Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07218 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Poa arctica R. Br.
Infraspecific    subsp. arctica 
Common name   arctic bluegrass
Donna M. Barnes   2589  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 09 July 2002 
United States
Uintah County
Locality Uinta Mountains, Oaks Park Reservoir, dry margins of the reservoir.
     Elev.: 9302 ft. (2836 m.)
Habitat Notes sandy gravelly soil, lodgepole pine community. 
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° 45'  N, 109° 37'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Poa arctica ssp. arctica R. Br.

     Poa arctica var. glabriflora Rosh.
     Poa arctica ssp. longiculmis HultÚn
     Poa arctica var. vivipara Hook.
     Poa arctica ssp. williamsii (Nash) HultÚn
     Poa cenisia var. arctica (R. Br.) Richter
     Poa longipila Nash
     Poa williamsii Nash

Common Name(s): arctic bluegrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41078, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07218s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 06526s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06641s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09707s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15822s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06939 Agoseris glauca  var. glauca   "mountain dandelion" same section
06941 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" same section
07217 Agrostis scabra      "ticklegrass" same section
07211 Alopecurus aequalis  var. aequalis   "short-awn foxtail" same section
07221 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
07216 Aster sibiricus      "arctic aster" same section
07219 Bromus tectorum      "cheatgrass" same section
07220 Campanula rotundifolia      "bluebell bellflower" same section
07208 Cirsium scariosum  var. americanum   "meadow thistle" same section
07212 Danthonia unispicata      "one-spike oatgrass" same section
07222 Deschampsia cespitosa  subsp. cespitosa   "tufted hairgrass" same section
06937 Erigeron flagellaris      "trailing fleabane" same section
06935 Haplopappus clementis      "Clement's goldenweed" same section
07210 Monolepis nuttalliana      "Nuttall's povertyweed" same section
07223 Oenothera flava      "yellow evening primrose" same section
06938 Penstemon procerus  var. procerus   "pincushion beardtongue" same section
07214 Ranunculus flammula  var. ovalis   "creeping spearwort" same section
07215 Rorippa curvipes  var. curvipes   "bluntleaf yellowcress" same section
06940 Solidago simplex      "coastal goldenrod" same section
07209 Spergularia rubra      "red sandspurry" same section
06936 Trifolium parryi      "Parry's clover" same section
07213 Trifolium repens      "white clover" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Oaks Park Reservoir (Reservoir) Uintah County, UT 2190 ft. SW 9282  Dyer Mountain 
Oaks Park Dam (Dam) Uintah County, UT 2688 ft. S 9285  Dyer Mountain 
Oaks Park Campground (Locale) Uintah County, UT 0.6 mi. SW 9272  Dyer Mountain 
Oaks Park (Flat) Uintah County, UT 1.1 mi. N 9292  Elk Park 
Government Park (Flat) Uintah County, UT 1.5 mi. SW 9151  Taylor Mountain 
Windy Park (Flat) Uintah County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 9344  Elk Park 
Anderson Creek (Stream) Uintah County, UT 2.2 mi. S   East Park Reservoir 
Mill Park (Flat) Uintah County, UT 2.4 mi. N 9459  Elk Park 
Twin Parks (Area) Uintah County, UT 2.6 mi. S 9010  Dyer Mountain 
Taylor Mountain (Summit) Uintah County, UT 2.4 mi. SW 10138  Taylor Mountain 
Loco Creek (Stream) Uintah County, UT 2.7 mi. S   Dyer Mountain 
Government Creek (Stream) Uintah County, UT 3 mi. S   Elk Park 
Dyer Mountain (Summit) Uintah County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 10188  Dyer Mountain 
Brush Creek Bridge (Bridge) Uintah County, UT 3.4 mi. S 8557  Dyer Mountain 
Dyer Mines (Mine) Uintah County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 9797  Dyer Mountain 
Kaler Hollow Campground (Locale) Uintah County, UT 3.5 mi. S 8527  Dyer Mountain 
Kaler Hollow (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.5 mi. S   Dyer Mountain 
Trout Creek Park (Flat) Uintah County, UT 2.8 mi. W 9308  Elk Park 
Trout Creek Park (Flat) Uintah County, UT 2.9 mi. W 9282  Taylor Mountain 
Trout Creek Guard Station (Locale) Uintah County, UT 3 mi. W 9348  Elk Park 


Taxon Links for species Poa arctica  R. Br.

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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