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Festuca rubra L.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Festuca L. (ウシノケグサ)
F. rubra L., O-ushinokegusa (オオウシノケグサ, 大牛ノ毛草), red fescue
Lifeform: deciduous grass
Distribution and habitat:

Exotic: cosmopolitan → widespread on grasslands, and roadsides
Native: northern Japan → coast side, and others

Field training on integrated environmental research (統合環境調査法実習) (fauna and flora 種リスト)

Chromosome number: 22n = 14, 21, 28, 42, 49, 53, 56, 64 and 70
var. commutata Gaudin (イトウシノケグサ)
var. muramatsui Ohwi (ハマオオウシノケグサ)
var. musashiensis (Honda) Ohwi (アサカワソウ)
var. nankotaizanensis Ohwi (シラゲオオウシノケグサ)
var. pacifica Honda (ヒロハノオオウシノケグサ)
var. rubra, the type

Festuca rubra in Hokkaido

[1/2] at a slope on Charatsunai Coast faced to Pacific Ocean on August 22 2011. [3] at an openland along Ishikari Coast, where a wind power will be established, on September 3 2015. It is a kind of tussock.