Taxon  Report   3585 
Festuca pratensis  Huds.
Meadow fescue
Festuca pratensis
© 2012 Al Keuter
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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.

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Festuca pratensis
© 2008 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
escaped cultivar
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Schedonorus pratensis
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Festuca elatior var. pratensis
ICPN: Schedonorus pratensis
ICPN: Lolium pratense
More information about  Festuca pratensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Sep 22, 2018).

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