Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08880 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Poa compressa L.
Common name   Canada bluegrass
Donna M. Barnes   3498  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 10 June 2003 
United States
Daggett County
Locality Sheep Creek Hill, on FR 363, ca. 1.5 road miles N of the junction with FR 093 and ca. 2.5 road miles N of junction with Sheep Creek Geologic Loop (FR 218), Uinta Mountains;
     Elev.: 8334 ft. (2541 m.)
Habitat Notes mountain mahogany-sage community with low-growing perennials. 
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° 54'  19" N, 109° 46'  23" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Poa compressa L.

Common Name(s): Canada bluegrass, flat-stem blue grass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=41082, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Poa
                                        Species: Poa compressa


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02121s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03590s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03650s1.jpg 
specimen image: 04947s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13442s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13655s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13713s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16809s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08872 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" same section
10121 Artemisia campestris  var. petiolata   "field wormwood" same section
10120 Artemisia campestris  var. scouleriana   "Pacific sagewort" same section
08869 Astragalus spatulatus      "tufted milkvetch" same section
08868 Balsamorhiza hookeri  var. neglecta   "Hooker's balsamroot" same section
08878 Boechera lyallii     same section
08870 Castilleja flava  var. flava   "yellow paintbrush" same section
08865 Cerastium arvense  subsp. strictum   "field chickweed" same section
08873 Crepis occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western hawksbeard" same section
08877 Draba oligosperma  var. juniperina   "juniper whitlow-cress" same section
08866 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" same section
08871 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" same section
08875 Eriogonum alatum      "winged wild buckwheat" same section
08893 Hymenoxys richardsonii  var. richardsonii   "Richardson's rubberweed" 1 mi. SE
08874 Hymenoxys richardsonii  var. richardsonii   "Richardson's rubberweed" same section
08876 Lesquerella alpina  var. alpina   "alpine bladderpod" same section
08879 Lewisia pygmaea      "dwarf lewisia" same section
08894 Penstemon humilis  var. humilis   "low beardtongue" 1 mi. SE
08881 Physaria acutifolia  var. acutifolia   "sharpleaf twinpod" 1.6 mi. SW
18058 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" 1.3 mi. E
18059 Salix eriocephala      "Missouri River willow" 1.3 mi. E
08867 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Whiskey Creek (Stream) Daggett County, UT 1.1 mi. S   Jessen Butte 
Windy Ridge (Ridge) Daggett County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 8393  Jessen Butte 
Big Spring (Spring) Daggett County, UT 1.3 mi. W 6972  Jessen Butte 
Sheep Creek Hill (Summit) Daggett County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 7874  Jessen Butte 
Palisade Campground (Locale) Daggett County, UT 1.4 mi. W 7054  Jessen Butte 
Palisades Memorial Park (Park) Daggett County, UT 1.4 mi. W 7018  Jessen Butte 
Mahogany Draw (Valley) Daggett County, UT 1.4 mi. W   Jessen Butte 
Hope Creek (Stream) Daggett County, UT 1.4 mi. W   Jessen Butte 
Lodgepole Creek (Stream) Daggett County, UT 2.2 mi. N   Phil Pico Mountain 
Dowds Grave (Cemetery) Daggett County, UT 2.5 mi. N 6411  Jessen Butte 
Summit Springs (Spring) Daggett County, UT 2.3 mi. SE 8239  Manila 
Summit Springs Guard Station (Locale) Daggett County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 8281  Manila 
Ute Mountain (Summit) Daggett County, UT 2.5 mi. S 8836  Leidy Peak 
Sheep Creek Canyon Geological Area (Area) Daggett County, UT 2.3 mi. W 7914  Jessen Butte 
Moenkopi Campground (Locale) Daggett County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 6280  Manila 
Carmel Campground (Locale) Daggett County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 6263  Manila 
Death Valley Enclosure (Locale) Daggett County, UT 2.5 mi. E 7888  Manila 
South Valley Canal (Canal) Daggett County, UT 3.3 mi. N 6867  Jessen Butte 
Lost Spring (Spring) Daggett County, UT 3.3 mi. S 8120  Leidy Peak 
Half Moon Park (Flat) Daggett County, UT 3 mi. SW 8488  Jessen Butte 


Taxon Links for species Poa compressa  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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