Festuca occidentalis Hook.
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

Festuca occidentalis inflorescence A. A. Reznicek inflorescence

Open often rocky, dry forests, forested dunes (with pines), cedar-fir forests and thickets (often in calcareous sites), aspens, and hardwoods. A species of the northwestern United States and adjacent Canada, occurring disjunctly in the northern Great Lakes region, mostly quite close to the shores of the Great Lakes.

The characteristic bristly pubescence on the summit of the ovary should not be confused with the feathery styles that are present in this as well as other species.


Alger County
Alpena County
Baraga County
Benzie County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Delta County
Emmet County
Grand Traverse County
Houghton County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Manistee County
Marquette County
Muskegon County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Presque Isle County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. August 19, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2120.