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Taxon: Festuca rubra L. subsp. commutata Markgr.-Dann.

Genus: Festuca
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Loliinae
Nomen number: 103637
Place of publication: Kart. der Schweiz 81. 1968
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Jan-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Sep-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 102 (84 active, 117 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)


Common names:

  • Chewing's fescue  (Source: F NZeal) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: lawn/turf (for turf & lawns fide Dict Gard; Grass VarUSA, as F. rubra subsp. fallax)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury, as F. rubra var. commutata)

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Norway (s.), Sweden (s.), United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Ukraine (w.)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy (incl. Sicily), Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Portugal, Spain

    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd.)


  1. Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. 1961- (F NZeal)
  2. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  3. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  4. Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. 1964 (Kingsbury)
  5. Sell, P. & G. Murrell Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. 1996- (F GB Ire)

Check other web resources for Festuca rubra L. subsp. commutata Markgr.-Dann. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2022. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://grinczech.vurv.cz/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=103637. Accessed 2 July 2022.