Western Fescue

Festuca occidentalis
  • Description: Perennial, grows up to 1m tall. Spikelets have 3-5 flowers and droop at the top. Soft, hair-like leaves grow around the base in large tufts.
  • Habitat: Prefers sunny sites such as open forests, meadows, and rocky slopes.
  • Pair with: Camas, sea blush, Garry oak, farewell-to-spring, tomcat clover, and yerba buena.
  • Fun Fact: Deer resistant. Festuca is an ancient term for ‘a straw’ or ‘a mere nothing’.

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