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Festuca arundinacea

Basic information
Scientific name Festuca arundinacea

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Common names Tall fescue, Tall meadow fescue, Alta fescue
Higher taxon Poaceae, Poales, Liliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Europe.
Habitat Some kind of farm area, grassland, stream, urban area, vacancy, waterfront.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Hookaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu Range in Japan
Date The first record was in 1905.
Route Deliberate: As pasture grass, for some evironmental modification
Impact Competition with native plants and crop plants. Allelopathy. Host of insects and fungi. Allergen for hay fever.
Native organism(s) affected: Native plants and crop plants.
Regulation in Japan Regulated introduction in Saga Pref.
Introduced range in other countries Africa, Asia, Oceania, and North and Latin America.
Reference Notes
  • Hotta et al. (1989) Useful Plants of the World. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Ecol Soc Jpn (ed) (2002) Handbook of Alien Species in Japan. Chijinshokan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.
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