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Vulpia myuros (L.) C. C. Gmel.

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

Vulpia C. C. Gmel. (ナギナタガヤ)
Naginatagaya (ナギナタガヤ, 薙刀茅), rattail fescue or foxtail fescue
Lifeform: weedy, annual grass
Distribution: northern Africa - Europe - western Asia

introduced to Japan in Meiji Era, now reported from south to Honshu

Habitat: grasslands, wastelands, roadsides, etc.
Chromosome number: 2n = 42

Festuca myuros L.

var. megalura (Nutt.) Rydb. (オオナギナタガヤ), when established

Vulpia myuros in Japan

ST1 ST2 St3
[1-3] in the South Park of Kobe Port Island, western Japan, on March 15 2019.