Festuca saximontana (Rocky Mountain fescue)

Cool season, long-lived, perennial bunchgrass similar in appearance to Arizona fescue (F. arizonica), though somewhat smaller and less densely tufted. Found on mesic to dry meadows and forest openings. Excellent palatability to livestock and big game, but low productivity. Establishes easily in tough conditions. Use for revegetating sandy or gravelly soils at mid to high elevations.

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:

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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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