Taxon  Report   11688 
Festuca microstachys  Nutt.
Small fescue
Festuca microstachys, a monocot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Festuca microstachys
© 2002 Dean Wm. Taylor
Festuca microstachys
© 2006 Brent Miller
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS: accepted name: Vulpia microstachys var. microstachys
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Festuca arida
TJM2: Vulpia microstachys var. pauciflora
TJM2: Vulpia microstachys var. microstachys
TJM2: Vulpia microstachys var. confusa
TJM2: Vulpia microstachys var. ciliata
TJM2: Festuca tracyi
TJM2: Festuca reflexa
TJM2: Festuca pacifica
TJM2: Festuca microstachys var. simulans
TJM2: Festuca microstachys var. pauciflora
TJM2: Festuca microstachys var. ciliata
TJM2: Festuca grayi
TJM2: Festuca eastwoodiae
TJM2: Festuca confusa
TJM2: Vulpia microstachys
 Information about  Festuca microstachys  from other sources:

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 24, 2015).

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