Festuca rubra

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusFestuca
SpeciesFestuca rubra L.
Common Namered fescue
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 1.7
C value 2
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Festuca duriuscula var. rubra Festuca duriuscula var. rubra (L.) Alph. Wood
Festuca egena Festuca egena V. Krecz. & Bobrov
Festuca glaucescens Festuca glaucescens Hegetschw. & Heer
Festuca ovina subsp. duriuscula Festuca ovina subsp. duriuscula
Festuca ovina subsp. rubra Festuca ovina subsp. rubra Hook.
Festuca ovina var. rubra Festuca ovina var. rubra (L.) Sm.
Festuca rubra subsp. glaucodea Festuca rubra subsp. glaucodea Piper
Festuca rubra subsp. megastachya Festuca rubra subsp. megastachya
Festuca rubra var. fallax Festuca rubra var. fallax

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Clark (KY), Cumberland (KY), Estill (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Harlan (KY), Larue (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), Madison (KY), Pendleton (KY), Powell (KY), Shelby (KY), Anderson (TN), Blount (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Greene (TN), Jackson (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Montgomery (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sevier (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Unicoi (TN), Warren (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BOON, ETSU, APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1950 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100138997 Larue Kentucky 23 May 1993 Landon E. McKinney
5487
EKY
Festuca rubra
31234100138989 McCracken Kentucky 23 May 1972 Raymond Athey
1721
EKY
Festuca rubra
BEREA006356 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Festuca rubra
ETSU003552 Unicoi Tennessee 29 May 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Festuca rubra
N/A Carter Tennessee 28 Jun 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Festuca rubra
ETSU003555 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Festuca rubra
ETSU003554 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Festuca rubra
ETSU003550 Johnson Tennessee 27 May 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Festuca rubra
N/A Carter Tennessee 12 Jun 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Festuca rubra
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 12 Jun 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Festuca rubra
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 10 Jul 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034487 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034484 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034491 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034485 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034495 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
31234100139003 Knox Tennessee 29 May 1978 Henry R. DeSelm
78
EKY
Festuca rubra
N/A Estill Kentucky 01 Apr 1968 Nancy Hill
EKY
Festuca rubra
BEREA006355 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Festuca rubra
N/A Carter Tennessee 12 Jun 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Festuca rubra
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 10 Jul 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Festuca rubra
ETSU003551 Johnson Tennessee 22 Jun 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Festuca rubra
ETSU005792 Greene Tennessee 06 Jul 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Festuca rubra
N/A Greene Tennessee 01 Jun 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Festuca rubra
31973000022158 Pendleton Kentucky 02 Jun 2000 Thieret, John
60966
KNK
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034489 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034493 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034482 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034488 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034490 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034483 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034492 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034494 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
APSC0095137 Franklin Kentucky 03 Jun 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0064728 Harlan Kentucky 12 Jun 1980 Max Medley
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0032463 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0032470 Stewart Tennessee 08 Jun 1983 Edward Chester
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0079679 Powell Kentucky
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0080423 Fleming Kentucky
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0095136 Franklin Kentucky 03 Jun 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0032464 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Festuca rubra
HTTU027273 Warren Tennessee
HTTU
Festuca rubra
TENN-V-0034486 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Festuca rubra
009087 Putnam Tennessee
BOON
Festuca rubra
APSC0079030 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0032462 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0087257 Franklin Kentucky 24 Aug 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0032468 Montgomery Tennessee 11 Jun 1950 Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0095139 Franklin Kentucky 03 Jun 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0095141 Cumberland Kentucky 18 May 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0094374 Harlan Kentucky 09 Jun 1979 Max Medley
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0095140 Cumberland Kentucky 18 May 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0071042 Shelby Kentucky
APSC
Festuca rubra
APSC0114353 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Festuca rubra
HTTU011892 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Festuca rubra
HTTU031237 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Festuca rubra
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