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Foxtail Fescue - Vulpia myuros
Other Names:  Festuca megalura, Vulpia megalura

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Stems 20–60 cm. Leaves: blades 1 mm wide. Inflorescence a narrow panicle 7–20 cm long. Spikelets 5–8 mm long. Lemmas with an awn 5–12 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced in open disturbed sites throughout most of N. America excepting the northcentral region (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Frequently disturbed sites in open dry shrub steppe vegetation (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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