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Festuca trachyphylla

Sheep’s Fescue
Poaceae (Gramineae)
Turf Grasses

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Some of these grasses are ornamental; others are used for lawns, erosion control, or pasture. All need good drainage, can withstand dry conditions and severe frosts. Clumps can be divided in fall.

Festuca trachyphylla

From many temperate-climate areas of the world. Forage and meadow grass producing dense, foot-high tufts of fine-textured, green to gray-green leaves and small purple-tinged flowers in mid- to late summer.

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