Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


566

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

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

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INVASIVE

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

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
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 arundinaceus   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Schedonorus arundinaceus   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-18-007:
Festuca elatior   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Fescue, Alta Fescue