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Last updated 8/27/2009 by David Giblin.
Vulpia microstachys (Nutt.) Munro[FNA24, HC2]
small fescue

Publication: Pl. Hartw. 342. 1857.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: See H&C p 580-581 for table of names applied to this species complex, which is not considered divisible into races.

FNA24: "FNA24: "Vulpia microstachys is native to western North America, growing from British Columbia south through the western United States into Baja California. Four varieties are recognized here on the basis of spikelet indumentum, but they frequently occur together, and intergrading forms are known. No difference in their geographic or ecological distribution is known."

In light of the lack of distinction among varieties, we are recognizing only the species level taxon."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Festuca arida Elmer
Festuca microstachys Nutt.[HC]
Vulpia arida (Elmer) Henrard