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Search Results:     Genus: Festuca  

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      Family Poaceae (click for list of genera only)  
            Festuca L. *
              fescue (DISTRIBUTION MAP GALLERY of SPECIES)
            Festuca myuros L. * +
                 Festuca megalura Nutt.
                 Festuca megalura Nutt. var. hirsuta (Hack.) Asch. & Graebn.
                 Vulpia megalura (Nutt.) Rydb.
                 Vulpia myuros (L.) C.C.Gmel.
                 Vulpia myuros (L.) C.C.Gmel. var. hirsuta Hack.
Image of Festuca myuros L.
            Festuca occidentalis Hook. * +
              western fescue
                 Festuca ovina L. var. polyphylla Vasey
Image of Festuca occidentalis Hook.
            Festuca octoflora Walter var. glauca (Nutt.) Fernald * +
              six-weeks fescue
                 Festuca gracilenta Buckley
                 Festuca octoflora Walter var. tenella (Willd.) Fernald
                 Festuca tenella Willd.
                 Festuca tenella Willd. var. glauca Nutt.
                 Vulpia octoflora (Walter) Rydb. var. glauca (Nutt.) Fernald
                 Vulpia octoflora (Walter) Rydb. var. tenella (Willd.) Fernald
Image of Festuca octoflora Walter var. glauca (Nutt.) Fernald
            Festuca octoflora Walter var. octoflora
              [Excluded] six-weeks fescue
                 Festuca octoflora Walter
                 Vulpia octoflora (Walter) Rydb. var. octoflora
            Festuca paradoxa Desv. * +
              cluster fescue
                 Festuca nutans Biehler
                 Festuca shortii Kunth ex Wood
Image of Festuca paradoxa Desv.
            Festuca rubra L. * +
              red fescue
                 Festuca diffusa Dumort.
                 Festuca heteromalla Pourr.
                 Festuca multiflora Hoffm.
                 Festuca rubra L. var. multiflora (Hoffm.) Asch. & Graebn.
Image of Festuca rubra L.
            Festuca rubra L. subsp. fallax (Thuill.) Hayek +
              Chewing's fescue, red fescue
                 Festuca fallax Thuill.
                 Festuca rubra L. var. commutata Gaudin
                 Festuca rubra L. var. fallax (Thuill.) P.Fourn.
            Festuca rubra L. subsp. rubra +
              red fescue
                 Festuca rubra L. f. squarrosa (Fries) Holmb.
                 Festuca rubra L. subsp. juncea (Hack.) So
                 Festuca rubra L. var. juncea (Hack.) K.Richt.
                 Festuca rubra L. var. megastachys auct. non (Gaudin) Hegi
            Festuca saximontana Rydb. subsp. saximontana * +
              Rocky Mountain fescue
                 Festuca brachyphylla Schult. ex Schult. & Schult.f. var. rydbergii (St.-Yves) Cronquist
                 Festuca ovina L. var. rydbergii St.-Yves
                 Festuca ovina L. var. saximontana (Rydb.) Gleason
                 Festuca saximontana Rydb. var. saximontana
Image of Festuca saximontana Rydb. subsp. saximontana
            Festuca subverticillata (Pers.) E.B.Alexeev * +
              nodding fescue
                 Festuca obtusa Biehler
Image of Festuca subverticillata (Pers.) E.B.Alexeev
            Festuca trachyphylla (Hack.) Krajina * +
              hard fescue, sheep fescue
                 Festuca cinerea auct. non Vill.
                 Festuca duriuscula auct. non L.
                 Festuca duriuscula L. var. cinerea auct. non (Vill.) Krajina
                 Festuca longifolia auct. non Thuill.
                 Festuca ovina L. var. duriuscula auct. non (L.) Koch
Image of Festuca trachyphylla (Hack.) Krajina
            Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh. * +
              reed fescue, rye grass, tall fescue
                 Festuca arundinacea Schreb.
                 Festuca elatior L. subsp. arundinacea (Schreb.) Hack.
                 Festuca elatior L. var. arundinacea (Schreb.) Wimm.
                 Schedonorus arundinaceus (Schreb.) Dumort.
Image of Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh.
            Lolium pratense (Huds.) Darbysh. * +
              meadow fescue, meadow rye grass, rye grass
                 Festuca elatior L., pro parte
                 Festuca pratensis Huds.
                 Schedonorus pratensis (Huds.) P.Beauv.
Image of Lolium pratense (Huds.) Darbysh.

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