Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15842 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv.
Common name   tufted hairgrass
Oliver Hansen   125  
   with Beth Hansen
Coll. Date 18 September 2010 
United States
Duchesne County
Locality Uinta Mountains, Anderson Pass, on the Painter’s Basin side of the pass at the bottom of switchbacks;
     Elev.: 12437 ft. (3792 m.)
Habitat Notes alpine tundra covered talus basin. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 47'  10.32" N, 110° 22'  27.9" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.
Voucher Senior Thesis Voucher for Henry's Fork and Vicinity Checklist, Block 19, northern Utah and southern Wyoming. 


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

     Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) Beauv.

     Aira caespitosa L.
     Aira cespitosa L.
     Deschampsia caespitosa var. abbei Boivin
     Deschampsia caespitosa var. alpicola (Rydb.) A.& D. Löve & Kapoor
     Deschampsia caespitosa var. arctica Vasey
     Deschampsia caespitosa ssp. genuina (Reichenb.) Volk.
     Deschampsia caespitosa ssp. glauca (Hartman) Hartman
     Deschampsia caespitosa var. glauca (Hartman) Lindm. f., non Regel
     Deschampsia caespitosa var. intercotidalis Boivin
     Deschampsia caespitosa var. littoralis (Gaudin) Richter
     Deschampsia caespitosa var. longiflora Beal
     Deschampsia caespitosa var. mackenzieana (Raup) Boivin
     Deschampsia caespitosa var. maritima Vasey
     Deschampsia caespitosa ssp. orientalis Hultén
     Deschampsia caespitosa ssp. paramushirensis (Honda) Tzvelev
     Deschampsia caespitosa ssp. parviflora (Thuill.) Dumort.
     Deschampsia caespitosa var. parviflora (Thuill.) Coss. & Germ.
     Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) Beauv.
     Deschampsia cespitosa var. abbei Boivin
     Deschampsia cespitosa var. alpicola (Rydb.) A.& D. Löve & Kapoor
     Deschampsia cespitosa var. arctica Vasey
     Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. genuina (Reichenb.) Volk.
     Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. glauca (Hartman) Hartman
     Deschampsia cespitosa var. glauca (Hartman) Lindm. f., non Regel
     Deschampsia cespitosa var. intercotidalis Boivin
     Deschampsia cespitosa var. littoralis (Gaudin) Richter
     Deschampsia cespitosa var. longiflora Beal
     Deschampsia cespitosa var. mackenzieana (Raup) Boivin
     Deschampsia cespitosa var. maritima Vasey
     Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. orientalis Hultén
     Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. paramushirensis (Honda) Tzvelev
     Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. parviflora (Thuill.) Jarmolenko & Soo
     Deschampsia cespitosa var. parviflora (Thuill.) Coss. & Germ.
     Deschampsia glauca Hartman
     Deschampsia mackenzieana Raup
     Deschampsia paramushirensis Honda
     Deschampsia pumila (Ledeb.) Ostenf.
     Deschampsia sukatschewii (Popl.) Rosh.

Common Name(s): tufted hairgrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=40586, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 15842s1.jpg

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.
14072 Aster foliaceus  var. apricus   "alpine leafybract aster" 2 mi. N
15840 Bryophyte      same section
15845 Carex illota      "sheep sedge" same section
14073 Erigeron goodrichii      "Uinta Mountains fleabane" 2 mi. N
14070 Erigeron tener      "slender fleabane" same section
15847 Festuca ovina  var. brevifolia  925 ft. SE
14069 Gentiana algida      "Arctic gentian" 2229 ft. W
15843 Gentiana algida      "Arctic gentian" same section
14071 Gentiana calycosa      "mountain bog gentian" 1.1 mi. W
14074 Gentianella amarella      "northern dwarf-gentian" 2.1 mi. N
15848 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 925 ft. SE
15841 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" same section
15844 Potentilla ovina  var. decurrens   "sheep cinquefoil" same section
15851 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" same section
14068 Sedum rhodanthum     2061 ft. SW
15846 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Anderson Pass (Gap) Duchesne County, UT 938 ft. SW 12681  Mount Powell 
Kings Peak (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 2794 ft. S 13026  Kings Peak 
Gunsight Pass (Gap) Duchesne County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 11854  Kings Peak 
South Kings Peak (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 1.4 mi. S 13193  Mount Powell 
Cliff Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.8 mi. W 11451  Mount Powell 
Lake Blanchard (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 11172  Mount Powell 
Henrys Fork Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.5 mi. N 10824  Mount Powell 
Kings Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 2.5 mi. S 11454  Mount Powell 
Dollar Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. N 10791  Mount Powell 
Grass Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. N 10824  Mount Powell 
Irland Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. NW 11395  Mount Powell 
Castle Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.8 mi. NW 11369  Mount Powell 
Trail Rider Pass (Gap) Duchesne County, UT 3 mi. SE 11585  Kings Peak 
Painter Basin (Basin) Duchesne County, UT 2.7 mi. E 11162  Kings Peak 
Gilbert Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 13409  Kings Peak 
Mount Powell (Summit) Summit County, UT 2.7 mi. W 13035  Mount Powell 
Lake George Beard (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 11424  Kings Peak 
Gilbert Creek Basin (Basin) Duchesne County, UT 3.4 mi. NE 11457  Kings Peak 
Sawmill Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 4.3 mi. N 10663  Mount Powell 
Smiths Fork Pass (Gap) Summit County, UT 3.4 mi. W 11789  Mount Powell 


Taxon Links for species Deschampsia cespitosa  (L.) P. Beauv.

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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