Taxon  Report   3576    
Festuca arundinacea  Schreb.
Alta fescue,  Reed fescue, Tall fescue
Festuca arundinacea
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Festuca arundinacea
© 2000 Joe DiTomaso
Festuca arundinacea
© 2008 Keir Morse
Festuca arundinacea, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Festuca arundinacea
© 2018 Brian Charles
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Communities: wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Schedonorus arundinaceus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Festuca elatior
ICPN: Lolium arundinaceum
ICPN: Schedonorus arundinaceus
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).