Calflora
Taxon  Report   3577    
Festuca brachyphylla  Schult. & Schult. f.  ssp. breviculmis  Fred.
Short leaved fescue
Festuca brachyphylla ssp. breviculmis
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Festuca brachyphylla ssp. breviculmis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

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Festuca brachyphylla ssp. breviculmis
© 2016 Dean Wm. Taylor
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Parent: Festuca brachyphylla
Communities: Subalpine Forest, Bristle-cone Pine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Festuca brachyphylla ssp. coloradensis

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More information about  Festuca brachyphylla ssp. breviculmis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (FEBRC)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 19, 2018).