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Festuca saximontana

Festuca saximontana Rydb.

Rocky Mountain fescue

Poaceae (Grass Family)

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USDA Symbol: FESA

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Brown
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of most grasses are usually minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye. This species has a light brown short panicle.

Distribution

USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , IA , ID , KS , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , NY , OR , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , MB , NB , NL , NS , PE , SK

Growing Conditions

Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

North American Native Plant Society - Etobicoke, ON

Additional resources

USDA: Find Festuca saximontana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Festuca saximontana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Festuca saximontana

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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