Page author: David Giblin
Festuca occidentalis
western fescue

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to southwestern Alberta and Wyoming; disjunct in the Great Lakes area.

Habitat: Forest understory, edges, and openings to rocky slopes.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


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Accepted Name:
Festuca occidentalis Hook.
Publication: Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 249. 1840. 1840.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Festuca ovina L. var. polyphylla Vasey ex Beal
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Festuca occidentalis checklist entry

OregonFlora: Festuca occidentalis information

E-Flora BC: Festuca occidentalis atlas page

CalPhotos: Festuca occidentalis photos

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