Identification by Paul Green
Broad flowerheads with spreading branches, each panicle branch with lanceolate to oval spikelets. Stiff, rough leaves 8-10mm wide with short ligules. Whitish decaying leaf-sheaths. Strong tufted growth, stems 70-180cm.
Found in rough grassland, roadsides and on damp ground. Widespread in Ireland except in the SW.
Similar: Meadow Fescue, Festuca pratensis
Tall Fescue, Festuca arundinacea. Bantry House, Co.Cork. June 2009