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Fringed Fescue -introduced (*Vulpia ciliata)

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Vulpia species

vulpia vulpia

Native to Europe. Annual. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).

An uncommon weed.


The tiny first glume and the hairy lemmas (with hairs along the length of the lemma) are distinctive.

It is an environmental weed.

Vulpia: in honour of J.S. Vulpias, 1760-1840, a German Chemist; ciliata: fringed.

1: Lemmas are hairy over most of the lemma body. 2: Dried specimen. Taradale cemetery.