Taxon  Report   3585 
Festuca pratensis  Hudson
Meadow fescue
Festuca pratensis
© 2008 Steve Matson
Click on a photo to see it bigger.
Festuca pratensis
© 2012 Al Keuter
Festuca pratensis
© 2012 Al Keuter
Festuca pratensis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Festuca pratensis
© 2012 Al Keuter
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
escaped cultivar
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Schedonorus pratensis
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Festuca elatior var. pratensis
TJM2: Schedonorus pratensis
More information about  Festuca pratensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 29, 2017).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.