Festuca of North America


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

Festuca prolifera (Piper) Fernald var. prolifera


Rhodora 35: 133. 1933. F. rubra subsp. prolifera Piper, Contrib. U.S. Natl. Herb. 10: 21. 1906. F. rubra var. prolifera (Piper) Robinson, Rhodora 10: 65. 1908. Type: U.S.A. New Hampshire: Mt. Washington, alpine brooks, 2 September 1877, C.G. Pringle s.n. Isotype: GH!

Classification. Subg. Festuca L.


Considered a vegetatively proliferating form of F. rubra s.l. (Aiken et al. 1987). The type specimen is illustrated in the image library.


• Type specimen. Type specimen of F. prolifera var. prolifera. Lower left hand label reads, "Festuca ovina, L. var. vivipara. Alpine brooks, Mt. Washington, September 2, 1877. C.G. Pringle". In hand writing at centre of sheet, "F. prolifera (Piper) Fern."

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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).