Festuca californica

California fescue

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   grass
  • Inflorescence Size:   > 5 in
  • Flower Type:   grass spikelet
  • Bloom Type:   cool (grasses)
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   114,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Festuca californica

Common Name:California fescue

Festuca californica, a angiosperm, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, Butte, ContraCosta, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Modoc, Napa, Orange, Plumas, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Yolo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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