Taxon  Report   3578 
Festuca californica  Vasey
California fescue
Festuca californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Festuca californica
© 2007 California Native Plant Society
Festuca californica
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Festuca californica, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Festuca californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Communities:
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.4 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Festuca hitchcockianus
More information about  Festuca californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (FECA)

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 30, 2016).

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