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Title: Cluster Fescue (Festuca paradoxa Desv.): A Multipurpose Native Cool-Season Grass
Year: 2005
Author(s): Navarrete-Tindall, N. E., Van Sambeek, J. W., Pierce, R. A.
Source Title: Proceedings of the 4th Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 116-121
Original Publication:  
Abstract: Native cool-season grasses (NCSG) are adapted to a wide range of habitats and environmental conditions, and cluster fescue (Festuca paradoxa Desv.) is no exception. Cluster fescue can be found in unplowed upland prairies, prairie draws, savannas, forest openings, and glades). Although its range includes 23 states in the continental United States, it is rarely abundant in natural stands. Cluster fescue is found scattered in some states such as Arkansas and Missouri; however, it occurs less frequently in Iowa, is listed of special concern in Tennessee, and is listed as endangered in Indiana, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Publisher: The University of Kentucky Department of Forestry, Lexington, Kentucky
Editor(s): T. G. Barnes
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