Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04604 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Festuca saximontana Rydb.
Infraspecific    var. saximontana 
Common name   Rocky Mountain fescue
Donna M. Barnes   531  
Coll. Date 20 July 2000 
United States
Utah County
Locality Right Fork American Fork Canyon, Mutual Dell.
Habitat Notes spruce-fir community. 
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° 26'  29" N, 111° 39'  15" W
Township Range T4S, R3E, Sec. 30, NE 1/4  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Festuca saximontana var. saximontana Rydb.

     Festuca brachyphylla var. rydbergii (St.-Yves) Cronq.
     Festuca ovina var. rydbergii St.-Yves
     Festuca ovina var. saximontana (Rydb.) Gleason

Common Name(s): Rocky Mountain fescue.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528169, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Festuca
                                        Species: Festuca saximontana
                                            Variety: Festuca saximontana var. saximontana


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04604s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03584s1.jpg 
specimen image: 04482s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08886s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09062s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15073 Acer glabrum      "Rocky Mountain maple" 1 mi. SW
08932 Acer glabrum  var. glabrum   "New Mexico maple" 1.4 mi. SE
08952 Actaea rubra      "red baneberry" 1.4 mi. SE
08926 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" 1.4 mi. SE
04440 Agropyron cristatum  subsp. cristatum   "crested wheatgrass" 1 mi. W
04603 Agrostis exarata      "spike bentgrass" same section
07564 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 1.3 mi. SE
05150 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" same section
13667 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" same section
03887 Balsamorhiza macrophylla      "cut-leaf balsamroot" 1 mi. W
07557 Carex hoodii      "Hood's sedge" 1.3 mi. SE
03873 Carex raynoldsii      "Raynolds' sedge" 1 mi. W
13665 Ceanothus velutinus  var. velutinus   "snowbrush" 1 mi. SW
07562 Clematis columbiana      "Rocky Mountain clematis" 1.3 mi. SE
14772 Clematis occidentalis      "purple virgins-bower" same section
05066 Clematis occidentalis  var. grosseserrata   "purple virgins-bower" same section
02835 Corallorhiza striata      "striped coralroot" 1 mi. N
05151 Corallorhiza striata      "striped coralroot" same section
08933 Cornus sericea      "redosier dogwood" 1.4 mi. SE
08931 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 1.4 mi. SE
08927 Epilobium halleanum      "glandular willowherb" 1.4 mi. SE
07559 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" 1.3 mi. SE
02833 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" 1 mi. N
08928 Gayophytum decipiens      "deceptive groundsmoke" 1.4 mi. SE
02834 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" 1 mi. W
04416 Juncus tenuis      "poverty rush" same section
13664 Juniperus communis  var. depressa   "common juniper" 1 mi. SW
08930 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. lanszwertii   "Lanszwert's vetchling" 1.4 mi. SE
08950 Lonicera involucrata  var. involucrata   "twinberry honeysuckle" 1.4 mi. SE
08846 Mentzelia dispersa      "bushy blazingstar" same section
02842 Mimulus tilingii      "Tiling's monkeyflower" 1.4 mi. SW
13666 Paxistima myrsinites      "Oregon boxleaf" same section
03885 Phacelia heterophylla  var. heterophylla   "variable-leaf scorpionweed" 1 mi. W
07560 Physaria garrettii      "Garrett's bladderpod" 1.3 mi. SE
08951 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1.4 mi. SE
13663 Picea pungens      "Colorado blue spruce" 1 mi. SW
02258 Pinus contorta     1 mi. W
13662 Pinus contorta  var. latifolia   "lodgepole pine" 1 mi. SW
02269 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" 1 mi. W
13660 Pinus ponderosa  var. scopulorum   "Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine" 1 mi. SW
08922 Plagiobothrys scouleri      "Scouler's popcornflower" 1.4 mi. SE
08929 Potentilla glandulosa  var. pseudorupestris   "rock-loving sticky cinquefoil" 1.4 mi. SE
03884 Potentilla gracilis  var. fastigiata   "slender cinquefoil" 1 mi. W
02836 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" 1 mi. W
13657 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" 1 mi. SW
14773 Ribes hudsonianum      "northern black currant" same section
08847 Ribes hudsonianum  var. petiolare   "western black currant" 1.1 mi. W
07563 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1.3 mi. SE
13832 Ribes viscosissimum      "sticky currant" 1.2 mi. SE
13833 Ribes wolfii      "Wolf's currant" 1.2 mi. SE
08953 Rubus parviflorus      "thimbleberry" 2275 ft. S
14768 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" same section
14769 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" same section
14771 Salix scouleriana      "Scouler's willow" same section
14770 Salix x fragilis  hybrid [alba x euxina]   "crack willow" same section
08934 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  1.4 mi. SE
08935 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  1.4 mi. SE
03883 Sanguisorba minor      "small burnet" 1 mi. W
04365 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1 mi. W
14778 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" same section
08936 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" 1.4 mi. SE
08837 Veronica biloba      "twolobe speedwell" same section
07561 Viola canadensis      "Canadian white violet" 1.3 mi. SE
03886 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" 1 mi. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mutual Dell Organization Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 6470  Timpanogos Cave 
Mutual Dell (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 6503  Timpanogos Cave 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. NE   Timpanogos Cave 
South Fork Ranger Station (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. N 6086  Timpanogos Cave 
Pine Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. NE   Aspen Grove 
South Fork American Fork Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Aspen Grove 
Roadhouse Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1 mi. N 6516  Timpanogos Cave 
Echo Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. N 6106  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpooneke Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SE 7363  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpooneke Guard Station (Locale) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SE 7300  Timpanogos Cave 
Altamont Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 7248  Timpanogos Cave 
Little Mill Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NW   Timpanogos Cave 
Little Mill Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 6050  Timpanogos Cave 
Woolly Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. S 8964  Timpanogos Cave 
Gray Cliff Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. NW 6047  Timpanogos Cave 
Martin Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. N 6316  Timpanogos Cave 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. W   Timpanogos Cave 
North Mill Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. W 6113  Timpanogos Cave 
Scout Falls (Falls) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. S 8334  Timpanogos Cave 
Warnick Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2 mi. N 6345  Timpanogos Cave 


Taxon Links for species Festuca saximontana  Rydb.

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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