Taxon  Report   3576 
Festuca arundinacea  Schreber
Alta fescue,  Reed fescue, Tall fescue
Festuca arundinacea
© 2000 Joe DiTomaso
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Festuca arundinacea
© 2008 Keir Morse
Festuca arundinacea
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Festuca arundinacea, a monocot, is a perennial 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 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
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Festuca elatior
TJM2: Lolium arundinaceum
TJM2: Schedonorus arundinaceus
TJM2: Schedonorus phoenix
More information about  Festuca arundinacea
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Photos and ID tips from

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

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 22, 2016).

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