Fineleaf sheep fescue
Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Festuca filiformis Pourret
Common name(s): fineleaf sheep fescue, fine-leaved sheep fescue, hair fescue
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– at least one population in ME is known to be herbicide-resistant
-may be confused with F. ovina; see left sidebar on Go Botany webpage
Eric T. Doucette, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Biology, MA College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA (updated Feb 2018)