Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. April 2011.
Scientific name: Festuca spp.
Common name(s): fescue
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-height of 10-20 cm
-propagates from seed and rhizomes
-fibrous root system
-most leaf blades are rolled
-several flowered spikelets
Oregon State University. “Genus Festuca: The Fescues.” Forage Information System, Department of Crop and Soil Science , 15 Jan. 2016, forages.oregonstate.edu/tallfescuemonograph/Morphology/relationships/genus.
Eric T. Doucette, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Biology, MA College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA (updated Feb 2018)