Taxon: Festuca filiformis Pourr.

Genus: Festuca
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Loliinae
Nomen number: 402520
Place of publication: Hist. & Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. Toulouse 3:319. 1788
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 04-Aug-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: lawn/turf (for lawns fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Weed: (adventive fide Grass USSR, as F. tenuifolia)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Croatia

  • Native

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Italy ; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • North America
  • Southern America

    • South America

  • Cultivated


  • Aiken, S. G. et al. Festuca of North America: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval. (Festuca N Amer)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. 1995 (Grass VarUSA)
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. (F NZeal)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Snow, N. & G. Davidse 1993. Leptochloa mucronata (Michx.) Kunth is the correct name for Leptochloa filiformis (Poaceae) (Taxon) 42:413.
  • Wilkinson, M. J. & C. A. Stace 1991. A new taxonomic treatment of the Festuca ovina aggregate (Poaceae) in the British Isles Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 106:347-397.
  • Wilkinson, M. J. & C. A. Stace 1991. A new taxonomic treatment of the Festuca ovina aggregate (Poaceae) in the British Isles Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 106:374.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en la República Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47. 1994 (L Grass Argent)


Check other web resources for Festuca filiformis Pourr. :


  • Florets: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image