Taxon  Report   8331    
Vulpia myuros  (L.) C. C. Gmel.  var. hirsuta  Hack.  
(no longer an active name)
Fox tail fescue,  Foxtail fescue, Hairy rattail fescue, Zorro fescue
Vulpia myuros var. hirsuta
© 2009 Aaron Arthur
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Vulpia myuros var. hirsuta, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plant Characteristics
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Vulpia myuros var. hirsuta
© 2009 Aaron Arthur
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Vulpia
Parent: Vulpia myuros
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

PLANTS accepted name:
Vulpia myuros

ICPN accepted name:
Festuca myuros

NOTE: Vulpia myuros var. hirsuta is no longer an active name.
More information about  Vulpia myuros var. hirsuta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2018).

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