Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10853 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Festuca idahoensis Elmer
Infraspecific    subsp. idahoensis 
Common name   Idaho fescue
Donna M. Barnes   4766  
Coll. Date 03 August 2005 
United States
San Juan County
Locality La Sal Loop, Burro Pass, saddle, [La Sal Mountains, saddle S of Burro Pass];
     Elev.: 11162 ft. (3403 m.)
Habitat Notes shallow, rocky soils. 
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° 29'  32" N, 109° 14'  1" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Festuca idahoensis var. idahoensis Elmer

Common Name(s): Idaho fescue.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528165, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10853s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01037s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12440s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06651 Arenaria congesta     1.4 mi. SW
06624 Arnica cordifolia      "heart-leaf arnica" 1.4 mi. SW
06625 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" 1.4 mi. SW
10806 Arnica parryi      "Parry's arnica" 1 mi. S
06626 Arnica parryi      "Parry's arnica" 1.4 mi. SW
10802 Arnica x diversifolia  hybrid [amplexicaulis or mollis x cordifolia or latifolia]   "hybrid arnica" 1 mi. S
06654 Cardamine cordifolia      "heart-leaf bittercress" 1.4 mi. SW
10849 Castilleja occidentalis      "western yellow paintbrush" same section
06656 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "sulphur paintbrush" 1.4 mi. SW
06658 Conioselinum scopulorum      "Rocky Mountain hemlock parsley" 1.4 mi. SW
10848 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" same section
06627 Delphinium occidentale  var. barbeyi   "subalpine larkspur" 1.4 mi. SW
10852 Eremogone fendleri      "Fendler's sandwort" same section
06632 Erigeron elatior      "tall fleabane" 1.4 mi. SW
06630 Helenium hoopesii      "orange sneezeweed" 1.4 mi. SW
06629 Helianthella quinquenervis      "fivenerve little sunflower" 1.4 mi. SW
06631 Helianthella uniflora      "one-flowered little sunflower" 1.4 mi. SW
10804 Helianthus nuttallii      "Nuttall's sunflower" 1 mi. S
06621 Heterotheca villosa      "hairy goldenaster" 1.4 mi. SW
10807 Juncus mertensianus      "Mertens' rush" 1 mi. S
10790 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. leucanthus   "white-flowered Lanszwert's vetchling" same section
10851 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" same section
10850 Pedicularis bracteosa  var. paysoniana   "Payson's towering lousewort" same section
10803 Pedicularis bracteosa  var. paysoniana   "Payson's towering lousewort" 1 mi. S
06650 Pedicularis racemosa      "sickle-top lousewort" 1.4 mi. SW
10800 Pedicularis racemosa  var. alba   "sickle-top lousewort" 1 mi. S
10855 Phacelia hastata      "silverleaf scorpionweed" same section
06660 Phleum alpinum      "alpine timothy" 1.4 mi. SW
06661 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" 1.4 mi. SW
06659 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" 1.4 mi. SW
06655 Potentilla gracilis  var. pulcherrima   "beautiful cinquefoil" 1.4 mi. SW
06653 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1.4 mi. SW
10805 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1 mi. S
06623 Senecio triangularis      "arrow-leaf ragwort" 1.4 mi. SW
10854 Sibbaldia procumbens      "creeping sibbaldia" same section
06628 Solidago multiradiata      "low goldenrod" 1.4 mi. SW
10801 Trifolium kingii  var. kingii   "King's clover" 1 mi. S
10798 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" 1 mi. S
06657 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" 1.4 mi. SW
06622 Viguiera multiflora  var. multiflora   "showy goldeneye" 1.4 mi. SW
10799 Zigadenus elegans      "mountain death camas" 1 mi. S
06652 Zigadenus elegans      "mountain death camas" 1.4 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Geyser Pass (Gap) San Juan County, UT 2176 ft. S 10532  Mount Peale 
Burro Pass (Gap) Grand County, UT 0.9 mi. N 11175  Mount Waas 
Haystack Mountain (Summit) San Juan County, UT 0.9 mi. NW 11621  Mount Peale 
Manns Peak (Summit) Grand County, UT 1.7 mi. N 12153  Mount Waas 
Dry Fork Mill Creek (Stream) Grand County, UT 1.6 mi. NW   Mount Waas 
Wet Fork Mill Creek (Stream) Grand County, UT 1.7 mi. NW   Mount Waas 
Clark Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 1.5 mi. W 9403  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Mount Mellenthin (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2 mi. S 12592  Mount Peale 
Mount Tomasaki (Summit) Grand County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 12097  Mount Waas 
Blue Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 2 mi. SE 10063  Mount Peale 
Oowah Campground (Locale) Grand County, UT 2.2 mi. W 8806  Warner Lake 
Gold Basin (Basin) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 10066  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Lake Oowah Dam (Dam) Grand County, UT 2.3 mi. W 8793  Warner Lake 
Lake Oowah (Reservoir) Grand County, UT 2.3 mi. W 8793  Warner Lake 
La Sal Mountains (Range) San Juan County, UT 3 mi. S 11667  Mount Peale 
Beaver Basin (Basin) Grand County, UT 2.9 mi. N 10302  Mount Waas 
Gold Basin Tower (Tower) San Juan County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 10004  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Mount Waas (Summit) Grand County, UT 3.3 mi. N 12153  Mount Waas 
Warner Lake (Reservoir) Grand County, UT 2.8 mi. NW 9377  Warner Lake 
Boren Mesa (Summit) Grand County, UT 2.6 mi. W 9180  Warner Lake 


Taxon Links for species Festuca idahoensis  Elmer

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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