Festuca of North America


S. G. Aiken, M. J. Dallwitz, C. L. McJannet, and L. L. Consaul

Festuca amethystina L.


Sp. Pl.: 74. 1753. Type: "Roy. lugbd. 68" cited. Hack. Monogr. Fest. Eur. 123. 1882, holds F. amethystina excluding reference to "Scheuchz!" as valid (Chase and Niles 1962).

Classification. Subg. Festuca L.


A European taxon that is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental. "Slender tufted perennial; blades filiform, 15–25 cm long; panicle 5–10 cm long, rather narrow; spikelets similar to F. ovina", Hitchcock and Chase (1951).

The interactive key provides access to the character list, illustrations, full and partial descriptions, diagnostic descriptions, differences and similarities between taxa, lists of taxa exhibiting specified attributes, and summaries of attributes within groups of taxa.

Cite this publication as: ‘Aiken, S.G., Dallwitz, M.J., McJannet, C.L. and Consaul, L.L. 1996 onwards. Festuca of North America: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval. Version: 19th October 2005. http://delta-intkey.com’. Aiken, Dallwitz, McJannet, and Consaul (1997) should also be cited (see References).