Taxon  Report   3586 
Festuca rubra  L.
Red fescue
Festuca rubra
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
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Festuca rubra
© 2014 Phil Pullen
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
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
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.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Festuca rubra
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Jepson eFlora

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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:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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