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Festuca idahoensis has a bioregional distribution that includes California north to British Columbia and east to Colorado. Elevations are generally less than 1800 meters. Habitat of occurrence is typically low to moderate rainfall open areas.

With a common name of Idaho Fescue, this grass can attain a height of 30 to 100 centimeters, growing in a densely clumped form. Leaf sheaths are plainly persistent with rolled blades five to 35 centimeters long rolled, and more or less stiff. Inflorescences are six to 20 cm in extent. Typical native grass associates on California coastal prairies are Nasella pulchra and Dechampsia caespitosa.


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