Festuca myuros

Family:POACEAE
Species:Festuca myuros L.
Common Name:Rat Tail Fescue, Annual Fescue
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Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Annual
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
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Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native, FACU (NWI)
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyPOACEAE - Grass family
Genus Festuca
Species Festuca myuros L. - Rat Tail Fescue, Annual Fescue

Citation

Citation Festuca myuros Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 74-75. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data, van Royen s.n. (lectotype: L). Lectotypified by Stace & C.E. Jarvis, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 91: 436-437. 1985.

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Avena muralis Avena muralis Salisbury, Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton 22. 1796, nom. illegit.Festuca myuros Linnaeus 1753. 
Distomischus myuros Distomischus myuros (Linnaeus) Dulac, Fl. Hautes-Pyrenees 91. 1867.Festuca myuros Linnaeus 1753. 
Festuca muralis Festuca muralis Kunth, in Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 7: 485, pl. 491. 1825, nom. illegit.Festuca myuros Linnaeus 1753. 
Festuca myuros var. eumyuros Festuca myuros Linnaeus, var. eumyuros Emberger & Maire, Cat. Pl. Maroc 4: 941. 1941, nom. inadmiss.Festuca myuros Linnaeus 1753. 
Festuca myuros var. genuina Festuca myuros Linnaeus, var. genuina Cosson & Durieu de Maisonnueve, in Durieu de Maisonnueve, Expl. Sci. Algérie 2: 174. 1855, nom. inadmiss.Festuca myuros Linnaeus 1753. 
Festuca pseudomyuros Festuca pseudomyuros Soyer-Willemet, Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 7: 445. 1826. GERMANY
Mygalurus caudatus Mygalurus caudatus Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 92. 1821, nom. illegit.Festuca myuros Linnaeus 1753. 
Vulpia longivaginata Vulpia longivaginata Saint-Lager, Ann. Soc. Bot. Lyon 7: 137. 1880, nom. illegit.Festuca pseudomyuros Soyer-Willemet 1826. 
Vulpia major Vulpia major (Rohlena) A. Löve & D. Löve, Bot. Not. 114: 35. 1960.Festuca myuros Linnaeus, forma major Rohlena 1899. 
Vulpia muralis Vulpia muralis Nees von Esenbeck, Linnaea 19: 694. 1847, nom. illegit.Festuca muralis Kunth 1825, nom. illegit.; Festuca myuros Linnaeus 1753.  
Vulpia myuros subsp. pseudomyuros Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) C. C. Gmelin, subsp. pseudomyuros (Soyer-Willemet) Maire, in Maire & Weiller, Fl. Afr. Nord 3: 177. 1955.Festuca pseudomyuros Soyer-Willemet 1826. 
Vulpia myuros var. pseudomyuros Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) C. C. Gmelin, var. pseudomyuros (Soyer-Willemet) Fiori, Nuov. Fl. Italia 1: 142. 1923.Festuca pseudomyuros Soyer-Willemet 1826. 
Vulpia pseudomyuros Vulpia pseudomyuros (Soyer-Willemet) Reichenbach, Fl. Germ. Excurs. 37. 1830.Festuca pseudomyuros Soyer-Willemet 1826. 
Vulpia reclinata Vulpia reclinata Dumortier, Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 12: 204. 1873. BELGIUM
Vulpia vaginata Vulpia vaginata Saint-Lager, in Cariot, Etude Fl., ed. 8. 2: 938. 1889, nom. illegit.Festuca myuros Linnaeus 1753.  
Vulpia myuros Festuca myuros Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 74. 1753. Without data, van Royen s.n. (lectotype: L). Lectotypified by Stace & Jarvis, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 91: 436-437. 1985.

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; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Cleburne, Cullman, Etowah, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Lowndes, Marengo, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, Russell, St. Clair, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
AUA000019880 Lee 24 Apr 1960 Banks, Donald J.
34
AUA
Vulpia Myuros (L.) K. C. Gmel.
JSU105600 Lawrence 06 Jun 1975 Whetstone, R. David
4299
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
JSU105605 Randolph 04 Jul 1988 Nixon, Christopher F.
3988
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
UWAL0001953 St. Clair 30 Apr 2008 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12846
UWAL
Vulpia myuros (L.) K.C. Gmel.
JSU105604 Marshall 10 May 1992 Spaulding, Daniel D.
1559
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
ALNHS00005456 Lee 06 JUN 2017 Taylor, Chris T.
CSP#421
ALNHS
Festuca myuros L.
JSU105599 Jefferson 23 May 1985 Bussey, Melanie G.
1531
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
AUA000019877 Hale 23 May 1990 Everest, John W.
AUA
Vulpia Myuros (L.) K. C. Gmel.
AUA000039576 Lauderdale 23 Jun 2015 Barger, T. Wayne
SC-462
AUA
Vulpia Myuros (L.) K. C. Gmel.
TROY000038242 Bullock 22 Mar 2012 Dykes, Bailee
360
TROY
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
TROY000052089 Lowndes 30 Apr 2019 Diamond, Alvin R.
28882
TROY
Festuca myuros L.
UNA00059413 Cleburne 02 Jun 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11339
UNA
Vulpia myuros (L.) K.C. Gmel.
JSU105602 Lee 13 May 1976 Johnson, W.C.
s.n.
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
JSU105598 Jackson 26 May 1999 Brodeur, Kristin R.
1837
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
USAM000012787 Mobile 21 Apr 1977 LeLong, Michel G.
9668
USAM
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) C. C. Gmelin
TROY000052107 Montgomery 21 Mar 2021 Diamond, Alvin R.
29557
TROY
Festuca myuros L.
TROY000012916 Butler 10 May 2003 Diamond, Alvin R.
13901
TROY
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
JSU105597 Etowah 28 May 1975 Whetstone, R. David
4090
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
UWAL0030850 Mobile 29 Mar 1986 Kral, Robert
73224
UWAL
Vulpia myuros (L.) KC Gmel
AUA000027889 Marengo 13 Jun 2013 England, J. Kevin
4285
AUA
Vulpia Myuros (L.) K. C. Gmel.
TROY000027606 Cleburne 02 Jun 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11339
TROY
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
UNA00056910 Barbour 09 May 1998 MacDonald, John R.
11143
UNA
Festuca myuros L.
JSU105603 Marshall 19 May 1992 Spaulding, Daniel D.
1737
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
JSU105606 Talladega 26 May 1993 Whetstone, R. David
16742
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
TROY000037338 Pike 20 Jun 2013 Horne, Howard E.
2276
TROY
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
ALNHS00008120 Russell 06 Apr 2023 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#5971
ALNHS
Festuca myuros L.
UWAL0018781 Cherokee 16 Jun 1992 Kral, Robert
80831
UWAL
Festuca myuros L.
JSU105596 Etowah 14 Jun 1974 Atkinson, Tim A.
316
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
UWAL0015656 Bullock 10 May 2012 Dykes, Bailee
653
UWAL
Vulpia myuros (L.) K.C. Gmelin
UWAL0013419 Marengo 13 Jun 2013 England, J. Kevin
4285
UWAL
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
AUA000019879 Lee 28 May 1960 Banks, Donald J.
131
AUA
Vulpia Myuros (L.) K. C. Gmel.
ALNHS00001524 Jackson 26 Apr 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
HC-561
ALNHS
Festuca myuros L.
SAMF0008097 Butler 10 May 2003 Diamond. Alvin R.
13901
SAMF
Festuca myuros Linnaeus
JSU105607 Tuscaloosa 17 Apr 1980 Whetstone, R. David
9467
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
JSU105601 Lawrence 23 May 1974 Whetstone, R. David
2811
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
UWAL0048118 Bullock 29 Apr 2017 Horne, Howard E.
3804
UWAL
Festuca myuros Linnaeus
TROY000030736 Lee 28 May 1960 Banks, Donald J.
132
TROY
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
JSU105594 Chilton 10 May 1980 Whetstone, R. David
10065
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
AUA000019881 Lee 1924 Zeliff, C.C.
AUA
Vulpia Myuros (L.) K. C. Gmel.
USAM000012786 Mobile 05 May 1976 LeLong, Michel G.
9197
USAM
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) C. C. Gmelin var. var. hirsuta Hack.
UWAL0015021 Bullock 22 Mar 2012 Dykes, Bailee
360
UWAL
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
TROY000038549 Washington 04 May 2012 Keener, Brian R.
7179
TROY
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
TROY000012931 Barbour 04 May 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
19163
TROY
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
AUA000019878 Lee 13 May 1976 Johnson, W.C.
S.N.
AUA
Vulpia Myuros (L.) K. C. Gmel.
AUA000019876 Choctaw 4 May 1995 Crouch, Virginia E.
1371
AUA
Vulpia Myuros (L.) K. C. Gmel.
TROY000044878 Marengo 13 Jun 2013 England, J. Kevin
4285
TROY
Festuca myuros Linnaeus
JSU105595 Cullman 23 May 1974 Whetstone, R. David
2835
JSU
Vulpia myuros (Linnaeus) K. C. Gmelin
UNA00050638 Marshall 21 May 1992 Spaulding, Daniel D.
1759
UNA
Vulpia myuros (L.) K.C. Gmel.
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