Panarctic Flora


342202a Festuca rubra subsp. rubra


Northern Iceland: Presence uncertain
Northern Fennoscandia: Frequent
Kanin - Pechora: Scattered
Svalbard - Franz Joseph Land: Rare
Polar Ural - Novaya Zemlya: Scattered
Yamal - Gydan: Scattered
Taimyr - Severnaya Zemlya: Scattered
Anabar - Onenyo: Scattered
Kharaulakh: Scattered
Yana - Kolyma: Rare
West Chukotka: Frequent
Wrangel Island: Scattered
South Chukotka: Frequent
East Chukotka: Frequent
Western Alaska: Frequent
Northern Alaska - Yukon: Scattered
Central Canada: Rare
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Rare
Western Greenland: Scattered
Eastern Greenland: Scattered
Mid Arctic Tundra: Rare
Southern Arcti Tundra: Scattered
Shrub Tundra: Frequent
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent


2n= 42 (6x). - Europe, Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland. - Numerous reports.
Conert (1998) reported 2n = 42 as the only number for subsp. rubra. However, see Markgraf-Dannenberg (1980). Zhukova and Petrovsky (1976) reported 2n = >60 from West Chukotka.

Geography: Circumboreal-polar: ICE? NOR RUS SIB RFE ALA CAN GRL.

Notes: Presence in the Arctic in Iceland is not confirmed.

Higher Taxa