Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh., Novon 3: 241 (1993) as per POWO;
Festuca arundinacea Schreb.
, Spic. Fl. Lips. 57 1771. (Syn: Aira oryzetorum Spreng. ………………………………….);
Europe to Xinjiang and Himalaya, Macaronesia to N. Africa: Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Arizona, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Connecticut, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Finland, France, Føroyar, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Kuril Is., Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Minnesota, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Pennsylvania, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Carolina, South European Russi, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tennessee, Texas, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Tuva, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon; Introduced into: Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Antipodean Is., Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Azores, Canary Is., Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile South, Colombia, Colorado, Costa Rica, Crozet Is., Ecuador, Falkland Is., Hawaii, Kerguelen, Labrador, Madeira, Marion-Prince Edward, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, South Australia, South Georgia, Tasmania, Tristan da Cunha, Victoria, Western Australia, Yemen as per POWO;

Festuca arundinacea (syn., Lolium arundinaceum Darbyshire; Schedonorus phoenix (Scop.) Holub) is a species of grass commonly known as tall fescue.
It is a cool-season perennial C3 species of bunchgrass native to Europe. It is an important forage grass throughout Europe, and many cultivars have been used in agriculture. It is also an ornamental grass in gardens, and a phytoremediation plant.
Tall fescue is a long-lived perennial bunchgrass species. Photosynthesis occurs throughout the leaves, which form bunches and are thick and wide with prominent veins running parallel the entire length of the blade. The blades have a “toothed” edge which can be felt if fingers are run down the edge of the leaf blade. The underside of the leaf may be shiny. Emerging leaves are rolled in the bud with no prominent ligule. Note that most grasses are folded not rolled, which make this a key idenification feature on tall fescue. The auricles are usually blunt but occasionally may be more clawlike. The culm is round in cross-section. Typically, this species of grass has a long growing season and ranges between 2 to 4 feet (1.2 m) tall in seedhead stage.
Tall fescue spreads through tillering and seed transmission — not by stolon – above ground runnerss or rhizome – below ground runnerss, which are common in many grass species. However, tall fescue may have numerous sterile shoots that extend the width of each bunch. There are approximately 227,000 seeds per pound.
(From Wikipedia on 19.4.13)

Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae- 05042013GS6 grass for ID from Kashmir-GS56 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Tall grass photographed from University Botanical Garden, Kashmir. Pl. help in ID.

Festuca arundinacea variety



Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae 05042013GS4 grass for ID from Kashmir-GS54 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 2 authors.
Grass photographed from Dachhigam Kashmir, pl. help in ID

Festuca arundinacea

lemma in the photograph are clearly mucronate it is Festuca sp. (could be festuca valesiaca or F. polycolea)

Festuca arundinacea as suggested by …

SK 3583 20 July 2022: 4 very high res. images.

Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude:  2400 m.
Date: 19 July 2022
Habit : Wild

Festuca arundinacea


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