|Festuca ovina subsp. var.||Sheep's Fescue|
It is a perennial plant sometimes found in acidic bogs, for example in the Portlethen Moss, Scotland and mountain pasture, throughout Europe (with the exception of some Mediterranean areas) and eastwards across much of Asia; it has also been introduced to North America .
Sheep's fescue is a densely tufted perennial grass. Its greyish green leaves are short and bristle-like. The panicles are both slightly feathery and a bit one-sided. It flowers from May until June, and is wind pollinated.
Sheep's fescue is a drought-resistant grass, commonly found on poor, well-drained mineral soil. More colourful garden varieties with blue-grey foliage are available.
The Gatekeeper Butterfly feeds on it.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Festuca ovina, Linn. Sheep's Fescue. Six to 20 in.: panicle contracted after flowering, 2-4 in. long. Eu.—Sown in mixtures for pastures. CH
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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