Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4284

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Partly native and partly introduced

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in SC Mountains, uncommon in NC Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in dune grasslands, salt scrub, and borders of oligohaline to mesohaline marshes in the Coastal Plain (where presumably native), in middle- to high-elevation forests, rocky woodlands, barrens, grassy balds, and bogs in the Mountains (where also presumably native), and in fields, pastures, weedy clearings, and other open, disturbed habitats (where presumably introduced from Eurasia, adventive from native populations, or some complex mix of situations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Densely cespitose [tufted, clumping]

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
3 stamens
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:

 

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

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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Festuca rubra ssp. rubra   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-18-005:
Festuca rubra   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Festuca rubra

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Festuca rubra

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Fescue


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