Grand Canyon Flora: Grandview Trail

See Plant Guide to Grandview Trail for an introduction to this page, and for a list of these species in order encountered along the trail.

The checklist is in the traditional order of ferns and fern allies; conifers; dicots, and monocots.

The common name is linked to pictures of each species when available.

The column #Pls gives estimates of the abundance for the on-trail species. This gives the minimum number of on-trail plants of this species on this trail, with the number of locations on this trail following the /, using maximum values of 99/9. A value of 1/1 means I only found a single plant in a single location in the entire trail; 10/9 means 10 plants occurring in at least 9 locations, etc. Very common taxa are generally given as 50/9 or 99/9, with the 99/9 species being significantly more abundant than the 50/9 species.

Species found only off-trail have no abundances given, just off in that column.

FamilyScientific Name(*)Common NameID#Pls
PteridaceaeCheilanthes feeislender lipfern 2 / 1
SelaginellaceaeSelaginella muticaspike-moss 99 / 9
CupressaceaeJuniperus osteospermaUtah juniper 5 / 3
EphedraceaeEphedra viridisgreen ephedra 20 / 9
PinaceaePinus edulistwo-needle pinyon pine 50 / 9
PinaceaePseudotsuga menziesii var. glaucaRocky Mountain Douglas-fir 5 / 5
AnacardiaceaeRhus trilobataskunkbush 2 / 1
ApiaceaeAletes macdougalii ssp. macdougaliiMacDougal's Indian parsley 99 / 1
AsteraceaeAcourtia wrightiibrownfoot 3 / 1
AsteraceaeArtemisia ludovicianasilver wormwood 50 / 9
AsteraceaeArtemisia tridentatabig sagebrush 1 / 1
AsteraceaeBrickellia californicaCalifornia brickellbush 15 / 5
AsteraceaeChaetopappa ericoidesrose heath off
AsteraceaeChrysothamnus?rabbitbrush??3 / 1
AsteraceaeCirsium arizonicum var. nidulumArizona thistle 50 / 9
AsteraceaeEricameria arizonicaGrand Canyon Goldenweed 6 / 2
AsteraceaeEricameria nauseosa var. juncearush rabbitbrush~ /
AsteraceaeErigeron divergensspreading fleabane 99 / 9
AsteraceaeErigeron eatoniiEaton's fleabane  /
AsteraceaeEurybia pulchrabeautiful aster  22 / 1
AsteraceaeGutierrezia sarothraematchweed 5 / 2
AsteraceaeHesperodoria scopulorumGrand Canyon glowweed 20 / 5
AsteraceaeHeterotheca villosahairy goldenaster 40 / 9
AsteraceaeHymenoxys cooperiCooper’s rubberweed  /
AsteraceaeMachaeranthera canescenshoary-aster 99 / 3
AsteraceaePackera multilobataBasin butterweed 10 / 9
AsteraceaePerityle congestaGrand Canyon rock-daisy 99 / 9
AsteraceaeTetraneuris acaulis var. arizonicaArizona hymenoxys 40 / 9
Asteraceaeunk asteraceae shrubunk asteraceae shrub? /
BerberidaceaeMahonia fremontiiFremont barberry 4 / 3
BerberidaceaeMahonia repenscreeping barberry 15 / 1
BetulaceaeOstrya knowltoniiKnowlton hop hornbeam 4 / 2
BrassicaceaeArabis perennansperennial rock-cress 30 / 9
BrassicaceaeDescurainia sophiaherb sophia 50 / 1
BrassicaceaeLepidium montanummountain pepper-grass~20 / 3
BrassicaceaeStreptanthus cordatusheartleaf jewelflower 3 / 1
BrassicaceaeThelypodium wrightiiWright's thelypody 20 / 5
BrassicaceaeThlaspi montanum var. fendleriwild candytuft 1 / 1
CactaceaeOpuntia erinaceaMojave prickly-pear 10 / 5
CactaceaeOpuntia phaeacanthadesert prickly-pear  /
CaprifoliaceaeSambucus glaucablueberry elder off
CaprifoliaceaeSymphoricarpos rotundifolius var. parishiiParish's snowberry (id from plants farther along trail)~99 / 9
CaryophyllaceaeSilene rectirameaGrand Canyon campion 50 / 1
ChenopodiaceaeChenopodium fremontiiFremont's goosefoot 5 / 1
CrossosomataceaeGlossopetalon spinescens var. aridumspiny greasebush 40 / 9
FabaceaeAstragalus lentiginosus var. diphysusfreckled milk-vetch~1 / 1
FabaceaeLathyrus brachycalyx ssp. zionisbush peavine 99 / 9
FabaceaeMelilotus officinalisyellow sweetclover 8 / 1
FagaceaeQuercus gambeliiGambel oak 99 / 9
GarryaceaeGarrya wrightiiWright's silktassel 10 / 2
GrossulariaceaeRibes cereum var. pedicellarewhisky currant 4 / 3
GrossulariaceaeRibes velutinumdesert gooseberry 5 / 3
HydrangeaceaeFendlera rupicolaFendler bush 10 / 2
HydrangeaceaeFendlerella utahensisUtah fendlerbush  /
HydrangeaceaePhiladelphus microphylluslittle-leaf mock orange 2 / 2
LinaceaeLinum lewisii var. lewisiiLewis' flax 99 / 9
MalvaceaeSphaeralcea parvifolialittleleaf globe mallow 30 / 7
OleaceaeFraxinus cuspidatafragrant ash 1 / 1
PolemoniaceaeIpomopsis aggregata ssp. formosissimascarlet gilia 10 / 4
PolemoniaceaePhlox austromontanasouthern mountain phlox 30 / 9
PolygonaceaeEriogonum microthecum var. simpsoniiSimpson's buckwheat 10 / 5
RanunculaceaeDelphinium scaposumbarestem larkspur 20 / 9
RanunculaceaeThalictrum fendleriFendler's meadow-rue 3 / 3
RhamnaceaeFrangula betulifolia ssp. obovatabirchleaf buckthorn 1 / 1
RosaceaeAmelanchier utahensisUtah service-berry 99 / 9
RosaceaeCercocarpus ledifoliuscurl-leaf mountain-mahogany 10 / 9
RosaceaeCercocarpus montanustrue mountain-mahogany 3 / 2
RosaceaeHolodiscus dumosusshrubby cream bush 1 / 1
RosaceaeIvesia arizonicarock whitefeather 1 / 1
RosaceaePurshia stansburianacliffrose 4 / 4
RubiaceaeGalium munzii ssp. ambivalensMunz's bedstraw 99 / 9
RubiaceaeGalium wrightiiWright's bedstraw 10 / 4
RutaceaePtelea trifoliata ssp. pallida var. pallidapallid hoptree 10 / 3
SaxifragaceaeHeuchera parvifolia var. arizonicaArizona alumroot 2 / 2
SaxifragaceaeHeuchera rubescens var. versicolorcoral bells~off
ScrophulariaceaeCastilleja sp.paintbrushsp20 / 5
ScrophulariaceaePenstemon eatonii ssp. undosusEaton's penstemon 30 / 5
ScrophulariaceaePenstemon palmeriPalmer's penstemon 1 / 1
ScrophulariaceaePenstemon rostriflorusbeaked penstemon 30 / 9
ViscaceaeArceuthobium divaricatumpinyon pine dwarf-mistletoe 20 / 9
ViscaceaePhoradendron juniperinumjuniper mistletoe off
AgavaceaeAgave utahensis var. kaibabensisKaibab century plant 3 / 2
AgavaceaeYucca baccatabanana yucca 10 / 9
CyperaceaeCarex like rossiivery short cespitose sedgesp1 / 1
PoaceaeAchnatherum hymenoidesIndian ricegrass 5 / 5
PoaceaeAchnatherum parishiiParish needlegrass 3 / 1
PoaceaeAchnatherum speciosumdesert needlegrass 1 / 1
PoaceaeAristida purpurea var. nealleyiblue threeawn 1 / 1
PoaceaeBromus rubensred brome 30 / 1
PoaceaeBromus tectorumdowny brome 99 / 9
PoaceaeElymus elymoidessquirreltail 99 / 3
PoaceaePascopyrum smithiiwestern wheatgrass 3 / 1
PoaceaePoa fendlerianamutton grass 99 / 9
?like Epilobium canum but with alt lvsunk?10 / 2
?unk like mirabilisunk like mirabilis?1 / 1


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Last Update: 9 July 2012