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Mountain Fescue - Festuca viridula

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4
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General Description
Perennial bunchgrass. Stems 40–80 cm. Leaves: blades 1.5–2 mm wide, flat. Inflorescence an open panicle 6–15 cm long. Spikelets 8–11 mm long, with 3 to 7 florets. Lemmas unawned or awned to 1.5 mm (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


Range Comments
BC to CA, NV and MT (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 14

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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.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Harvey, S.J. 1990. Responses of steppe plants to gradients of water soil texture and disturbance in Montana, U.S.A. Ph.D. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 34 p.
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