Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09062 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Festuca ovina L.
Infraspecific    var. saximontana (Rydb.) Gleason
Common name   Rocky Mountain fescue
Donna M. Barnes   3687  
   with Larry St. Clair
Coll. Date 28 July 2003 
United States
Lemhi County
Locality Beaverhead Mountains, Morrison Pass, continental divide;
     Elev.: 8949 ft. (2728 m.)
Habitat Notes wind-swept sage flat, sheep grazed meadow. 
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 44° 37'  22" N, 113° 3'  23" 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.


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: 09062s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 15834s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15847s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09061 Antennaria umbrinella      "brown pussytoes" same section
09059 Eriogonum flavum      "alpine golden wild buckwheat" same section
09060 Minuartia obtusiloba      "alpine sandwort" same section
09058 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Long Canyon (Valley) Lemhi County, ID 1.4 mi. NW   Morrison Lake 
Lake Gulch (Valley) Beaverhead County, MT 1.5 mi. SE   Morrison Lake 
Horsethief Creek (Stream) Lemhi County, ID 1.4 mi. NW   Tepee Mountain 
Morrison Lake (Lake) Beaverhead County, MT 1.7 mi. SE 8170  Morrison Lake 
Baldy Mountain (Summit) Lemhi County, ID 2.2 mi. SW 10762  Morrison Lake 
Hildreth (Populated Place) Beaverhead County, MT 4.1 mi. N 7799  Tepee Mountain 
Wheetip Creek (Stream) Lemhi County, ID 3.5 mi. NW   Morrison Lake 
Meadow Creek (Stream) Lemhi County, ID 3.7 mi. NW   Tepee Mountain 
Sawlog Creek (Stream) Beaverhead County, MT 3.7 mi. E   Tepee Mountain 
Poison Creek (Stream) Lemhi County, ID 4.8 mi. NW   Tepee Mountain 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Beaverhead County, MT 4.8 mi. NE   Graphite Mountain 
Bog Creek (Stream) Lemhi County, ID 4.9 mi. NW   Tepee Mountain 
Tonsilitis Canyon (Valley) Beaverhead County, MT 5.2 mi. NE   Graphite Mountain 
Craver Creek (Stream) Beaverhead County, MT 5.5 mi. NE   Tepee Mountain 
Coyote Lake (Lake) Beaverhead County, MT 6.2 mi. SE 8265  Island Butte 


Taxon Links for species Festuca ovina  L.

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:

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