Taxon  Report   11689 
Festuca myuros  L.
Rattail sixweeks grass
Festuca myuros
© 2013 Al Keuter
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Festuca myuros
© 2013 Al Keuter
Festuca myuros
© 2015 Gary McDonald
Festuca myuros, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Festuca myuros
© 2015 Gary McDonald
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Vulpia megalura
TJM2: Festuca megalura
TJM2: Vulpia myuros f. myuros
TJM2: Vulpia myuros var. hirsuta
TJM2: Vulpia myuros var. myuros
TJM2: Vulpia myuros
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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