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Festuca rubra ssp. rubra

Festuca rubra L. ssp. rubra

Prolific Fescue, Red Fescue

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Festuca prolifera, Festuca prolifera var. lasiolepis, Festuca rubra ssp. arctica, Festuca rubra ssp. juncea, Festuca rubra ssp. vulgaris, Festuca rubra var. juncea, Festuca rubra var. prolifera

USDA Symbol: FERUR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), HI (I), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Spikelet
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye. The lemmas of this species are usually green with red-violet borders, sometimes mostly red-violet.

Distribution

USA: AK , CA , CO , CT , DC , ID , IN , KY , MA , ME , MN , MO , NC , NH , NV , NY , OH , OR , RI , SC , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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