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


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image of Festuca myuros

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_femy2_001_lvd

        

image of Festuca myuros

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_femy2_002_lvd

        

image of Festuca myuros

JK Marlow    jkm090608_007

June    Greenville County    SC

Panicle narrow, 5-20cm long, 1-2cm broad; branches appressed-ascending, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Festuca myuros

JK Marlow    jkm090608_014

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Festuca myuros

JK Marlow    s080606_ac

June    Greenville County    SC

Culms 10-70cm tall. Leaves to 15cm x 0.5-1.2mm; blades and sheaths glabrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.