Publication: Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math. 2(2): 173. 1832.
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: FNA24: Festuca subulata grows on stream banks and in open woods, meadows, shady forests, and thickets, to about 2800 m. Its range extends from the southern Alaska panhandle eastward to southwestern Alberta and western South Dakota, and southward to central California and Colorado.
Festuca subulata differs from F. subuliflora in having blunter, glabrous calluses and glabrous, often scabrous or puberulent leaf blades that are obscurely ribbed."