Festuca myuros

Festuca myuros_rat-tail fescue_JM DiTomaso_cropped
Photo: Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: Vulpia myuros

Common names: rat-tail fescue; red-tailed fescue; sixweeksgrass; zorro annual fescue

Festuca myuros (rattail fescue) is an annual grass (family Poaceae) widely distributed in California. This species is one of many introduced annual grasses that reduces habitat for native perennial grasses.

Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

There are no Symposium presentations associated with this species yet.

Other Festuca myuros Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • EDDMapS - North American distribution based on Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System.