Vulpia

Vulpia bromoides

Common Name: Fescue
Life Form: Annual Herb
Habitat: Mesic grasslands
Nativity: Introduced

Stem: <5dm, glabrous or hairy; Infl: 1.5-15cm, dense, clearly greater than uppermost leaf; branches 1-3 per node; spikelet stalk flat or winged; Spikelet: 5-10mm, florets 4-7; lemma 5.5-8mm, awn 2.5-12mm, scabrous

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Vulpia microstachys

Common Name: Small Fescue
Life Form: Annual Herb
Habitat: Grasslands
Nativity: Native

Stem: 1.5-7.5 dm, glabrous; Infl: 2-24cm, more or less open, at least lower branches spreading or reflexed; branches 1 per node; Spikelet: florets 2-4; lemma 4-9.5mm, awn 3.5-12mm; Fr: more or less 4-6mm

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Vulpia myuros

Common Name: Rattail Fescue
Life Form: Annual Herb
Habitat: Grasslands
Nativity: Introduced

Stem: <7.5dm, glabrous or scabrous only near inflorescence; Infl: 4-25cm, <2cm wide, branches 1-3 per node; Spikelet: 5-11.5 mm; florets 3-6; lemma 4.5-6.5mm, awn 5-15mm

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