Western Fescue - Festuca occidentalis
MNPS Threat Rank
Perennial bunchgrass. Stems 40–100 cm. Leaves: blades 1 mm wide, smooth to slightly scabrous. Inflorescence an open, often drooping panicle 5–12 cm long. Spikelets 6–9 mm long, with 3 to 5 florets. Lemmas with a slender, flexuous awn 4–12 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Very western North America and extending east into MT, WY, SD, to MI and ON (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.