Calflora
Taxon  Report   11690    
Festuca octoflora  Walter
Sixweeks grass
Festuca octoflora
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Festuca octoflora
© 2005 Steve Matson
Festuca octoflora
© 2010 James M. Andre
Festuca octoflora, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Festuca octoflora
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Vulpia octoflora var. octoflora

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Festuca octoflora ssp. hirtella
ICPN: Vulpia octoflora var. hirtella
ICPN: Vulpia octoflora
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More information about  Festuca octoflora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (VUOCO)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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 12, 2018).

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