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
3 stamens
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Festuca trachyphylla   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Festuca brevipila   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Hard Fescue


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image of Festuca trachyphylla, Hard Fescue

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmfovina_mj

Month Unknown    Ashe County    NC

Mount Jefferson

Culms densely tufted, usually 20-40cm tall; blades slender, involute, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.