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GLAC.171
» Citation URL: http://vegbank.org/cite/VB.Ob.4636.GLAC171
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Plot ID Fields: 
Author Plot Code ? GLAC.171
Author Observation Code ? GLAC.171
Location Fields: MAP: Google | Yahoo | TopoZone | MapQuest
Confidentiality Status ? exact location
Latitude ? 48.613157949 º
Longitude ? -113.36425096 º
Author Location ? GLAC -- Blackfoot Reservation, Cutbank access road
Location Narrative ? Drive from E. Glacier on Route 49 to entrance for Cutbank Campground. Drive to 0.2 mi before boundary between Glacier Park & Blackfoot Reservation. Park & walk up hill to right of road (facing Glacier Park) about 24 paces, into center of large meadow.
State or Province ? Montana
Country ? United States
Named Places
area|country|territory: United States
region|state|province: Montana
quadrangle: Kiowa
Layout Fields: 
Shape ? Circle
Area ? 0
Permanence ? permanent plot
Environment Fields: 
Elevation ? 1571.24399761171 m
Slope Aspect ? 180 º
Slope Gradient ? 20.5 º
Topographic Position ? Lowslope
Landform ? slope
Surficial Deposits ? Glacial Deposits: Glaciofluvial
Representativeness ? good but some cattle use
Soil Drainage ? well drained
Soil Depth ? 0 m
Percent Bedrock ? 0 %
Percent Rock / Gravel ? 2 %
Percent Wood ? 0 %
Percent Litter ? 4 %
Percent Bare Soil ? 1 %
Percent Water ? 0 %
Percent Other ? 1 %
Name Other ? moss=1; basal veg=1
Methods Fields: 
Observation Start Date ? 20-Jun-2000
Observation End Date ? 20-Jun-2000
Project ? Glacier National Park
Cover Method ? NPS CoverMethod
Stratum Method ? National Park Service
Stem Size Limit ? 10 cm
Taxon Observation Area ? 0
Cover Dispersion ? contiguous
Overall Taxon Cover Values are Automatically Calculated? ? yes
Stem Sample Method ? full census
Plot Quality Fields: 
Effort Level ? Thorough
Plot Validation Level ? (2) classification plot: sufficient for inclusion in a classification revision
Floristic Quality ? High but incomplete
Bryophyte Quality ? Very incomplete
Lichen Quality ? Very incomplete
Overall Plot Vegetation Fields: 
--no data--
Misc Fields: 
Observation Narrative ? Meadows like this are scattered all along the N slope of the Cut Bank Valley. Light cattle use in the area. Some PHLPRA coming in.
Taxa occurring on this plot-observation
Change plant label:
Change Strata Shown:
ord Author Plant Name ?Original Interpretation, full Scientific Name ?Original Interpretation, Scientific Name without authors ?Original Interpretation, Common Name ?Original Interpretation, USDA Code ?Current Interpretation, full Scientific Name ?Current Interpretation, Scientific Name without authors ?Current Interpretation, Common Name ?Current Interpretation, USDA Code ? Stratum ?Cover ?Original Cover Code ?Basal Area ?Biomass ?Inference Area ? Stems: Stem Diameters (graphically):
1 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi kinnikinnick Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. **   Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi kinnikinnick Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. **   Dwarf Shrub
0.5 %
01       -none-
2 Festuca idahoensis Elmer Festuca idahoensis Elmer Festuca idahoensis Idaho fescue Festuca idahoensis Elmer **   Festuca idahoensis Elmer Festuca idahoensis Idaho fescue Festuca idahoensis Elmer **   Herbaceous
30 %
04       -none-
3 Festuca campestris Rydb. Festuca campestris Rydb. Festuca campestris rough fescue Festuca campestris Rydb. **   Festuca campestris Rydb. Festuca campestris rough fescue Festuca campestris Rydb. **   Herbaceous
20 %
03       -none-
4 Castilleja hispida Benth. Castilleja hispida Benth. Castilleja hispida harsh Indian paintbrush Castilleja hispida Benth. **   Castilleja hispida Benth. Castilleja hispida harsh Indian paintbrush Castilleja hispida Benth. **   Herbaceous
5 %
02       -none-
5 Lupinus sericeus Pursh Lupinus sericeus Pursh Lupinus sericeus silky lupine Lupinus sericeus Pursh **   Lupinus sericeus Pursh Lupinus sericeus silky lupine Lupinus sericeus Pursh **   Herbaceous
5 %
02       -none-
6 Penstemon confertus Dougl. ex Lindl. Penstemon confertus Dougl. ex Lindl. Penstemon confertus yellow penstemon Penstemon confertus Dougl. ex Lindl. **   Penstemon confertus Dougl. ex Lindl. Penstemon confertus yellow penstemon Penstemon confertus Dougl. ex Lindl. **   Herbaceous
3 %
02       -none-
7 Achillea millefolium L. Achillea millefolium L. Achillea millefolium common yarrow Achillea millefolium L. **   Achillea millefolium L. Achillea millefolium common yarrow Achillea millefolium L. **   Herbaceous
3 %
02       -none-
8 Carex geyeri Boott Carex geyeri Boott Carex geyeri Geyer's sedge Carex geyeri Boott **   Carex geyeri Boott Carex geyeri Geyer's sedge Carex geyeri Boott **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
9 Pulsatilla patens ssp. patens Pulsatilla patens (L.) P. Mill. ssp. patens Pulsatilla patens ssp. patens Pulsatilla patens ssp. patens **   Pulsatilla patens ssp. patens **   Pulsatilla patens (L.) P. Mill. ssp. patens Pulsatilla patens ssp. patens Pulsatilla patens ssp. patens **   Pulsatilla patens ssp. patens **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
10 Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers Taraxacum officinale common dandelion Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers **   Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers Taraxacum officinale common dandelion Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
11 Castilleja cusickii Greenm. Castilleja cusickii Greenm. Castilleja cusickii Cusick's Indian paintbrush Castilleja cusickii Greenm. **   Castilleja cusickii Greenm. Castilleja cusickii Cusick's Indian paintbrush Castilleja cusickii Greenm. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
12 Dodecatheon pulchellum (Raf.) Merr. Dodecatheon pulchellum (Raf.) Merr. Dodecatheon pulchellum darkthroat shootingstar Dodecatheon pulchellum (Raf.) Merr. **   Dodecatheon pulchellum (Raf.) Merr. Dodecatheon pulchellum darkthroat shootingstar Dodecatheon pulchellum (Raf.) Merr. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
13 Delphinium bicolor Nutt. Delphinium bicolor Nutt. Delphinium bicolor little larkspur Delphinium bicolor Nutt. **   Delphinium bicolor Nutt. Delphinium bicolor little larkspur Delphinium bicolor Nutt. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
14 Cerastium arvense L. Cerastium arvense L. Cerastium arvense field chickweed Cerastium arvense L. **   Cerastium arvense L. Cerastium arvense field chickweed Cerastium arvense L. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
15 Poa interior Rydb. Poa interior Rydb. Poa interior Poa interior Rydb. **   Poa interior Rydb. **   Poa interior Rydb. Poa interior Poa interior Rydb. **   Poa interior Rydb. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
16 Geranium viscosissimum Fisch. & C.A. Mey. ex C.A. Mey. Geranium viscosissimum Fisch. & C.A. Mey. ex C.A. Mey. Geranium viscosissimum sticky purple geranium Geranium viscosissimum Fisch. & C.A. Mey. ex C.A. Mey. **   Geranium viscosissimum Fisch. & C.A. Mey. ex C.A. Mey. Geranium viscosissimum sticky purple geranium Geranium viscosissimum Fisch. & C.A. Mey. ex C.A. Mey. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
17 Galium boreale L. Galium boreale L. Galium boreale northern bedstraw Galium boreale L. **   Galium boreale L. Galium boreale northern bedstraw Galium boreale L. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
18 Potentilla gracilis Dougl. ex Hook. Potentilla gracilis Dougl. ex Hook. Potentilla gracilis slender cinquefoil Potentilla gracilis Dougl. ex Hook. **   Potentilla gracilis Dougl. ex Hook. Potentilla gracilis slender cinquefoil Potentilla gracilis Dougl. ex Hook. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
19 Heuchera cylindrica Dougl. ex Hook. Heuchera cylindrica Dougl. ex Hook. Heuchera cylindrica roundleaf alumroot Heuchera cylindrica Dougl. ex Hook. **   Heuchera cylindrica Dougl. ex Hook. Heuchera cylindrica roundleaf alumroot Heuchera cylindrica Dougl. ex Hook. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
20 Phleum pratense L. Phleum pratense L. Phleum pratense timothy Phleum pratense L. **   Phleum pratense L. Phleum pratense timothy Phleum pratense L. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
21 Agoseris glauca (Pursh) Raf. Agoseris glauca (Pursh) Raf. Agoseris glauca pale agoseris Agoseris glauca (Pursh) Raf. **   Agoseris glauca (Pursh) Raf. Agoseris glauca pale agoseris Agoseris glauca (Pursh) Raf. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
22 Lomatium triternatum (Pursh) Coult. & Rose Lomatium triternatum (Pursh) Coult. & Rose Lomatium triternatum nineleaf biscuitroot Lomatium triternatum (Pursh) Coult. & Rose **   Lomatium triternatum (Pursh) Coult. & Rose Lomatium triternatum nineleaf biscuitroot Lomatium triternatum (Pursh) Coult. & Rose **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
23 Hieracium scouleri Hook. Hieracium scouleri Hook. Hieracium scouleri Scouler's woollyweed Hieracium scouleri Hook. **   Hieracium scouleri Hook. Hieracium scouleri Scouler's woollyweed Hieracium scouleri Hook. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
24 Gaillardia aristata Pursh Gaillardia aristata Pursh Gaillardia aristata common gaillardia Gaillardia aristata Pursh **   Gaillardia aristata Pursh Gaillardia aristata common gaillardia Gaillardia aristata Pursh **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
25 Eriogonum umbellatum Torr. Eriogonum umbellatum Torr. Eriogonum umbellatum sulphur-flower buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum Torr. **   Eriogonum umbellatum Torr. Eriogonum umbellatum sulphur-flower buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum Torr. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
26 Antennaria microphylla Rydb. Antennaria microphylla Rydb. Antennaria microphylla littleleaf pussytoes Antennaria microphylla Rydb. **   Antennaria microphylla Rydb. Antennaria microphylla littleleaf pussytoes Antennaria microphylla Rydb. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
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Stratum Definitions:
Stratum Type ?Stratum Base ?Stratum Height ?Stratum Cover ?
Canopy     0 %
Dwarf Shrub   0.5 m 5 %
Emergent     0 %
Epiphyte     0 %
Herbaceous   0.5 m 90 %
Nonvascular   0.5 m 5 %
Short Shrub     0 %
Sub-Canopy     0 %
Tall Shrub     0 %
Vine/Liana     0 %
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Observation Contributors:
Party ?Role ?
Reid, Marion PI
Hartmann, Sonja Not specified/Unknown
Kimball, Shannon Plot author
Community Classification:
No communties have been assigned to this plot.


Soil Observations:
Soil Horizon ?Soil Depth Top ?Soil Depth Bottom ?Soil Color ?Soil Organic ?Soil Texture ?Soil Sand ?Soil Silt ?Soil Clay ?Soil Coarse ?Soil PH ?Exchange Capacity ?Base Saturation ?Soil Description ?
unknown         Loam               Soil is fairly gravelly & rocky (argigllites). Makes a weak 1 in ribbon. Rocks in soil seem to be somewhat smooth & rounded.


Disturbance Data:
Disturbance Type ?Disturbance Intensity ?Disturbance Comment ?
unknown   Bare soil due to burrowing rodents.
Animal, general   Tunnelling rodents; cow pies.


User Defined Values
No User Defined Data for this plot