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GLAC.173
» Citation URL: http://vegbank.org/cite/VB.Ob.4638.GLAC173
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Plot ID Fields: 
Author Plot Code ? GLAC.173
Author Observation Code ? GLAC.173
Location Fields: MAP: Google | Yahoo | TopoZone | MapQuest
Confidentiality Status ? exact location
Latitude ? 48.562367333 º
Longitude ? -113.324470663 º
Author Location ? GLAC -- Blackfoot Reservation, Lake Creek Drainage
Location Narrative ? From Kiowa Junction head N on Route 89 toward Cutbank Campground. Take dirt road that heads up the Lake Creek Drainage. Drive to cluster of old buildings and/or trailers near a small creek (S. Fork of Cutbank Creek). Walk across creek & follow road alo
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 ? 1741.32239735319 m
Slope Aspect ? 0 º
Slope Gradient ? 20.5 º
Topographic Position ? Midslope
Landform ? raised beach
Rock Type ? sedimentary, unspecified
Representativeness ? good
Soil Drainage ? well drained
Soil Depth ? 0 m
Percent Bedrock ? 0 %
Percent Rock / Gravel ? 2 %
Percent Wood ? 0 %
Percent Litter ? 4 %
Percent Bare Soil ? 0 %
Percent Water ? 0 %
Percent Other ? 2 %
Name Other ? moss=1; lichen=1; basal veg=1
Methods Fields: 
Observation Start Date ? 21-Jun-2000
Observation End Date ? 21-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 ? Good FESIDA/PENFLO grassland, dispite grazing disturbance. Has been impacted by cows, so grass cover may typically be higher under natural conditions. This assn. and the one in plot 172 alternate across this open, undulating grassy area. All has been g
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 Pentaphylloides floribunda (Pursh) A. Löve nom. super. Pentaphylloides floribunda (Pursh) A. Löve nom. super. Pentaphylloides floribunda Pentaphylloides floribunda (Pursh) A. Löve nom. super. **   Pentaphylloides floribunda (Pursh) A. Löve nom. super. **   Pentaphylloides floribunda (Pursh) A. Löve nom. super. Pentaphylloides floribunda Pentaphylloides floribunda (Pursh) A. Löve nom. super. **   Pentaphylloides floribunda (Pursh) A. Löve nom. super. **   Dwarf Shrub
12 %
03       -none-
2 Rosa L. Rosa L. Rosa rose Rosa L. **   Rosa L. Rosa rose Rosa L. **   Dwarf Shrub
3 %
02       -none-
3 Juniperus horizontalis Moench Juniperus horizontalis Moench Juniperus horizontalis creeping juniper Juniperus horizontalis Moench **   Juniperus horizontalis Moench Juniperus horizontalis creeping juniper Juniperus horizontalis Moench **   Dwarf Shrub
0.5 %
01       -none-
4 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-
5 Festuca idahoensis Elmer Festuca idahoensis Elmer Festuca idahoensis Idaho fescue Festuca idahoensis Elmer **   Festuca idahoensis Elmer Festuca idahoensis Idaho fescue Festuca idahoensis Elmer **   Herbaceous
40 %
04       -none-
6 Festuca brachyphylla J.A. Schultes ex J.A. & J.H. Schultes Festuca brachyphylla J.A. Schultes ex J.A. & J.H. Schultes Festuca brachyphylla alpine fescue Festuca brachyphylla J.A. Schultes ex J.A. & J.H. Schultes **   Festuca brachyphylla J.A. Schultes ex J.A. & J.H. Schultes Festuca brachyphylla alpine fescue Festuca brachyphylla J.A. Schultes ex J.A. & J.H. Schultes **   Herbaceous
10 %
03       -none-
7 Poa L. Poa L. Poa bluegrass Poa L. **   Poa L. Poa bluegrass Poa L. **   Herbaceous
3 %
02       -none-
8 Carex rupestris All. Carex rupestris All. Carex rupestris curly sedge Carex rupestris All. **   Carex rupestris All. Carex rupestris curly sedge Carex rupestris All. **   Herbaceous
3 %
02       -none-
9 Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. Anaphalis margaritacea western pearly everlasting Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. **   Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. Anaphalis margaritacea western pearly everlasting Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
10 Festuca campestris Rydb. Festuca campestris Rydb. Festuca campestris rough fescue Festuca campestris Rydb. **   Festuca campestris Rydb. Festuca campestris rough fescue Festuca campestris Rydb. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
11 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-
12 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
0.5 %
01       -none-
13 Lupinus sericeus Pursh Lupinus sericeus Pursh Lupinus sericeus silky lupine Lupinus sericeus Pursh **   Lupinus sericeus Pursh Lupinus sericeus silky lupine Lupinus sericeus Pursh **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
14 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-
15 Bupleurum americanum Coult. & Rose Bupleurum americanum Coult. & Rose Bupleurum americanum American thorow wax Bupleurum americanum Coult. & Rose **   Bupleurum americanum Coult. & Rose Bupleurum americanum American thorow wax Bupleurum americanum Coult. & Rose **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
16 Geum triflorum Pursh Geum triflorum Pursh Geum triflorum old man's whiskers Geum triflorum Pursh **   Geum triflorum Pursh Geum triflorum old man's whiskers Geum triflorum Pursh **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
17 Fragaria virginiana Duchesne Fragaria virginiana Duchesne Fragaria virginiana Virginia strawberry Fragaria virginiana Duchesne **   Fragaria virginiana Duchesne Fragaria virginiana Virginia strawberry Fragaria virginiana Duchesne **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
18 Castilleja miniata Dougl. ex Hook. Castilleja miniata Dougl. ex Hook. Castilleja miniata giant red Indian paintbrush Castilleja miniata Dougl. ex Hook. **   Castilleja miniata Dougl. ex Hook. Castilleja miniata giant red Indian paintbrush Castilleja miniata Dougl. ex Hook. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
19 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-
20 Senecio canus Hook. Senecio canus Hook. Senecio canus Senecio canus Hook. **   Senecio canus Hook. **   Senecio canus Hook. Senecio canus Senecio canus Hook. **   Senecio canus Hook. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
21 Achillea millefolium L. Achillea millefolium L. Achillea millefolium common yarrow Achillea millefolium L. **   Achillea millefolium L. Achillea millefolium common yarrow Achillea millefolium L. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
22 Pulsatilla occidentalis (S. Wats.) Freyn Pulsatilla occidentalis (S. Wats.) Freyn Pulsatilla occidentalis white pasqueflower Pulsatilla occidentalis (S. Wats.) Freyn **   Pulsatilla occidentalis (S. Wats.) Freyn Pulsatilla occidentalis white pasqueflower Pulsatilla occidentalis (S. Wats.) Freyn **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
23 Astragalus L. Astragalus L. Astragalus milkvetch Astragalus L. **   Astragalus L. Astragalus milkvetch Astragalus L. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
24 Sedum lanceolatum Torr. Sedum lanceolatum Torr. Sedum lanceolatum spearleaf stonecrop Sedum lanceolatum Torr. **   Sedum lanceolatum Torr. Sedum lanceolatum spearleaf stonecrop Sedum lanceolatum Torr. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
25 Zigadenus venenosus S. Wats. Zigadenus venenosus S. Wats. Zigadenus venenosus meadow deathcamas Zigadenus venenosus S. Wats. **   Zigadenus venenosus S. Wats. Zigadenus venenosus meadow deathcamas Zigadenus venenosus S. Wats. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
26 Arenaria capillaris Poir. Arenaria capillaris Poir. Arenaria capillaris slender mountain sandwort Arenaria capillaris Poir. **   Arenaria capillaris Poir. Arenaria capillaris slender mountain sandwort Arenaria capillaris Poir. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
27 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-
28 Polygonum bistortoides Pursh Polygonum bistortoides Pursh Polygonum bistortoides American bistort Polygonum bistortoides Pursh **   Polygonum bistortoides Pursh Polygonum bistortoides American bistort Polygonum bistortoides Pursh **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
29 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-
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Stratum Definitions:
Stratum Type ?Stratum Base ?Stratum Height ?Stratum Cover ?
Canopy     0 %
Dwarf Shrub   0.5 m 20 %
Emergent     0 %
Epiphyte     0 %
Herbaceous   0.5 m 70 %
Nonvascular   0.5 m 10 %
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:
More Classification Start Date ?Classification Stop Date ? Community AssignmentsContributors
Details 17-Mar-2005  
Community Concept ?Class Fit ?Class Confidence ?Community Authority Reference ?Typal ?
Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda / Festuca idahoensis Shrub Herbaceous Vegetation       no  
Lee, Michael
Details 01-Jul-2003  
Community Concept ?Class Fit ?Class Confidence ?Community Authority Reference ?Typal ?
CEGL001502       no
Cooper, Steve
Reid, Marion


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         Sandy Loams: Sandy Loam               Soil is very dark & loamy. Some small rocks but very little gravel. There is less exposed limestone here than at Plot # 172 on ridge to south.


Disturbance Data:
Disturbance Type ?Disturbance Intensity ?Disturbance Comment ?
unknown   Area is heavily grazed.
Animal, general   Cows and coyotes outside of plot.


User Defined Values
No User Defined Data for this plot