Arizona fescue

Festuca arizonica

plant type:
grass
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
cool
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Clay
Loam
Silt
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
6000
Max elevation:
10000
Counties: 
Apache
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
Navajo
Pima
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Low
Germination Overall: 
NA
Germination rate: 
Slow
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
Low
Establishment: 
NA

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
NOTES:
Drill seed ¼ to ½ inch deep in a clean, weed-free seedbed. Two to 9 pounds of Pure Live Seed per acre have been recommended for establishment under irrigation, and half this recommended rates for dry land plantings.
Citations:
Thornberg 1982, Schuster 1964, Sackett et al. 1996