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Festuca viviparoidea

Festuca viviparoidea Krajina ex Pavlick

Northern Fescue, Viviparous Fescue

Poaceae (Grass family)


USDA Symbol: FEVI4

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: AB , BC , NL , NT , NU , QC , YT
Native Habitat: Alpine and high arctic sites.

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


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

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