Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4284

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to South Carolina Mountains (introduced elsewhere)

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, disturbed areas, pastures, grassy balds, 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 ssp. rubra   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Festuca rubra ssp. rubra   FAMILY Poaceae

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

LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Festuca rubra

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Festuca rubra

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Fescue


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