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Festuca campestris

Festuca campestris Rydb.

Rough Fescue

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Festuca altaica var. major, Festuca scabrella var. major

USDA Symbol: FECA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (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
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul


USA: CO , ID , MT , OR , WA
Canada: AB
Native Habitat: Forest Edge,Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low


Attracts: Birds

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2008-09-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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