Taxon  Report   3576 
Festuca arundinacea  Schreber
Alta Fescue,  Reed Fescue, tall fescue

Festuca arundinacea
© 2008 Steve Matson
Festuca arundinacea, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Festuca arundinacea
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Schedonorus arundinaceus
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Festuca elatior
TJM2: Lolium arundinaceum
TJM2: Schedonorus arundinaceus
TJM2: Schedonorus phoenix
 Information about  Festuca arundinacea  from other sources:

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 06, 2015).

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