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Festuca rubra ssp. arenaria

Festuca rubra L. ssp. arenaria (Osbeck) F. Aresch.

Red fescue

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Festuca arenaria, Festuca rubra var. arenaria, Festuca rubra var. lanuginosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)


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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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: The seedhead is a dark green, reddish, or waxy cluster.


USA: CA , CO , CT , ME , MO , OR , WA , WY
Canada: NS

Additional resources

USDA: Find Festuca rubra ssp. arenaria in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Festuca rubra ssp. arenaria in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Festuca rubra ssp. arenaria


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

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