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Festuca dasyclada

Festuca dasyclada Hack. ex Beal

Intermountain Fescue, Oil Shale Fescue, Open Fescue, Utah Fescue

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Argillochloa dasyclada


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 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Habitat: Rocky slopes in open forests and shrublands.

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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