Clustered Fescue (Festuca paradoxa)


Festuca Paradoxa, or more commonly know as Clustered Fescue, is a graminoid of the genus Festuca. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Festuca Paradoxa or Clustered Fescue's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Festuca
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Graminoid
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: IN (E) MD (E X) PA (E) TN (SC)
  • State T/E Common Name: IN (cluster fescue) MD (cluster fescue) PA (cluster fescue) TN (cluster fescue)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FAC) 2(FAC-) 3(FAC) 5(FACU) 6(FAC-)

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