Taxon  Report   3580 
Festuca elmeri  Scribn. & Merr.
Coast fescue,  Elmer fescue
Festuca elmeri
© 2008 Steve Matson
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Festuca elmeri
© 2008 Steve Matson
Festuca elmeri, 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 elmeri
© 2002 Dean Wm. Taylor
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Festuca elmeri var. conferta
ICPN + PLANTS: Festuca elmeri ssp. luxurians
ICPN: Festuca howellii
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Aug 15, 2018).

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