Festuca beckeri (Hack.) Trautv.
Festuca beckeri is a grass.
Festuca beckeri was already described and the name validly published by Eduard Hackel. It was Ernst Rudolf von Trautvetter, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1884.
Festuca beckeri is a species in the genus Festuca which contains approximately 665 to 791 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family). The type species of the genus is Festuca ovina.
The grasses reach heights of 20 to 60 centimetres.
Festuca beckeri is deciduous. The fern-green, simple leaves are distichous. They are linear and clasping with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Festuca beckeri produces panicles of light-green flowers from June to July.
The grasses produce caryopses.
Festuca beckeri is native to to the coastal regions of North Europe, Germany, Poland and the European Russia.
The grasses prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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