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Last updated 6/9/2009 by David Giblin.
Festuca filiformis Pourr.[FNA24, HC2]
fine-leaf sheep fescue

Publication: Hist. & Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. Toulouse 3: 319. 1788.

Origin: Introduced from Europe

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Festuca filiformis is a European species that has been introduced to the Flora region as a turf grass. It grows well on poor, dry soils and is becoming a ruderal weed in some areas. It is particularly common in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada, but has been reported from scattered locations elsewhere."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Festuca capillata Lam.
Festuca ovina L. var. capillata (Lam.) Alef.[HC]
Festuca ovina L. var. tenuifolia (Sibth.) Sm.
Festuca tenuifolia Sibth.