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
Communities: escaped cultivar

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Schedonorus pratensis

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Festuca elatior var. pratensis
ICPN: Schedonorus pratensis
ICPN: Lolium pratense
More information about  Festuca pratensis
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).