Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2476

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

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

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Festuca trachyphylla   FAMILY Poaceae

(?)

IN THE BROAD SENSE, MISAPPLIED AS TO OUR MATERIAL VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-18-006:
Festuca ovina   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Festuca trachyphylla

LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Festuca ovina var. ovina

 

COMMON NAME:
Hard Fescue