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Vulpia octoflora var. octoflora

Vulpia octoflora (Walter) Rydb. var. octoflora

Sixweeks Fescue, Sixweeks Grass

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Festuca octoflora, Festuca octoflora var. aristulata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall, often much shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OK , OR , PA , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , ON , SK
Native Habitat: Grasslands, sagebrush, open woodlands, and in disturbed habitats.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Vulpia octoflora var. octoflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vulpia octoflora var. octoflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vulpia octoflora var. octoflora


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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