[Unidentified Grasses East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Unidentified Grass #15

Festuca idahoensis ?

Can you help verify the identity of this grass? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Unidentified grass #15

Unidentified grass #15 (quite possibly Festuca idahoensis) growing at about 9200' at the head of the Little Blitzen Gorge, Steens Mountain, Harney County, Oregon...................September 1, 2011.


Spikelets of Unidentified grass #15 - Panicle of Unidentified grass #15 - Several spikelets of Unidentified grass #15

Unidentified grass #15 growing at about 9200' at the head of the Little Blitzen Gorge, Steens Mountain, Harney County, Oregon...................September 1, 2011. Note the spreading branches of the panicle, the long stamens, and the fairly long awns at the tip of the lemmas.

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