Festuca saximontana (Rocky Mountain fescue)

Cool season, long-lived perennial bunch grass, similar in appearance to F. arizonica, though somewhat smaller and less densely tufted. Generally occurs on well-drained sandy and gravelly mountainous soils. Excellent palatability to livestock and wildlife.

native distribution

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunch grass

Mature Height: 24+ in.

Annual Precipitation: 10+ in.

Drought Tolerance:

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture:

Medium Texture:

Fine Texture:

Salinity Tolerance:

CaCO3 Tolerance:

pH Range:


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 1,200,000

Seeding Rate: 1-2 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring?fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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