Festuca beckeri

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Festuca beckeri (Hack.) Trautv.

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: distichous
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Poanae
Ordo:
Poales

Festuca beckeri is a grass.

Naming

Festuca beckeri was already described and the name validly published by Eduard Hackel. It was Ernst Rudolf von Trautvetter, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1884.

Taxonomy

Festuca beckeri is a species in the genus Festuca which contains approximately 665 to 791 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family). The type species of the genus is Festuca ovina.

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 20 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Festuca beckeri is deciduous. The fern-green, simple leaves are distichous. They are linear and clasping with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Festuca beckeri produces panicles of light-green flowers from June to July.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Festuca beckeri is native to to the coastal regions of North Europe, Germany, Poland and the European Russia.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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