Calflora
Taxon  Report   3578    
Festuca californica  Vasey
California fescue
Festuca californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Festuca californica
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Festuca californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Festuca californica, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Festuca californica
© 2007 California Native Plant Society
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 2.4; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Festuca hitchcockianus
More information about  Festuca californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (FECA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2018).

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