Festuca trachyphylla

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusFestuca
Species:Festuca trachyphylla (Hack.) Krajina
Common NameHard fescue
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (UPL), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Festuca brevipila Festuca brevipila Tracey
Festuca cinerea Festuca cinerea auct. non Vill.
Festuca cinerea var. trachyphylla Festuca cinerea var. trachyphylla (Hack.) Stohr
Festuca duriuscula subsp. trachyphylla Festuca duriuscula subsp. trachyphylla (Hack.) Rohlena
Festuca duriuscula var. cinerea Festuca duriuscula var. cinerea auct. non (Vill.) Krajina
Festuca duriuscula var. trachyphylla Festuca duriuscula var. trachyphylla (Hack.) Richter
Festuca longifolia Festuca longifolia auct. non Thuill.
Festuca longifolia var. trachyphylla Festuca longifolia var. trachyphylla (Hack.) Howarth
Festuca ovina var. duriuscula Festuca ovina var. duriuscula auct. non (L.) W.D.J. Koch
Festuca ovina var. trachyphylla Festuca ovina var. trachyphylla (Hack.) Druce
Festuca stricta subsp. trachyphylla Festuca stricta subsp. trachyphylla (Hack.) Patzke

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Johnson (TN), Polk (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0045543 Johnson Tennessee
APSC
Festuca trachyphylla
UCHT035893 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Festuca trachyphylla
BRIT236664 Polk Tennessee
VDB
Festuca trachyphylla
UCHT035892 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Festuca trachyphylla
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Plant Photos

Festuca trachyphylla - Dwayne Estes
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Festuca trachyphylla - Dwayne Estes
Festuca trachyphylla - Dwayne Estes