Safety Germplasm viviparous fescue (pdf file)
Selected Class “Natural”
This fescue species reproduces by viviparous means. This 2006 Select Class release (Wright, 2007) will only be available as a viviparous accession, meaning it will not be available as true seed. The parent material was collected north of the Safety area of Alaska. This unique harvest site supported only two species, both of which were viviparous (the other being Poa arctica). This release is intended for use in Arctic, Western, and Interior Alaska.