GREENLEAF FESCUE suitable for counties:
IDAHO: Adams, Bannock, Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Idaho, Kootenai, Nez Perce, Power, Shoshone
CALIFORNIA: Alameda, Alpine, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sonoma
NEVADA: Washoe
MONTANA: All counties
WASHINGTON: Chelan, Columbia, Ferry, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Pierce, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Whatcom, Yakima
OREGON: Baker, Clackamas, Deschutes, Douglas, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Lane, Linn, Union, Wallowa

Greenleaf fescue belongs to family of poaceae plants, its species name is viridula. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Greenleaf fescue has dark green foliage and bears purple colored flowers. Greenleaf fescue booms in late spring.The plant grows in erect form. Greenleaf fescue is a moderately growing plant, a mature Greenleaf fescue can grow up to 2.5 feet. This plant has very low tolerance to draught conditons.

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Purple
Foliage Color : Dark Green Growth Form : Bunch
Growth Rate : Moderate Height, Mature (feet) : 2.5
Drought Tolerance : Low Frost Free Days, Minimum : 90
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -33 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Late Spring


Bloom Period : Late Spring Commercial Availability : Contracting Only
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Medium Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Summer Fruit/Seed Persistence : No
Propogated by Bare Root : No Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : No Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 750000
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : Medium
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : None


Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : Yes Fuelwood Product : - -
Lumber Product : No Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : No Palatable Browse Animal : Low
Palatable Graze Animal : High Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : Medium
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No


Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : Slow
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : Medium
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : Purple
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Porous Foliage Porosity Winter : Porous
Foliage Texture : Medium Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Bunch
Growth Rate : Moderate Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : - -
Height, Mature (feet) : 2.5 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Moderate
Low Growing Grass : Yes Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : No Shape and Orientation : Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : No Anaerobic Tolerance : Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance : Low Cold Stratification Required : Yes
Drought Tolerance : Low Fertility Requirement : Medium
Fire Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 90
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : Medium
pH (Minimum) : 6.0 pH (Maximum) : 7.3
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : - - Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : - -
Precipitation (Minimum) : 60 Precipitation (Maximum) : 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 10 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Intermediate Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -33



greenleaf fescue
©Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Carson City Rural Area, Prey Meadows. June 8, 2003.
greenleaf fescue
E.H. Reid. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, OR, Wallowa National Forest.
greenleaf fescue
Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950.


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