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Last updated 6/10/2009 by David Giblin.
Festuca trachyphylla (Hack.) Krajina[FNA24, HC2]
hard fescue

Publication: Acta Bot. Bohem. 9: 190. 1930.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Festuca trachyphylla is native to open forests and forest edge habitats of Europe. It has been introduced and has become naturalized in many temperate regions. In the Flora region, F. trachyphylla is generally sold under the name "˜Hard Fescue', and is popular as a durable turf grass and soil stabilizer. It is particularly common in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada, but is probably grown throughout the temperate parts of the region. Its naturalized distribution can be expected to expand.

For many years, Festuca trachyphylla was known, inappropriately, under other names, e.g., F. duriuscula L., F. ovina var. duriuscula (L.) W.D.J. Koch, and F. longifolia Thuill. Some European authors treat it as F. stricta subsp. trachyphylla (Hack.) Patzke. It has frequently been included in F. ovina."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Festuca brevipila R. Tracey
Festuca cinerea Vill., misapplied
Festuca duriuscula L., misapplied
Festuca duriuscula L. var. cinerea (Vill.) Krajina, misapplied
Festuca duriuscula L. var. trachyphylla (Hack.) Richter
Festuca longifolia Thuill. var. trachyphylla (Hack.) Howarth