Festuca paradoxa

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusFestuca
Species:Festuca paradoxa Desv.
Common NameClustered Fescue
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** 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.

  • State Boundaries
  • 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 nutans var. major Festuca nutans var. major Vasey
Festuca nutans var. shortii Festuca nutans var. shortii (Kunth ex Alph. Wood) Beal
Poa nutans Poa nutans Link

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: Coffee (TN), Fayette (TN), Franklin (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: TENN, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BRIT181760 Tennessee
VDB
Festuca paradoxa
BRIT181762 Tennessee
VDB
Festuca paradoxa
TENN-V-0034467 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Festuca paradoxa
TENN-V-0034470 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Festuca paradoxa
TENN-V-0034469 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Festuca paradoxa
TENN-V-0034468 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Festuca paradoxa
TENN-V-0034471 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Festuca paradoxa
TENN-V-0034472 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Festuca paradoxa
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Plant Photos

Festuca paradoxa - Theo Witsell
Festuca paradoxa - Theo Witsell
Festuca paradoxa - Theo Witsell
Festuca paradoxa - Theo Witsell