Taxon  Report   3591    
Festuca viridula  Vasey
Greenleaf fescue,  Mountain bunch fescue
Festuca viridula
© 2008 Steve Matson
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Festuca viridula
© 2008 Steve Matson
Festuca viridula
© 2008 Steve Matson
Festuca viridula, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Festuca viridula
© 2017 John Rawlings
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Communities: Subalpine Forest

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Festuca howellii
More information about  Festuca viridula
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 20, 2019).