Festuca saximontana

Festuca saximontana, the rocky mountain fescue or the mountain fescue, is a perennial grass native to North America. The specific epithet saximontana is Latin and means "of the Rocky Mountains"; the grass has a diploid number of 42. Festuca saximontana was reduced by Hultén in 1942 to Festuca brachyphylla subsp. Saximontana but recognized the species as separate in 1968 on the basis of anther length. In 1982 it was noted that F. saximontana differs from F. brachyphylla in its developed leaf sclerenchyma and longer anthers. The two species are distinct, but intermediate specimens with an overlap of anther size, leaf size, sclerenchyma development occur in the northern areas of the distribution of F. saximontana. Festuca saximontana is a bluish-grey to green densely tufted grass; the grass has smooth, glabrous scabrous culms growing 7–70 cm tall. The culms sometimes become puberulent below the inflorescence; the glabrous and smooth or scabrous leaf sheaths are closed for half of their length and become shredded.

Dead leaf sheaths persist at the base of the grass. The erose ligules measure 0.1–0.5 mm. The conduplicate leaf blades are 0.5–1.2 mm in diameter, with glabrous abaxial surfaces and scabrous adaxial surfaces. The abaxial sclerenchyma is composed of three to seven strands that form a continuous band and the adaxial sclerenchyma is absent; the flag leaf blades are 0.5–4 cm long. The panicles are linear-cylindrical and loosely lanceolate, measuring 2–10 cm long. One or two erect branches rise from each node of the inflorescence and become nodding during anthesis, measuring 0.5–3 cm long. The greenish spikelets are loosely flowered with measure 4.5 -- 8.8 mm. The coriaceous glumes become scabrous at their distal end; the lower glumes measure 1.5–3.5 mm and have one vein, the upper glumes measure 2.5–4.8 mm and have three veins. The coriaceous lemmas are curved, the longer of which measure 3–5 mm long; the awns measure 1–2 mm. The paleas are 3–5 mm long; the anthers are 1.2–1.7 mm long. Festuca saximontana grows in dry or mesic grasslands and sand dunes throughout boreal and subalpine North America.

It grows at altitudes below 3,600 m. Festuca saximontana occurs from Alaska to Greenland, as far south as California and New Mexico and as far east as the Great Lakes, is found in the Russian Far East, it has a more southern distribution than Festuca brachyphylla, not occurring in the Arctic circle or some of the Canadian archipelago. Festuca saximontana is a host plant for the western branded skipper and the draco skipper

Jem Bayliss

Albert Edward James Matthias Bayliss, known as Jem Bayliss, was an English footballer who played for West Bromwich Albion, as well as the English national side. He captained the West Bromwich Albion side, he made his league debut on 8 September 1888, at wing-half for West Bromwich Albion in a 2–0 win against Stoke at the Victoria Ground, Stoke. He played all of the "Throstles"' 22 Football League matches and scored two goals in 1888-89, his debut League goal was scored on 22 September 1888 at Leamington Road, Blackburn, in a match that West Bromwich Albion lost to Blackburn Rovers 6-2. Bayliss played as a forward in 1888–89. Jem Bayliss at Player profile at Spartcus Educational Matthews, Tony. West Bromwich Albion: The Complete Record. Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-565-4