebrush Artemisia bigelovii  Sand sagebrush Artemisia filifolia  Fringed sagebrush Artemisia frigida  Black sagebrush Artemisia nova var. nova  Pygmy sagebrush Artemisia pygmaea  Budsage Artemisia spinescens  Big Basin sagebrush Artemisia tridentata var. tridentata  Longleaf brickellbush Brickellia longifolia  Rough brickellbush Brickellia microphylla var. scabra  Mohave brickellbush Brickellia oblongifolia var. linifolia  Rubber rabbitbrush Ericameria nauseosa  Green rabbitbrush Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  Broom snakeweed Gutierrezia sarothrae  Spineless horsebrush Tetradymia canescens  Littleleaf horsebrush Tetradymia glabrata  Slender wild buckwheat A Eriogonum microthecum var. simpsonii A U N N GSPRW PFR Fagales: Betulaceae (Birch family)  Water birch Betula occidentalis U N R Fagales: Fagaceae (Oaks and Beeches)  Gambel’s oak Quercus gambelii var. gambelii C N SPFRW Malpighales: Salicaceae (Willow family)  Narrow-leaved cottonwood Populus angustifolia  Fremont cottonwood Populus fremontii var. fremontii  Quaking aspen Populus tremuloides U N RW A N RW U N FR Pinales: Pinaceae (Pine family)  Engelmann spruce Picea engelmannii  Blue spruce Picea pungens  Two-needle pinyon pine Pinus edulis  Western bristlecone pine Pinus longaeva  Ponderosa pine Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum  Douglas-fir Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca U N F U N FR A N SPF U N F C N FW U N FW Rosales: Cannabaceae (Hemp family)  Netleaf hackberry Celtis reticulata U N SRW Rosales: Elaeagnaceae (Oleaster family)  Russian-olive Elaeagnus angustifolia U X R Sapindales: Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)  Box elder Acer negundo U N RW A N GSP NS HC N U N GSP U N GSFW U N SPF U N SPF U N BSP A N GSP U N RW C N SP C N SPF C N GSPFRW C N GSPF Ericales: Ericaceae (Heath family) A N GSP  Greenleaf manzanita Arctostaphylos patula U N GSF Fabales: Fabaceae (Legume family) U N GSP  Fremont’s indigo-bush Psorothamnus fremontii Caryophyllales: Amaranthaceae (Amaranths)  Four-wing saltbush A Atriplex canescens var. canescens  Shadscale A Atriplex confertifolia  Mat saltbush U Atriplex corrugata  Castle Valley saltbush A Atriplex gardneri var. cuneata  Winterfat A Krascheninnikovia lanata var. lanata N SP N BGSP N BS N BSP N SP SPF C N S Caryophyllales: Tamaricaceae (Tamarisk)  Five-stamen tamarisk Tamarix chinensis A X RW Cornales: Cornaceae (Dogwood family)  Red-osier dogwood Cornus sericea var. sericea U N R Dipsacales: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckles)  Mountain snowberry U N Symphoricarpos oreophilus var. utahensis SFW Ephedrales: Ephedraceae (Ephedra family)  Torrey’s ephedra Ephedra torreyana  Green ephedra Ephedra viridis var. viridis  Singleleaf ash Fraxinus anomala A N SPFW Liliales: Agavaceae (Agave family)  Narrowleaf yucca Yucca angustissima  Harriman’s yucca Yucca harrimaniae C N GSPF C N GSP Malpighales: Salicaceae (Willow family)  Coyote willow Salix exigua var. stenophylla C N R Ranunculales: Berberidaceae (Barberry family)  Fremont’s mahonia Mahonia fremontii C N SPW Ranunculales: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family) BGSPW  White virgin’s-bower Clematis ligusticifolia A N BGSPW Rosales: Elaeagnaceae (Oleaster family) U U  Roundleaf buffaloberry Shepherdia rotundifolia N N SPFW GSP U N SPW U A N R N SPFW N SPFRW N SPFW N FP N S N SPRW N PW N SPFW N SPF N FR Rosales: Rosaceae (Rose family)  Utah serviceberry A Amelanchier utahensis  Dwarf mountain mahogany A Cercocarpus intricatus  Curl-leaf mountain mahogany U Cercocarpus ledifolius var. intermontanus  Blackbrush U Coleogyne ramosissima  Apache plume A Fallugia paradoxa  Rock spiraea U Petrophyton caespitosum  Cliff-rose A Purshia mexicana var. stansburyana  Antelope bitterbrush C Purshia tridentata  Woods’ rose C Rosa woodsii Sapindales: Anacardiaceae (Sumac family) BSP SP Lamiales: Oleaceae (Olive family) N Caryophyllales: Polygonaceae (Buckwheats)  Fremont’s buckwheat A N Eriogonum corymbosum var. corymbosum  San Juan wild buckwheat A N Eriogonum leptocladon var. ramosissimum NS HC A Lamiales: Lamiaceae (Mint family)  Purple sage Poliomintha incana RA Shrubs (continued) Caryophyllales: Sarcobataceae (Greasewood)  Greasewood Sarcobatus vermiculatus Name Fremont’s mahonia (barberry)  Skunkbush Rhus aromatica var. trilobata A N RW

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