Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08813 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Leucopoa kingii (S. Watson) W.A. Weber
Common name   spike fescue
D.M. Barnes   3537  
Coll. Date 12 July 2003 
United States
Tooele County
Locality Stansbury Mountain Range, wilderness trail beginning at Loop Campground, ca 0.25 mile along trail.
     Elev.: 7506 ft. (2288 m.)
Habitat Notes steep well vegetated E facing slope, loose quartzite rock. 
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° 28'  59" N, 112° 36'  24" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Leucopoa kingii (S. Wats.) W.A. Weber

     Festuca confinis Vasey
     Festuca kingii (S. Wats.) Cassidy
     Hesperochloa kingii (S. Wats.) Rydb.
     Poa kingii S. Wats.

Common Name(s): spike fescue, spike-fescue.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41832, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08813s1.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.
08812 Actaea rubra      "red baneberry" same section
08818 Agoseris glauca  var. agrestis   "field agoseris" same section
08832 Arnica cordifolia      "heart-leaf arnica" same section
08827 Boechera perennans     1.2 mi. S
08815 Claytonia lanceolata      "spear-leaf springbeauty" same section
08816 Collomia linearis      "tiny trumpet" same section
08820 Eremogone kingii      "King's sandwort" same section
08810 Galium bifolium      "twinleaf bedstraw" same section
08831 Hydrophyllum occidentale  var. watsonii  same section
08817 Lithophragma glabrum      "bulbous woodland-star" 1.2 mi. S
08819 Mitella stauropetala  var. stenopetala   "drywoods miterwort" same section
08828 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.2 mi. S
08829 Poa fendleriana  subsp. longiligula   "muttongrass" same section
08811 Sedum lanceolatum      "spearleaf stonecrop" same section
08821 Stellaria jamesiana     same section
08814 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" same section
08830 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Loop Campground (Locale) Tooele County, UT 418 ft. N 7353  Deseret Peak East 
Pockets Fork (Stream) Tooele County, UT 1078 ft. W   Deseret Peak West 
Dry Lake Fork (Stream) Tooele County, UT 1738 ft. SW   Deseret Peak East 
Mill Fork (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1811 ft. SW   Deseret Peak East 
Silver Drum Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 2786 ft. NE 7185  Deseret Peak East 
Upper Narrows Campground (Locale) Tooele County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 6874  Deseret Peak East 
Upper Narrows (Gap) Tooele County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 7176  Deseret Peak East 
Lower Narrows Campground (Locale) Tooele County, UT 1 mi. NE 6841  Deseret Peak East 
South Willow Lake (Lake) Tooele County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 9151  Deseret Peak West 
North Willow Lake (Lake) Tooele County, UT 1.5 mi. NW 8796  Deseret Peak East 
Lower Narrows (Gap) Tooele County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 6933  Deseret Peak East 
Third Term Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 1.8 mi. N 8432  North Willow Canyon 
Metal Queen Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 1.9 mi. N 8143  North Willow Canyon 
Boy Scout Campground (Locale) Tooele County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 6477  Deseret Peak East 
Medina Flat Trailhead (Locale) Tooele County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 6644  Deseret Peak East 
Deseret Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 10899  Deseret Peak West 
South Willow Guard Station (Locale) Tooele County, UT 2 mi. NE 6329  Deseret Peak East 
Box Elder Pass (Gap) Tooele County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 8439  Deseret Peak East 
Intake Campground (Locale) Tooele County, UT 2.1 mi. NE 6273  Deseret Peak East 
Black Buck Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 6464  North Willow Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Leucopoa kingii  (S. Watson) W.A. Weber

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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