[Fescue Grasses of the Columbia River Gorge]

Blue Bunchgrass, Bluebunch Fescue, Idaho Fescue

Festuca idahoensis

Synonyms: Festuca idahoensis ssp. idahoensis, Festuca idahoensis var. idahoensis, Festuca idahoensis var. oregona, Festuca ingrata, Festuca occidentalis var. ingrata, Festuca occidentalis var. oregona, Festuca ovina var. columbiana, Festuca ovina var. ingrata, Festuca ovina var. oregona

Blue Bunchgrass, Bluebunch Fescue, Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis (Synonyms: Festuca idahoensis ssp. idahoensis, Festuca idahoensis var. idahoensis, Festuca idahoensis var. oregona, Festuca ingrata, Festuca occidentalis var. ingrata, Festuca occidentalis var. oregona, Festuca ovina var. columbiana, Festuca ovina var. ingrata, Festuca ovina var. oregona)

The photo shown above shows the open inflorescence of Idaho fescue as seen on the south-facing slopes of the Ridge of Wonders at about 5560' at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams...................July 30, 2005.

Blue Bunchgrass, Bluebunch Fescue, Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis (Synonyms: Festuca idahoensis ssp. idahoensis, Festuca idahoensis var. idahoensis, Festuca idahoensis var. oregona, Festuca ingrata, Festuca occidentalis var. ingrata, Festuca occidentalis var. oregona, Festuca ovina var. columbiana, Festuca ovina var. ingrata, Festuca ovina var. oregona)

Island Springs Trail #66 on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams........................August 12, 2006.

Blue Bunchgrass, Bluebunch Fescue, Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis (Synonyms: Festuca idahoensis ssp. idahoensis, Festuca idahoensis var. idahoensis, Festuca idahoensis var. oregona, Festuca ingrata, Festuca occidentalis var. ingrata, Festuca occidentalis var. oregona, Festuca ovina var. columbiana, Festuca ovina var. ingrata, Festuca ovina var. oregona)

Island Springs Trail #66.....................August 12, 2006.

Blue Bunchgrass, Bluebunch Fescue, Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis (Synonyms: Festuca idahoensis ssp. idahoensis, Festuca idahoensis var. idahoensis, Festuca idahoensis var. oregona, Festuca ingrata, Festuca occidentalis var. ingrata, Festuca occidentalis var. oregona, Festuca ovina var. columbiana, Festuca ovina var. ingrata, Festuca ovina var. oregona)

Another view of the open inflorescence of Idaho fescue as seen along the Island Springs Trail #66 on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams.....................August 12, 2006.

Paul Slichter