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habit growing in sandy soil (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit growing in a lawn (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves and seed-heads (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flower spikelets with long slender awns (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Vulpia fasciculata (Forssk.) Fritsch
Festuca fasciculata Forssk.Vulpia membranacea (L.) Dumort.
Gramineae (South Australia)Poaceae (Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)
dune fescue, fescue grass, sand fescue, silver grass, silvergrass, vulpia
Native to northern Africa, western and southern Europe, the middle-east and western Asia.
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.