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Festuca brachyphylla
alpine fescue

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, northern Great Plains, and northeastern North America; circumboreal.

Habitat: Open rocky places in the alpine.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Festuca brachyphylla Schult. & Schult. f.
Publication: Mant. 3 (Schultes & Schultes f.) 646. 1827. 1827.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Festuca brevifolia R. Br., homonym (illegitimate)
Festuca ovina L. ssp. brevifolia (S. Watson) Hack.
Festuca ovina L. var. borealis Lange
Festuca ovina L. var. brachyphylla (Schult. & Schult. f.) Hitchc.
Festuca ovina L. var. brevifolia S. Watson [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Festuca brachyphylla in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Festuca brachyphylla checklist entry

OregonFlora: Festuca brachyphylla information

E-Flora BC: Festuca brachyphylla atlas page

CalPhotos: Festuca brachyphylla photos

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