Festuca scabrella

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Festuca scabrella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Festuca
Species: F. scabrella
Binomial name
Festuca scabrella

Rough Fescue (Festuca scabrella) is a native, perennial bunchgrass found throughout northwestern North America.



The Canadian province of Alberta, in the Canadian Prairies region, is home to the largest area of rough fescue (Festuca scabrella) grassland in North America. In addition Alberta has other species including: plains fescue (Festuca hallii); foothills fescue (Festuca campestris), and northern fescue (Festuca altaica).

Rough fescue is the provincial grass of Alberta.[1]

United States

''Festuca scabrella is found in the Northern Great Plains region and the Northwestern United States.


  1. ^ Government of Alberta. "Symbols of Alberta" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2007-01-16.