Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01037 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Festuca idahoensis Elmer
Infraspecific    subsp. idahoensis 
Common name   Idaho fescue
J.G. Harris   2328  
Coll. Date 22 July 1990 
United States
Piute County
Locality Tushar Mountains, Big Flat.
     Elev.: 10037 ft. (3060 m.)
Habitat Notes subalpine meadow; dry soil. 
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° 15'  43" N, 112° 21'  40" W
Township Range T29S, R4W, Sec. 30  
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: 01037s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 10853s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12440s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01035 Antennaria corymbosa      "flat-top pussytoes" same section
01038 Erigeron ursinus      "Bear River fleabane" same section
01042 Geum triflorum  var. ciliatum   "old man's whiskers" same section
00961 Haplopappus clementis      "Clement's goldenweed" same section
01036 Helenium hoopesii      "orange sneezeweed" same section
00185 Lesquerella       "bladderpod" 2.1 mi. S
00192 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 2.1 mi. S
01040 Phleum alpinum      "alpine timothy" same section
01041 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" same section
01039 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" same section
00186 Ranunculus glaberrimus  var. ellipticus   "sagebrush buttercup" 1.2 mi. N
01043 Zigadenus elegans      "mountain death camas" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Long Flat (Flat) Piute County, UT 2870 ft. NE 9892  Delano Peak 
Rigger Park (Flat) Piute County, UT 0.7 mi. E 9751  Delano Peak 
Big Flat (Flat) Beaver County, UT 1.2 mi. N 10194  Delano Peak 
Harmony Park (Flat) Beaver County, UT 1.3 mi. NW 10086  Shelly Baldy Peak 
Gunsight Flat (Flat) Beaver County, UT 1.2 mi. W 9830  Shelly Baldy Peak 
Grindstone Flat (Flat) Piute County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 9279  Delano Peak 
Big Flat Guard Station (Locale) Beaver County, UT 1.8 mi. N 10083  Delano Peak 
Baker Spring (Spring) Piute County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 9384  Delano Peak 
Peterson Flat (Flat) Beaver County, UT 1.6 mi. W 9932  Shelly Baldy Peak 
Beetle Creek (Stream) Beaver County, UT 2 mi. N   Delano Peak 
Briggs Camp Creek (Stream) Beaver County, UT 2 mi. SW   Circleville Mountain 
Betenson Flat (Flat) Beaver County, UT 2.3 mi. S 9682  Circleville 
Briggs Camp (Locale) Beaver County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 9653  Circleville Mountain 
Buck Ridge (Ridge) Beaver County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 9876  Shelly Baldy Peak 
Fullmers Cabins (Locale) Beaver County, UT 2.9 mi. SW 9889  Circleville Mountain 
Hy Hunt Creek (Stream) Beaver County, UT 2.9 mi. NW   Delano Peak 
Hi Hunt Creek (Stream) Beaver County, UT 2.9 mi. NW   Delano Peak 
Oak Basin (Basin) Piute County, UT 2.8 mi. SE 7454  Circleville 
Otter Lake (Lake) Beaver County, UT 3.2 mi. N 9571  Delano Peak 
City Creek Park (Park) Piute County, UT 2.7 mi. E 7651  Delano Peak 


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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