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Festuca ammobia

Festuca ammobia Pavlick

Sand Fescue

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Festuca rubra ssp. arenicola, Festuca rubra ssp. megastachys, Festuca rubra var. megastachys

USDA Symbol: FEAM5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


Native Habitat: Rock crevices, in pilings, and occasionally on pebble or sand beaches.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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