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Roemer’s Fescue and Junegrass

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Roemer’s Fescue and Junegrass

Grassland [Red-Listed]

This rare plant association first described from the Sooke Hills, consists of two native perennial bunchgrasses: Roemer’s fescue and junegrass. Other characteristic species of these hot, south-facing slopes include Lemmon’s needlegrass, short-stemmed sedge, death camas and California oatgrass. Found on Salt Spring Island in small patches at Mt. Maxwell and Mt. Tuam.

Photo by Ryan Batten