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  Festuca saximontana Rydb. subsp. saximontana image
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Family Poaceae
Festuca saximontana Rydb. subsp. saximontana
Rocky Mountain fescue
Festuca: ancient Latin name for some type of grass, obscure
saximontana: saxum for "rock;" montanus for "of mountains"
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial grass
Habitat: sandy areas

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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

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