Scientific Name: Festuca ovina
Common Name: sheep fescue, fine fescue
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: x (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Landscape Uses: Golf green, Green roof technology
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Filiform
Flowers: Spikelet, Green-yellow, May-Jun
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown
Key ID Features:
Erect habit, rhizomes and stolons absent; leaf vernation folded, blades bluish-green, bristle-like, 0.5-1.5mm wide, sharply pointed, top prominently ridged; sheaths split densely pubescent, margins overlap, sometimes hairy reddish base; auricles absent; ligules <0.3mm.