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Tall Fescue - Schedonorus arundinaceus
Other Names:  Kentucky Fescue, Festuca arundinacea, Lolium arundinaceum, Schedonorus phoenix

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 0


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General Description
Sometimes with short rhizomes. Stems mostly 90–150 cm. Leaves: blades 5–12 mm wide, flat. Inflorescence a contracted panicle 10–30 cm long. Spikelets 9–15 mm long, with mostly 4 to 8 florets. Lemmas awn-tipped or awn up to 4 mm long (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout most of North America (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 54

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Habitat
Moist meadows and along ditch banks and irrigated fields (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Eggers, M.J.S. 2005. Riparian vegetation of the Montana Yellowstone and cattle grazing impacts thereon. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. 125 p.
    • Hodgson, J.R. 1970. Ecological distribution of Microtus montanus and Microtus pennsylvanicus in an area of geographic sympatry in southwestern Montana. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 65 p.
    • Lyons, T.P., J.R. Miller, D.M. Debinski, and D.M. Engle. 2014. Predator identity influences the effect of habitat management on nest predation. Ecological Applications 25(6): 1596-1605.
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