Scientific Name: Festuca arundinacea
Common Name: tall fescue
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: x (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Mounded
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Golf green, Lawn - sports field
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Linear, Ciliate
Flowers: Spikelet, Green-yellow, May
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown
Key ID Features:
Habit bunching (tufted), +/- short rhizomes; leaf vernation rolled, blade flat and stiff, sharply pointed blade 3-12mm wide, strongly veined upper surface, strong midrib, lower surface keeled and slightly glossy, rough edges, sharp tip, auricles very small (or absent), rounded, pubescent (few trichomes on collar), ligule mostly 0.4-1.2mm, smooth edged, with few trichomes; sheath round but keeled near top, glabrous, often reddish at base. Field ID terms: wide, stiff, ridges, rolled.