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Meadow fescue

Gramineae Festuca pratensis Huds. (= F. elatior L.)

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a hardy perennial bunchgrass, introduced from England and adapted to cool climates. On rich soils it reaches up to 30 inches in height. Leaves are long and slender, bright green and succulent. It is now grown less than in the past for pasturage and hay because of the general superiority of tall fescue. It is not as heavy yielding nor as persistent as tall rescue.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch