Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00559 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Festuca brachyphylla Schult. ex Schult. & Schult. f.
Infraspecific    subsp. brachyphylla 
Common name   alpine fescue
R. Collins   618  
Coll. Date 17 August 1979 
United States
Juab County
Locality N up Mount Nebo, Nebo Basin Trail.
     Elev.: 11139 ft. (3396 m.)
Habitat Notes ridge top, shaley, W facing slopes. 
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 39° 48'  16" N, 111° 38'  54" W
Township Range T12S, R2E, Sec. 1  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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):
specimen image: 00559s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 05787s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06296s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 07821s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08054s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09114s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 11276s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00567 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" same section
00556 Elymus scribneri      "spreading wheatgrass" same section
00565 Elymus trachycaulus  subsp. trachycaulus   "slender wheatgrass" same section
00569 Elymus trachycaulus  subsp. trachycaulus   "slender wheatgrass" same section
00627 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. grayi   "Gray's wild buckwheat" same section
00557 Festuca brachyphylla  subsp. brachyphylla   "alpine fescue" same section
00558 Lupinus argenteus  var. utahensis   "Utah silky lupine" same section
00563 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" same section
00568 Ranunculus adoneus      "alpine buttercup" same section
00626 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" same section
00564 Scrophularia lanceolata      "spear-leaf figwort" same section
00628 Sedum debile      "orpine stonecrop" same section
00561 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
00562 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Summit Trail (Trail) Juab County, UT 1801 ft. NE 8317  Nebo Basin 
Golden Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 8124  Nebo Basin 
Upper Pasture (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N 7330  Nebo Basin 
Corral Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. N   Nebo Basin 
Sawmill Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. N   Nebo Basin 
Red Rock Pasture (Flat) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. N 6713  Nebo Basin 
Middle Fork Pole Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 2.4 mi. S   Nebo Basin 
Right Fork Pole Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 2.5 mi. S   Spencer Canyon 
Devils Kitchen (Area) Juab County, UT 2.1 mi. W 8262  Nebo Basin 
Black Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Nebo Basin 
Red Creek Flat (Flat) Juab County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 7261  Nebo Basin 
Left Fork Pole Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 2.8 mi. SW   Nebo Basin 
Trail Pass (Gap) Juab County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 7172  Nebo Basin 
Holman Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. N   Payson Lakes 
Slab Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.2 mi. N   Nebo Basin 
Hop Creek Ridge (Ridge) Juab County, UT 3.5 mi. S 8278  Nebo Basin 
Left Fork Slab Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.4 mi. N   Nebo Basin 
Bear Trap Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 3.6 mi. N 7546  Nebo Basin 
Beaver Dam Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 3.8 mi. N   Payson Lakes 
Left Fork Spencer Canyon (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 3.3 mi. E   Spencer Canyon 


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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