Six-weeks Fescue
Pullout Grass

Vulpia octoflora

Six-weeks Fescue, Vulpia octoflora, photo © by Michael Plagens

15 km south of Aguila, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA. March 2017.

ANNUAL GRASS: A delicate annual of one to several stems not much exceeding 20 cm tall. Present in spring following good precipitation.

RANGE: Can be found on flats or gentle slopes through much of the Sonoran Desert but is often hard to see.

LEAVES: Leaf blades about 2 mm wide with edges rolled over. wide.

SPIKES: Narrow panicle with short, straight awns from each floret. Often eight florets per spike.


Poaceae -- Grass Family

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