Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 74 (1753).
Synonymy: F. duriuscula L., Sp. Pl. 74 (1753); F. asperula sensu H. Eichler, Suppl. 67 (1965), non Vick.
Common name: Red rescue, creepingfescue.
Biology: No text
Uses: Several varieties have been introduced as pasture and lawn grasses.
Taxonomic notes: F. asperula Vick., Contr. N.S.W. hath. Herb. 1:12 (1939), was described to give a new name to plants named as F. duriuscula L. in N.S.W. and has since been found in. Vic., but no material has definitely been reported from S.Aust. Black's record for Saddleworth (NL region) was based on a collection from an experimental plot. It differs from F. rubra in its leaves being rough to the touch and in the lemma being 6-8 mm long.
Author: Not yet available
State Herbarium of South Australia