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Six-weeks Fescue - Vulpia octoflora
Other Names:  Festuca octoflora


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4?

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Stems 8–30 cm. Leaves: blades 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence a narrow panicle 2–8 cm long. Spikelets 6–10 mm long. Lemmas awn-tipped or with an awn 1–7 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout all N. America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 53

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Habitat
Open dry disturbed sites usually with some history of overgrazing (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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