Taxon  Report   3586 
Festuca rubra  L.
red fescue

Festuca rubra
© 2008 Steve Matson
Festuca rubra
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
Festuca rubra, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Festuca rubra
© Virginia Moore 1999 California Academy of Sciences
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Subspecies and Varieties:
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 10, 2015).

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