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Sheep fescue

Gramineae, Poaceae Festuca ovina L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a bunchgrass that forms dense clumps, with numerous stiff, sharp, bluish grey leaves. It is cold and drought tolerant and is better than most grasses on sandy or gravelly soils in northern states. It is useful for grazing in early spring, but its greatest value is providing a durable turf on sandy or gravelly soils.

Last update June 28, 1996 bha