Festuca ovina

Sheep fescue

  • Height:   under 1 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   grass
  • Inflorescence Size:   > 5 in
  • Flower Type:   grass spikelet
  • Bloom Type:   cool (grasses)
  • Native to California:   NO
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   drought resistant
  • Fire Resistant / Low Fuel:   TRUE
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   425,000
  • 2986

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Festuca ovina

Common Name:Sheep fescue

Festuca ovina, a angiosperm, is a perennial grass that is non-native to California.

US Distribution:introduced
Plant Community(s):

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

El Dorado, Los Angeles, Mono, Modoc, Placer, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

Website references on Google

Bloom Months
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