Generic article

Festuca arundinacea Schreb.

Tall fescue

source: Grada Menting, Verspreidingsatlas 2015
source: Grada Menting, Verspreidingsatlas 2015


GrinTax Festuca arundinacea Schreb.
The Plant list Festuca arundinacea Schreb.
English name Tall fescue

Crop relationships
Fescue same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe W- and Central-Europe
Asia naturalized
Africa naturalized
North-America naturalized
South-America naturalized
Australia naturalized
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, August 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.z3r2fs
Distribution data GBIF, August 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.z3r2fs

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information