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Crinkle-awn Fescue
Festuca subuliflora
About Crinkle-awn Fescue (Festuca subuliflora) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Festuca subuliflora is a species of grass known by the common name crinkleawn fescue. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California where it is most abundant in the moist forests of the coastal mountains. This fescue is a loosely clumping perennial bunchgrass with stems reaching one half to over one meter in height. It has many soft, flat, somewhat hairy leaves which often have prominent ribs. The drooping inflorescence has narrow spikelets with awns up to 15 millimeters long which are often, but not always, crinkled.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

1.6 - 3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 34.5" - 96.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.44" - 2.74", Coldest Month: 34.8" - 48.6", Hottest Month: 53.2" - 72.6", Humidity: 0.01" - 21.56", Elevation: 13" - 6029"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Coast Range Fescue, Crinkleawn Fescue

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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