The First Record for Altai Fescue, Festuca altaica (Poaceae), in Nova Scotia, from an Eastern Alpine Site on Cape Breton Island

Stephen Darbyshire, Sean Blaney, Sean Basquill


Altai Fescue, Festuca altaica Trinius, is an amphi-Beringian grass species also known from isolated, but widespread, locations in northeastern North America. The occurrence reported here, at the southern limit of eastern alpine habitat in Canada, represents the first for Nova Scotia.


Altai Fescue; Festuca altaica; conservation; rare plants; floristics; alpine vegetation; Nova Scotia

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