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*Lolium pratense (Hudson) Darbyshire. Meadow Fescue. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Fields, roadsides, pastures, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Eurasia.

Origin/Endemic status: Eurasia

Synonymy: = K1, K4, Darbyshire (1993), Tucker (1996); = Festuca elatior L. – HC, misapplied; = Festuca elatior L. var. pratensis (Huds.) A.Gray – G; = Festuca pratensis Huds. – C, ETx1, Il, K2, Mo1, Aiken & Darbyshire (1990); = Schedonorus pratensis (Huds.) P.Beauv. – FNA24, K3, Mi, NY, Pa, Tn, Soreng & Terrell (1998); < Festuca elatior L. – F, RAB, S, S13, Tat, W, WV, misapplied; < Festuca pratensis Huds. – GW1

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACU (name change)
  • Midwest: FACU (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (name change)

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
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