Taxon  Report   9962 
Festuca rubra  L.  ssp. pruinosa  (Hack.) Piper
Red fescue
Festuca rubra ssp. pruinosa, 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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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Parent Record Festuca rubra
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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PLANTS: Festuca densiuscula
PLANTS: Festuca rubra ssp. densiuscula
PLANTS: Festuca rubra var. pruinosa
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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 27, 2016).

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