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Fescue grasses

Gramineae Festuca sp.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Some 100 species of Festuca are known, generally found in temperate or cool climates. They vary widely in texture and growth habit. Some are annuals, others perennial. Annual kinds may be troublesome weeds, while perennial kinds are excellent for forage, pasturage and turf. The most valuable are tall fescue, meadow fescue, Idaho fescue, sheep fescue, red fescue, and Chewing's fescue


Last update February 18, 1999 by ch