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Meadow Fescue
Festuca pratensis
Feisciú móinéir
Family: Poaceae

Flowering June - August. Perennial. Native.
Identification needs confirming

Branched, one-sided flowerheads with glossy, +/- purplish, many-flowered spikelets. Narrow, hairless, finely-toothed rough leaves with short, blunt ligules. Height 30-100cms.
Often hybridises with Perennial Rye-grass, Lolium perenne

Widespread, can be frequent or locally common in fertile, +/- neutral, often damp, meadows.

Similar: Tall Fescue, Festuca arundinacea

Meadow Fescue

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