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Baffin Fescue - Festuca baffinensis

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU
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General Description
Perennial bunchgrass. Stems 10–20 cm. Leaves: blades ca. 1 mm wide, inrolled. Inflorescence a narrow panicle 1–3 cm long, the peduncle hairy and usually pigmented with a dark purplish color. Spikelets 4–7 mm long with 3 to 4 florets. Lemmas with an awn tip or awn up to 2.5 mm long (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Circumpolar south to UT and CO (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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