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Canyonlands National Park in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Indian Ricegrass

Stipa/Achnatherum hymenoides

 

— Grass family (Poaceae) —

 
Indian Ricegrass Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2020
1. Indian Ricegrass Marker
Inscription.  

Height: 1'-2½'
Seedhead: Tufted seeds on
hair-thin branches in loose bunches

This attractive cool-season bunchgrass grows in moist soils of early spring, then flowers and sets seed before summer. Its large seeds are a vital food source for rodents, birds, and other wildlife, and for humans. Many tribes historically ate it or ground it into flour.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 38° 27.581′ N, 109° 49.251′ W. Marker is in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, in San Juan County. Grass and marker are on the Island in the Sky Visitor Center grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moab UT 84532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Neck (approx. half a mile away); The Origins Of a Name (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Legend of Dead Horse Point (approx. 4.4 miles away); Aztec Butte (approx. 5.6 miles away); John Wesley Powell on the Green River

Indian Ricegrass and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2020
2. Indian Ricegrass and Marker
(approx. 6.7 miles away); Green River Overlook (approx. 6.7 miles away); Tracks in the Canyon (approx. 8.1 miles away); Protecting Wilderness (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canyonlands National Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Indian Ricegrass (USDA Plant Guide). (Submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Canyonlands National Park. (Submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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