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Festuca sciurea Nuttall. Squirrel-tail Fescue. Phen: Mar-May. Hab: Sandy roadsides, fields, disturbed areas. Dist: S. NJ south to n. peninsular FL, west to TX, and north in the interior to MO.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: There may be question whether the Rafinesquian epithet applies here; moreover, when transferred into Festuca it may be blocked by the very similar Festuca elliottii.

Synonymy: = FlGr, G, HC, K4, RAB, S, S13; = Vulpia elliotea (Raf.) Fernald – C, F, Il, K1, K3, Mo1, Tat, Tx, WH3; = Vulpia sciurea (Nutt.) Henrard – Ar, ETx1, FNA24, NcTx, Va, Tucker (1996)

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Heliophily: 8

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image of plant© Michael John Oldham, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Michael John Oldham source CC-BY-NC, permission granted to NCBG | Original Image ⭷

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