Taxon  Report   9963 
Festuca rubra  L.  ssp. rubra 
Red fescue
Festuca rubra ssp. rubra
© 2018 Susan McDougall
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Festuca rubra ssp. rubra, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

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Festuca rubra ssp. rubra
© 2018 Susan McDougall
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Parent Record Festuca rubra
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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PLANTS: Festuca prolifera var. lasiolepis
PLANTS: Festuca prolifera
PLANTS: Festuca rubra ssp. arctica
PLANTS: Festuca rubra ssp. juncea
PLANTS: Festuca rubra ssp. vulgaris
PLANTS: Festuca rubra var. juncea
PLANTS: Festuca rubra var. prolifera
More information about  Festuca rubra ssp. rubra
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Festuca:  from the Latin festuca, "a grass stalk or straw" (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

rubra:  from the Latin ruber or rubra meaning "red" (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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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: May 28, 2018).

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