Festuca thurberi Vasey
Poaceae (Grass Family)
USDA Symbol: FETH
This fescue is a stout, densely clumped grass, 2-3 ft. tall. The seed head is 4-6 in. long with few, ascending or spreading branches.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , NM , SC , UT , WY
Native Distribution: WY to NM
Native Habitat: Dry slopes; rocky hills; subalpine meadows
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Festuca thurberi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Festuca thurberi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Festuca thurberi
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff