Vulpia fasciculata (Forssk.) Fritsch
Festuca fasciculata Forssk.Vulpia membranacea (L.) Dumort.
dune fescue, fescue grass, sand fescue, silver grass, silvergrass, vulpia
Gramineae (South Australia)Poaceae (Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)
Native to northern Africa (i.e. Algeria, northern Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia), western and southern Europe (i.e. Ireland, the UK, France, Portugal, Spain, Albania, Greece, Italy and Yugoslavia) and western Asia (i.e. Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Georgia).
Widely naturalised in southern Australia (i.e. in the coastal districts of southern New South Wales, in southern and western Victoria, in south-eastern and southern parts of South Australia and in the south-western and southern parts of Western Australia). It is also sparingly naturalised in Tasmania.
Sand fescue (Vulpia fasciculata) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria and Western Australia.
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