Western fescue has a wide distribution in western north America, largely found in low to mid elevations of Central California north to British Columbia. Native to conifer, oak and mixed evergreen woodlands where it grows in light shade. Forms dense tufts of fine evergreen foliage 6-12 inches tall. Delicate flower panicles on stems rise 2 ft. or so above the blades in early spring or summer. A nice accent in lightly shaded areas with decent drainage and some summer moisture. Deer resistant.