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Taxon: Festuca rubra L. subsp. rubra

Genus: Festuca
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Loliinae
Nomen number: 300215
Name verified on: 08-Jan-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 08-Jan-2008
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 41 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

  • red fescue   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • zi yang mao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • fétuque rouge   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • fétuque rouge traçante   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • Rotschwingel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • festuca rossa   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • wanggimuiteol   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • festuca-encarnada   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • cañuela roja   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • rödsvingel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Iran
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Ireland; Norway; Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Greece; Italy; Romania; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Spain
    Subarctic America: Greenland

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northern Europe: Iceland
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, Georgia [n.], Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah

  • also cultivated



Check other web resources for Festuca rubra L. subsp. rubra:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • Grass Manual on the Web: Manual of Grasses for North America North of Mexico
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops


  • GRIN Images of germplasm accessions.
  • Florets: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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