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Taxon  Report  
Festuca rubra  L.  ssp. rubra 
Red fescue
Festuca rubra ssp. rubra is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Parent: Festuca rubra
Genus: Festuca
Family: Poaceae  
Category: monocot  

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSFestuca prolifera var. lasiolepis
PLANTSFestuca prolifera
PLANTSFestuca rubra ssp. arctica
PLANTSFestuca rubra ssp. juncea
PLANTSFestuca rubra ssp. vulgaris
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More information about  Festuca rubra ssp. rubra
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
USDA PLANTS Profile (FERUR2)

BONAP Distribution Map

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)


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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 08/13/2022).