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Festuca arundinacea Schreb.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Festuca L. (ウシノケグサ)
Oniushinokegusa (オニウシノケグサ, 鬼牛ノ毛草), tall fescue (sometimes called Kentucky 31)
Lifeform: turfed, perennial grass
Distribution: Europe - East Asia

Introduced to the most regions in the world, including Japan (firstly reported in 1905)
Hokkaido Blue List: A3

Habitat: roadsides, parks, fields, gardens, etc.
Chromosome number: 2n = 28, 42 and 72
Schedonorus phoenix (Scop.) Holub, recently used
Schedonorus arundinaceus (Schreb.) Dumort.
Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) S. J. Darbyshire
Festuca elatior L. var. arundinacea (Schreb.) Wimm.
Festuca elatior L. ssp. arundinacea (Schreb.) Celak.

Festuca arundinacea in Hokkaido

[1] in front of Japanese black-noodle restaurant, Kiritachitei (霧立亭) in Horokanai Town, northern Hokkaido, on June 29 2018. [2/3] under a street tree at a roadside in N15/W5, North Ward, Sapporo, on June 23 2016. [4/5] in a small park (not maintained well) near the Muroran Marine Experimental Station of Hokkaido University on September 12 2016. [6] along a paved road in Maruyama-Nishimachi at the bottom of Horomi Path (幌見峠), Sapporo, on June 11 1985 (the specimen, stored in SAPS). Records: at Denshinhama Coast, Muroran City, on September 11 2017. Near Ishikari Coast in the Road Station "Ai-rodo (I-Road) Atsuta" on August 19 2019. In front of GSES on June 19 2021. Along a paved road in N18/W4, North Ward, Sapporo, on July 9 2021.