red fescue USDA PLANTS Symbol: FERU2
U.S. Nativity: Native
Habit: Grass or Grasslike
Festuca rubra L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae
Native Range: No. Amer. - w. Can. To Mex., eastern Can. to GA, Eurasia, N. Africa (BAIL);

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Plant(s); Habit and trail
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental,
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit

State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)
Thomas Stone National Historic Site (Maryland)

Invasive Listing Sources:
Faith Campbell, 1998
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
Native Plant Society of Oregon, 2008