Idaho Fescue - Festuca idahoensis
MNPS Threat Rank
Stems 10–80 cm. Leaves: blades 1 mm wide, inrolled. Inflorescence an open panicle 2–20 cm long, the peduncle glabrous and usually greenish in color. Spikelets 5–10 mm long, with 3 to 7 florets. Lemmas with an awn tip or awn up to 5 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Throughout western North America except at extreme northern latitudes (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Husby, P.O. 1982. Effects of grazing on vegetation in the Artemisia tridentata-Festuca idahoensis habitat type. M.S. thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 76 pp.
- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Weaver, T. and D. Collins. 1977. Possible effects of weather modification (increased snow pack) on Festuca idahoensis meadows. Journal of Range Management 30:451-456.
- Weaver, T. and K. Blanchet. 1973. A bibliography of the literature on Idaho Fescue, Festuca idahoensis Elmer. Proceedings of the Montana Academy of Science 33:42-45.