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Tall Fescues - introduced (*Festuca arundinacea)

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Native to Europe, north Africa and western Asia. Perennial. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).

Other names: Tall Meadow Grass.


Tall Fescue differs from Meadow Fescue (F. pratensis ) in that the shortest of the two branches of the flower cluster has 4 or more spikelets, compared to Meadow Fescue with 1-3 spikelets.

It is an environmental weed.

festuca: : stalk or straw; arundinacea: rush or reed like, a tall grass.

1, 3: Tall Fescue. 2: Tall Fescue clump. Mt Buffalo.