Vulpia myuros

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Vulpia myuros
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Vulpia
Species: V. myuros
Binomial name
Vulpia myuros
(L.) C.C. Gmel.

Vulpia myuros, the annual fescue,[1] or rat's-tail fescue,[2] is an annual grass species of the genus Vulpia. It was probably originally native to Eurasia, but it can now be found nearly worldwide as a naturalized species.

In the United Kingdom it forms dense, even swards of fine, hair-like stems in recently disturbed habitats, such as 3-10-year-old pulverised fuel ash. It is typically displaced by perennial grasses after about a decade.

Invasive species[edit]

Vulpia myuros is considered a noxious weed and invasive species in places where it is not native, especially in areas with a Mediterranean climate.[3] For example, it is widespread in California, where it is now a dominant species in many types of grassy habitat.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vulpia myuros". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  3. ^ a b US Forest Service Fire Ecology

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