Scientific Name: Festuca longifolia Form:
Common Name:hard fescue, fine fescue Texture:Fine
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit:
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like) Mature Size (ht. X w.): x
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Parallel venation, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, (Spike-like), Dark-red, Brown, May- Jun
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown
Exposure:
Soil or Media:
Landscape Uses: Golf green
Key ID Features:Leaf vernation folded, blades about 1 m wide sharply pointed, bristle-like, top prominently ridged …auricles absent…ligule <0.6 mm or absent…+/-rhizomes…stolons short…sheath split, margins overlap, sometimes hairy reddish base…bunch-type growth habit. Field ID terms: needle-like, wiry, narrow, bristly, round.