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Festuca occidentalis Hook.
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Festuca ovina var. polyphylla
USDA Symbol: feoc
A medium-sized bunchgrass with narrow, green leaves and flowering culms to 3 ft. tall. Spikelets occur on the drooping, wiry branches of the large, open panicle.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
, WY Canada: AB
, ON Native Distribution:
B.C. to c. CA,
e. to MT
& WY; in Canada e. to w. Ont. & s. to n. MI Native Habitat:
Rocky, wooded stream banks; lake margins; moist to dry woods; below 6500 ft.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Dry to moist, rocky soil.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
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:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff