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Last updated 6/10/2009 by David Giblin.
Festuca valesiaca Schleich. ex Gaudin[FNA24, HC2]
Valais fescue

Publication: Agrost. Helv. 1: 242. 1811.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Festuca valesiaca is widely distributed through central Europe and northern Asia, where it grows in steppes, dry meadows, and open rocky or sandy areas. It is sold in the North American seed trade as F. pseudovina Hack. ex Wiesb., and has been collected at a few scattered localities in the Flora region, apparently having become established from deliberate seeding.

The taxonomy of the Festuca valesiaca complex is controversial, with different authors naming morphological variants and polyploid populations within it. No attempt has been made to determine which are present in the Flora region."

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