Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15834 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Festuca ovina L.
Infraspecific    var. saximontana (Rydb.) Gleason
Oliver Hansen   117  
   with Beth Hansen
Coll. Date 18 September 2010 
United States
Summit County
Locality Uinta Mountains, Henry’s Fork Basin, W shore of Dollar Lake;
     Elev.: 10827 ft. (3301 m.)
Habitat Notes alpine lake margins; associated species: Picea engelmannii, Salix glauca, perennial grasses. 
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° 49'  34.56" N, 110° 22'  38.28" 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.
Voucher Senior Thesis Voucher for Henry's Fork and Vicinity Checklist, Block 19, northern Utah and southern Wyoming. 


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: 15834s1.jpg

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

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14075 Agoseris glauca  var. cronquistii   "Cronquist's mountain dandelion" 2416 ft. S
14072 Aster foliaceus  var. apricus   "alpine leafybract aster" 1 mi. SE
15838 Danthonia intermedia      "timber oatgrass" same section
14073 Erigeron goodrichii      "Uinta Mountains fleabane" 1 mi. SE
14074 Gentianella amarella      "northern dwarf-gentian" same section
15839 Juncus triglumis      "three-hulled rush" same section
15829 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" same section
15830 Poa alpina      "alpine bluegrass" same section
15831 Poa glauca  var. glauca   "Greenland bluegrass" same section
15832 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" same section
15836 Potentilla rubricaulis      "red-stemmed cinquefoil" 1272 ft. NE
15828 Salix glauca  var. villosa   "grayleaf willow" same section
15833 Trifolium parryi  var. montanense  same section
15837 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Dollar Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 488 ft. NE 10791  Mount Powell 
Henrys Fork Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.8 mi. SW 10824  Mount Powell 
Grass Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. W 10824  Mount Powell 
Sawmill Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. N 10663  Mount Powell 
Elkhorn Crossing (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.8 mi. N 10381  Mount Powell 
Bear Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.8 mi. NW 10775  Mount Powell 
Irland Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. W 11395  Mount Powell 
Lake Blanchard (Lake) Summit County, UT 2 mi. SW 11172  Mount Powell 
Gunsight Pass (Gap) Duchesne County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 11854  Kings Peak 
Gilbert Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 1.9 mi. E 13409  Kings Peak 
Castle Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. W 11369  Mount Powell 
Anderson Pass (Gap) Duchesne County, UT 2.9 mi. S 12681  Mount Powell 
Cliff Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.9 mi. SW 11451  Mount Powell 
Kings Peak (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 3.3 mi. S 13026  Kings Peak 
Flat Top Mountain (Summit) Summit County, UT 2.7 mi. W 12123  Mount Powell 
Mount Powell (Summit) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. SW 13035  Mount Powell 
Gilbert Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.1 mi. E 10913  Kings Peak 
Alligator Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 4.1 mi. N 10040  Gilbert Peak NE 
South Kings Peak (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 4.1 mi. S 13193  Mount Powell 
Gilbert Creek Basin (Basin) Duchesne County, UT 3.3 mi. E 11457  Kings Peak 


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

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