annual fescue
4 species
2 subspecies and varieties
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Vulpia bromoidesbrome fescue
Distribution: Introduced from southern British Columbia to southern California and Arizona, occasional farther east.
Habitat: From ocean beaches and salt marshes to sagebrush deserts.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: April - June
Growth Duration: Annual
Vulpia microstachyssmall fescue
Origin: Native
Growth Duration: Annual
Vulpia myurosrattail fescue, rattail six-weeks grass
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; widely distributed throughout most of North America except for the Great Plains and eastern Canada.
Habitat: Balds, open slopes, grasslands, roadsides, wastelots, and other disturbed open areas
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: April-June
Growth Duration: Annual
Vulpia octoflorasix–weeks fescue
Origin: Native
Growth Duration: Annual
var. hirtella – six-weeks fescue
var. octoflora – six-weeks fescue