Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


567

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Common (uncommon in Mtns & GA Pdmt) (rare in GA Coastal Plain & NC Mtns)

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

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain red
Grain

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vulpia myuros   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-18-001:
Festuca myuros   FAMILY Poaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Vulpia myuros

 

COMMON NAME:
Rat-tail Fescue