Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08450 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Vulpia microstachys (Nutt.) Munro
Infraspecific    var. pauciflora (Scribn. ex Beal) Lonard & Gould
Common name   Pacific small fescue
Donna M. Barnes   3217  
Coll. Date 29 April 2003 
United States
Washington County
Locality Highway 18, Snow Canyon, White Rocks Trail.
     Elev.: 4232 ft. (1290 m.)
Habitat Notes in sand at base of sandstone outcrop. 
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° 14'  16" N, 113° 38'  11" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Vulpia microstachys var. pauciflora (Scribn. ex Beal) Lonard & Gould

     Festuca microstachys var. pauciflora Scribn. ex Beal
     Festuca microstachys var. simulans (Hoover) Hoover
     Festuca pacifica Piper
     Festuca pacifica var. simulans Hoover
     Festuca reflexa Buckl.
     Vulpia pacifica (Piper) Rydb.
     Vulpia reflexa (Buckl.) Rydb.

Common Name(s): Pacific fescue.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=530860, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08450s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08447 Bromus rubens      "red brome" same section
08449 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" same section
08446 Centrostegia thurberi      "Thurber's spineflower" same section
08457 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" same section
08455 Cryptantha confertiflora      "basin yellow cat's eye" same section
08444 Descurainia sophia      "flix weed" same section
08445 Eriastrum sparsiflorum      "Great Basin woollystar" same section
08454 Gilia brecciarum  subsp. brecciarum   "Nevada gilia" same section
08451 Lomatium parryi      "Parry's desert parsley" same section
08453 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" same section
08456 Phacelia ivesiana  var. ivesiana   "Ives' scorpionweed" same section
08448 Rhamnus betulifolia      "birchleaf buckthorn" same section
08452 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
08443 Sisymbrium altissimum      "tall tumblemustard" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Winter Quarters (Valley) Washington County, UT 1747 ft. W   Santa Clara 
Snow Canyon State Park (Park) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. N 4531  Veyo 
Wide Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N   Saddle Mountain 
Diamond Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 4538  Saddle Mountain 
Rock Hollow Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. NE   Saddle Mountain 
Snow Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. S   Veyo 
Snow Canyon Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. S 3370  Santa Clara 
Diamond Valley Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 4689  Saddle Mountain 
Lava Ridge (Ridge) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. SE 4810  Washington 
Big Sand (Flat) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. S 3786  Washington 
Alger Gulch (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. NE   Saddle Mountain 
Red Mountains (Range) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. W 4705  Santa Clara 
Alger Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. SE   Saddle Mountain 
Snow Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. S 3284  Santa Clara 
Hellhole (Basin) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. SW 3429  Santa Clara 
North Black Rocks (Summit) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. S 3068  Santa Clara 
Cedar Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. E 5092  Washington 
Yellow Knolls (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. SE 4216  Washington 
Black Gulch (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. SE   Washington 
Ivins (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 5.3 mi. SW 3081  Santa Clara 


Taxon Links for species Vulpia microstachys  (Nutt.) Munro

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

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