Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05787 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Festuca brachyphylla Schult. ex Schult. & Schult. f.
Infraspecific    subsp. brachyphylla 
Common name   alpine fescue
Donna M. Barnes   1102  
Coll. Date 24 May 2001 
United States
Wasatch County
Locality Highway 32, just before west entrance to Mirror Lake State Park; dirt road on N side of highway.
     Elev.: 7006 ft. (2136 m.)
Habitat Notes ponderosa pine-mountain brush community; dry meadow; black rocky 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 40° 37'  N, 111° 11'  W
Township Range T4N, R9E, Sec. 34  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Festuca brachyphylla ssp. brachyphylla J.A. Schultes ex J.A. & J.H. Schultes

     Festuca brevifolia R. Br., non Muhl.
     Festuca ovina var. alpina (Gaudin.) W.D.J. Koch
     Festuca ovina var. borealis Lange
     Festuca ovina var. brachyphylla (J.A. Schultes ex J.A. & J.H. Schultes) Piper ex A.S. Hitchc
     Festuca ovina ssp. brevifolia (S. Wats.) Hack. p.p.
     Festuca ovina var. brevifolia S. Wats. p.p.

Common Name(s): alpine fescue.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=524069, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05780 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" same section
05783 Camissonia subacaulis      "long-leaf suncup" same section
05778 Carex leporinella      "Sierra hare sedge" same section
05781 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" same section
05776 Collomia linearis      "tiny trumpet" same section
05775 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  same section
01568 Eriogonum heracleoides      "parsnip-flowered wild buckwheat" 1.2 mi. N
05785 Hackelia patens  var. harrisonii   "Harrison's stickseed" same section
01436 Helianthella uniflora      "one-flowered little sunflower" 1.2 mi. N
05773 Hydrophyllum capitatum  var. capitatum   "purple cat's breeches" same section
05782 Leptosiphon septentrionalis      "northern linanthus" same section
05784 Lomatium grayi  var. grayi   "Gray's biscuitroot" same section
05770 Melica bulbosa      "onion-grass" same section
05772 Microseris nutans      "nodding silverpuffs" same section
05786 Poa abbreviata  subsp. pattersonii   "Patterson's bluegrass" same section
01437 Sanguisorba minor      "small burnet" 1.2 mi. N
05771 Senecio crassulus      "thick-leaf ragwort" same section
05774 Smilacina stellata      "starry false Solomon's Seal" same section
05779 Thelypodium sagittatum  var. sagittatum   "arrow thelypody" same section
05777 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Yellow Pine Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 0.8 mi. N   Hoyt Peak 
Slate Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Hoyt Peak 
Yellow Pine Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 7231  Hoyt Peak 
Failure Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. E   Woodland 
Red Pine Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. W   Woodland 
Samak (Populated Place) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. W 6877  Woodland 
Talyor Fork (Stream) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. E   Woodland 
Beaver Creek Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. E 7356  Woodland 
Coop Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 2.2 mi. E   Erickson Basin 
Kamas Fish Hatchery (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.4 mi. W 6769  Woodland 
Cedar Fork (Stream) Summit County, UT 2.5 mi. NW   Hoyt Peak 
Left Fork Rileys Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 3.2 mi. S   Woodland 
Moon Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 2.6 mi. W   Woodland 
Taylors Fork Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.6 mi. E 7438  Woodland 
Left-hand Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 2.6 mi. W   Hoyt Peak 
Svedes Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 3.2 mi. S   Woodland 
Woodland Cemetery (Cemetery) Summit County, UT 3.1 mi. SW 6890  Woodland 
Shingle Creek Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 2.6 mi. E 7458  Woodland 
Rileys Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 3.4 mi. S   Woodland 
Left Fork Beaver Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 2.7 mi. W   Hoyt Peak 


Taxon Links for species Festuca brachyphylla  Schult. ex Schult. & Schult. f.

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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