Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12440 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Festuca idahoensis Elmer
Infraspecific    subsp. idahoensis 
Common name   Idaho fescue
T. Cramer   723  
Coll. Date 16 June 1994 
United States
Sublette County
Locality Green River Basin, southern end, on the E side of the Prospect Mountains, ca 17 air miles W of South Padd City.
     Elev.: 8000 ft. (2439 m.)
Habitat Notes sagebrush slopes, hills, open rocky ridges, aspen groves, pine stands. 
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 42° 27'  14" N, 109° 7'  4" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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: 12440s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01037s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10853s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Prospect Mountains Mine (Mine) Sweetwater County, WY 1.1 mi. SE 7786  Halls Meadow Spring 
Juel Ranch (Locale) Sublette County, WY 2.5 mi. N 7927  Halls Meadow Spring 
Prospect Mountains (Range) Sublette County, WY 2.2 mi. NW 8268  Prospect Mountains 
Ord Creek (Stream) Sublette County, WY 3.5 mi. N   Jensen Meadows 
Blucher Creek (Stream) Fremont County, WY 2.8 mi. E   Jensen Meadows 
Wolf Creek (Stream) Sublette County, WY 4.3 mi. N   Jensen Meadows 
White Acorn Ranch (Locale) Sublette County, WY 5.3 mi. N 8140  Sweetwater Needles 
Anderson-Hawke Mine (Mine) Fremont County, WY 4.4 mi. NE 8081  Halls Meadow Spring 
Alkali Draw (Valley) Sublette County, WY 5.2 mi. SW   Prospect Mountains 
Clear Creek (Stream) Fremont County, WY 5.7 mi. NE   Sweetwater Needles 
Jensen Meadows (Flat) Sublette County, WY 6.1 mi. N 8019  Jensen Meadows 
Continental Divide Ditch (Canal) Sublette County, WY 6.2 mi. NW 8025  Jensen Meadows 


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

Google Images

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