Taxon  Report   3582 
Festuca kingii  (S. Watson) Cassidy
Spike fescue
Festuca kingii
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Festuca kingii, 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 kingii
© 2012 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Yellow Pine Forest, Bristle-cone Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Leucopoa kingii
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Hesperochloa kingii
ICPN: Leucopoa kingii
More information about  Festuca kingii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 24, 2018).

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