Festuca octoflora

Festuca octoflora (formerly Vulpia octoflora),[1] also called six-weeks fescue, pullout grass,[citation needed] sixweeks fescue,[2] eight-flower sixweeks grass,[citation needed] eight-flowered fescue;[citation needed] is an annual plant in the grass family (Poaceae).[3] The common name "six week fescue" is because it supplies about 6 weeks of cattle forage after a rain.[3]

Festuca octoflora
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Genus: Festuca
Species:
F. octoflora
Binomial name
Festuca octoflora
Synonyms
  • Vulpia octoflora (Walter) Rydb.

Subspecies include Festuca octoflora Walter var. tenella, Festuca gracilenta Buckley, and Festuca tenella Willd.[4][contradictory]

Range and habitatEdit

This bunchgrass is native to North America occurring across a large part of Canada, in all of the lower 48 contiguous United States, and Baja California of Mexico.[5][6] It grows in open, sunny places between shrubs and in burn areas.[3] It is commonly found in burn areas after a fire.[3]

VarietiesEdit

The Vulpia octoflora varieties include:

  • Vulpia octoflora var. glauca [7]
  • Vulpia octoflora var. hirtella [8]
  • Vulpia octoflora var. octoflora [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mojave Desert Wildflowers, Pam MacKay, 2nd E. 2013, p 314
  2. ^ "Vulpia octoflora". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2015-08-07.
  3. ^ a b c d Mojave Desert Wildflowers, Pam MacKay, 2nd E. 2013, p 285
  4. ^ Howard, Janet L. (2006). "Vulpia octoflora". Fire Effects Information System (FEIS). US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service (USFS), Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory. Retrieved 2010-03-09 – via https://www.feis-crs.org/feis/.
  5. ^ "Vulpia octoflora". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2010-03-09.
  6. ^ http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?8738,9330,9340 Jepson . accessed 10 May 2010
  7. ^ "Vulpia octoflora var. glauca". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  8. ^ "Vulpia octoflora var. hirtella". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  9. ^ "Vulpia octoflora var. octoflora". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 10 May 2010.

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