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Vulpia myuros

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Vulpia myuros, the annual fescue,<ref>Template:PLANTS</ref> or rat's-tail fescue,<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> is an annual grass species of the genus Vulpia. It was probably originally native to Eurasia, but it can now be found nearly worldwide as a naturalized species.

In the United Kingdom it forms dense, even swards of fine, hair-like stems in recently disturbed habitats, such as 3-10-year-old pulverised fuel ash. It is typically displaced by perennial grasses after about a decade.

Invasive species

Vulpia myuros is considered a noxious weed and invasive species in places where it is not native, especially in areas with a Mediterranean climate.<ref name=fs>US Forest Service Fire Ecology</ref> For example, it is widespread in California, where it is now a dominant species in many types of grassy habitat.<ref name=fs/>



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