Taxon  Report   9963    
Festuca rubra  L.  ssp. rubra 
Red fescue
Festuca rubra ssp. rubra, a monocot, 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
Family: Poaceae  
Genus: Festuca
Parent: Festuca rubra

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
More information about  Festuca rubra ssp. rubra
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.

BONAP Distribution Map

International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

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Consortium of California Herbaria 2

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 10/16/2021).