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Photograph from Lewis and Clark Herbarium/Academy of Natural Sciences
Idaho Fescue
(Bluebunch Fescue)

Festuca idahoensis



First Noted by Expedition
June 10, 1806, on the Weippe Prairie, Idaho.
 

Description
Grows in large tufts with flowers in narrow clusters on stiff stalks, flower stalks twice the height of the leaves. Flowers tiny, lacking petals, not easily visible, arranged in narrow clusters 4-8 in (10-20 cm) long. Height: 11-40 in (30-100 cm).
 

Habitat
Rocky slopes, open woods, sagebrush plains, mountain meadows.
 

Range
Washington to California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, north to Montana.
 

Note
In spite of its rough leaves, Idaho fescue is still an important native forage grass.

Species information from enature.com
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