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Last updated 4/26/2020 by David Giblin.
Vulpia myuros (L.) C.C. Gmel.[FNA24, HC2]
rattail fescue, rattail six-weeks grass

Publication: Fl. Bad. 1: 8. 1805.

Origin: Introduced from Europe

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Vulpia myuros grows in well-drained, sandy soils and disturbed sites. It is native to Europe and North Africa. Vulpia myuros f. megalura (Nutt.) Stace & R. Cotton differs from Vulpia myuros (L.) C.C. Gmel. f. myuros in having ciliate lemma margins. It was once thought to be native to North America, but it occurs throughout the European and North African range of f. myuros, even in undisturbed areas."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Festuca megalura Nutt.[HC]
Festuca megalura Nutt. var. hirsuta (Hack.) Aschers. & Graebn.
Festuca myuros L.[HC]
Vulpia megalura (Nutt.) Rydb.
Vulpia myuros (L.) C.C. Gmel. var. hirsuta Hack.