Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium
Catalog #: KHD00074520
Taxon: Nepeta cataria L.
Family: Lamiaceae
Determiner: Christina Alba; Audrey Dignan (2018)
Collector: Christina Alba   1421   
Date: 2018-06-19
Verbatim Date: 6/19/2018
Additional Collectors: Audrey Dignan; Ken Kuhar
Locality: USA, Colorado, Douglas, Unincorporated Douglas County south of City of Littleton. Along the High Line Canal Trail at Mile Marker 5. 3700 meters S of Chatfield Lake.
39.51178416  -105.0628747  WGS84
Verbatim Coordinates: 39.51178 -105.06303
Location Remarks: HLC05
Elevation: 1695 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 1695m
Habitat: Ecotone between Front Range Fans and Flat to Rolling Plains ecoregions; earthen canal and adjacent recreational trail ("Rolling Foothills" zone, High Line Canal trail), embedded within a rural to urbanizing landscape that was historically shortgrass steppe. Canal vegetation composition changes from ruderal grasses and forbs and planted/escaping garden plants (upland areas by trail) to water-loving trees/shrubs and associated understory (lowland areas near canal). Representative trees and shrubs: Populus deltoides, Populus angustifolia, Prunus Americana, Prunus virginiana, Salix exigua, Amorpha fruticosa, Ericameria nauseosa; Grasses: Bouteloua gracilis, Buchloe dactyloides, Pascopyrum smithii, Nasella viridula, Bromus inermis, Agropyron cristatum; Forbs: Heterotheca villosa, several species of Mirabilis and Oenothera, Helianthus annuus, Capsella bursa-pastoris, Cirsium arvense.
Substrate: silt, clay
Description: Habit: forb. Life cycle habit: perennial. Origin: introduced. Estimated frequency within viewshed: frequent (11-100).
Reproductive Condition: flower
Occurrence Remarks: High Line Canal Ecological Survey. Additional data describing plant abundance and pollinator community is available. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Indicator Value: FACU (Lichvar et al. 2012). Coefficient of conservatism value: * (non-native species) (Floristic Quality Assessment Indices for Colorado Plant Communities, doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.2634.8248).
Specimen Images
Rights Holder: Public Domain
Access Rights: Public Domain
Record Id: 931ce39b-820f-46fe-a000-f9b5a80da393
Occurrence ID (GUID): 931ce39b-820f-46fe-a000-f9b5a80da393
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Rick Levy, Database Associate (richard.levy@botanicgardens.org)
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