Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1929

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Common

Look for it in fields, roadsides, pastures, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain reddish
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Schedonorus pratensis   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Schedonorus pratensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Lolium pratense

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Festuca pratensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Meadow Fescue


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image of Schedonorus pratensis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_feel_001_lvd

        

The correct generic placement of this and S. arundinaceus has been disputed, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Schedonorus pratensis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_feel_002_lvd

        

In Manual of the Grasses (Hitchcock & Chase) this is called Festuca elatior.

image of Schedonorus pratensis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_fepr_002_lvd