Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09110 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Poa glauca Vahl
Infraspecific    subsp. rupicola (Nash ex Rydb.) W.A. Weber
Common name   timberline bluegrass
J.G. Harris   3497  
   with D. Axford
Coll. Date 31 July 2003 
United States
White Pine County
Locality Great Basin National Park, Snake Range, Park Ridge NW of Wheeler Peak.
     Elev.: 12398 ft. (3780 m.)
Habitat Notes quartzite ledges and scree; alpine tundra 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 38° 59'  20" N, 114° 19'  0.01" 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):

     Poa glauca ssp. rupicola (Nash ex Rydb.) W.A. Weber

     Poa glauca var. rupicola (Nash ex Rydb.) Boivin
     Poa rupicola Nash ex Rydb.

Common Name(s): timberline bluegrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=524544, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Poa
                                        Species: Poa glauca
                                            Subspecies: Poa glauca ssp. rupicola


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 05105s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 06106s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06297s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06767s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09117s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15821s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15831s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09112 Calamagrostis purpurascens      "purple reedgrass" 2693 ft. W
09142 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" same section
09125 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" 1682 ft. SW
09139 Geum rossii  var. turbinatum   "Ross' avens" 1682 ft. SW
09162 Hulsea algida      "Pacific alpinegold" 2693 ft. W
09131 Minuartia rubella      "beautiful sandwort" same section
09166 Oxyria digyna      "alpine mountainsorrel" 1682 ft. SW
09163 Oxytropis parryi      "Parry's oxytrope" same section
09138 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" same section
09165 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" 1682 ft. SW
09132 Potentilla rubricaulis      "red-stemmed cinquefoil" same section
09164 Ranunculus eschscholtzii  var. eschscholtzii   "Eschscholtz's buttercup" 1682 ft. SW
09170 Silene acaulis  var. subacaulescens   "moss catchfly" same section
09111 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" 1682 ft. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Wheeler Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 1400 ft. SE 12993  Wheeler Peak 
Bristlecone Pine Interpretive Trail (Trail) White Pine County, NV 0.7 mi. NE 10716  Wheeler Peak 
Teresa Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 1 mi. N 10276  Windy Peak 
Stella Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 1.1 mi. N 10414  Windy Peak 
Baker Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 1.3 mi. S 11851  Wheeler Peak 
Solace Loop (Trail) White Pine County, NV 1.3 mi. N 10165  Windy Peak 
Jeff Davis Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 1 mi. E 12766  Wheeler Peak 
Brown Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 1.3 mi. NE 10207  Windy Peak 
Blue Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 1.3 mi. NE 10227  Windy Peak 
Wheeler Peak Campground (Locale) White Pine County, NV 1.7 mi. NE 9866  Windy Peak 
Baker Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 2.2 mi. S 10634  Wheeler Peak 
Bald Mountain (Summit) White Pine County, NV 2.2 mi. N 11497  Windy Peak 
Treasure Lake (Lake) White Pine County, NV 2.2 mi. S 10565  Wheeler Peak 
North Fork Baker Creek (Stream) White Pine County, NV 2.4 mi. SE   Wheeler Peak 
Tungsten Mining District (Civil) White Pine County, NV 2.2 mi. W 8157  Wheeler Peak 
Buck Mountain (Summit) White Pine County, NV 2.8 mi. N 10932  Windy Peak 
Hub Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 2.6 mi. SW 7756  Wheeler Peak 
Tungsten Mines Post Office (historical) (Post Office) White Pine County, NV 2.6 mi. SW 7678  Wheeler Peak 
Pyramid Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 3 mi. S 11835  Wheeler Peak 
Blue Ridge (Ridge) White Pine County, NV 3.2 mi. N 10555  Windy Peak 


Taxon Links for species Poa glauca  Vahl

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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