Scientific Name: Festuca arundinacea Form:
Common Name:tall fescue Texture:Fine
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit:
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like) Mature Size (ht. X w.): x
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Linear, Ciliate
Flowers: Spikelet, (Panicle-like), Green-yellow, May
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media:
Landscape Uses: Golf green, Lawn - sports field
Key ID Features:Leaf vernation rolled, blade flat and stiff, sharply pointed blade 3-12 mm 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 0.4-1.2 mm, smooth edged, with few trichomes…sheath round but keeled near top, glabrous, often reddish at base…+/- short rhizomes… bunching (tufted) habit. Field ID terms: wide, stiff, ridges, rolled.