Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 07691 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
PoaceaePoaceaePoaceae  
Species Festuca brachyphylla Schult. ex Schult. & Schult. f.
Common name   alpine fescue
Collector(s)
Donna M. Barnes   2852  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 19 June 2002 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Iron County
Locality Brian Head, view area the summit of the mountain, [W side of Brian Head Peak Road (FR 047)];
     Elev.: 11353 ft. (3461 m.)
Habitat Notes bare, windswept meadow, caespitose 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 37° 40'  54" N, 112° 49'  50" 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.

Taxonomy


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

     Festuca brachyphylla J.A. Schultes ex J.A. & J.H. Schultes

Common Name(s): alpine fescue.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=40794, click for more information and references)

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

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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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.
14294 Abies lasiocarpa      "subalpine fir" 1423 ft. W
15618 Agoseris glauca  var. dasycephala   "short mountain dandelion" 1.5 mi. SE
07684 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
08599 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 1.1 mi. W
07679 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
08598 Arabis drummondii      "Drummond's rockcress" 1.1 mi. W
07687 Carex arapahoensis      "Arapaho sedge" same section
08587 Cymopterus lemmonii      "Lemmon's spring parsley" 1.1 mi. W
08504 Cymopterus lemmonii      "Lemmon's spring parsley" 1.3 mi. SW
07545 Cymopterus minimus      "least spring parsley" same section
14298 Dasiphora fruticosa      "shrubby cinquefoil" 1.6 mi. S
07675 Delphinium barbeyi      "subalpine larkspur" same section
07670 Draba aurea      "golden whitlow-cress" same section
07681 Draba subalpina      "subalpine whitlow-cress" same section
07673 Elymus scribneri      "spreading wheatgrass" same section
14304 Ericameria discoidea      "whitestem goldenbush" 1.8 mi. S
07671 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" same section
06034 Eriogonum panguicense  var. alpestre   "Cedar Breaks wild buckwheat" 1.7 mi. S
07569 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. porteri  same section
07677 Geum rossii  var. turbinatum   "Ross' avens" same section
07669 Geum triflorum  var. ciliatum   "old man's whiskers" same section
08601 Geum triflorum  var. ciliatum   "old man's whiskers" 1.1 mi. W
14292 Juniperus communis      "common juniper" 1423 ft. W
09395 Lecanora argopholis      "rim lichen" same section
08589 Lesquerella wardii      "Ward's bladderpod" 1.1 mi. W
07680 Lesquerella wardii      "Ward's bladderpod" same section
07688 Leucopoa kingii      "spike fescue" same section
07674 Mertensia arizonica      "aspen bluebells" same section
08600 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 1.1 mi. W
08590 Oxytropis oreophila  var. oreophila   "mountain oxytrope" 1.1 mi. W
07567 Phlox gladiformis      "musky phlox" same section
08592 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" 1.1 mi. W
14291 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" 1423 ft. W
14293 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" 1423 ft. W
14305 Pinus longaeva      "Great Basin bristlecone pine" same section
07686 Poa interior      "interior bluegrass" same section
07672 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" same section
08595 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. delicatum  1.1 mi. W
07568 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. delicatum  same section
08602 Potentilla concinna      "elegant cinquefoil" 1.1 mi. W
08591 Potentilla concinna      "elegant cinquefoil" 1.1 mi. W
07678 Potentilla hippiana      "woolly cinquefoil" same section
07676 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" same section
08597 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" 1.1 mi. W
14639 Ribes inerme      "whitestem gooseberry" 285 ft. W
07690 Ribes inerme      "whitestem gooseberry" same section
14296 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1423 ft. W
14295 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1423 ft. W
14306 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" same section
14297 Salix arizonica      "Arizona willow" 1.6 mi. S
07689 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  same section
07683 Saxifraga rhomboidea      "diamond-leaf saxifrage" same section
08588 Smelowskia calycina  var. americana   "American false candytuft" 1.1 mi. W
07685 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section
04859 Synthyris laciniata      "western kittentails" 218 ft. S
07682 Thelypodium sagittatum  var. ovalifolium  same section
09394 Xanthoparmelia wyomingica      "Wyoming xanthoparmelia lichen" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Brian Head (Summit) Iron County, UT 307 ft. SW 11306  Brian Head 
Brian Head Ski Area (Locale) Iron County, UT 0.8 mi. N 10299  Brian Head 
Mammoth Summit (Summit) Iron County, UT 1.1 mi. S 10440  Brian Head 
Bear Flat (Flat) Iron County, UT 1.2 mi. NW 9823  Brian Head 
Brian Head (Populated Place) Iron County, UT 1.3 mi. NW 9777  Brian Head 
North View (Populated Place) Iron County, UT 1.7 mi. S 10440  Brian Head 
Orange Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 9895  Brian Head 
Navajo Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 2 mi. NW 9922  Brian Head 
Columbine Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 2.4 mi. S 9869  Brian Head 
Navajo Point (Summit) Iron County, UT 1.9 mi. W 10535  Brian Head 
The Highleap (Cliff) Iron County, UT 2.5 mi. S 9292  Brian Head 
Labyrinth Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 2.5 mi. S   Brian Head 
Highleap Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 2.5 mi. S   Brian Head 
Sidney Peaks (Summit) Iron County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 10847  Brian Head 
Lavender Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 2.6 mi. S   Brian Head 
Columbine Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 2.8 mi. S   Brian Head 
Adams Barrier (Ridge) Iron County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 9600  Brian Head 
Snow Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 9544  Brian Head 
Louder Ranger Station (Locale) Iron County, UT 2.4 mi. E 10279  Brian Head 
Cedar Breaks National Monument (Park) Iron County, UT 2.9 mi. S 8570  Brian Head 

Links

Taxon Links for species Festuca brachyphylla  Schult. ex Schult. & Schult. f.

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

Google Images

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Festuca+brachyphylla

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