Festuca campestris (Rough fescue)

Formerly known as Festuca scabrella. Cool season, native bunchgrass that produces thick mats of sheaths and culm bases. Occurs in prairies and open woods up to 6,500 ft. elevation. Prefers dry, deep sandy loam soils, but can establish on a wide variety of soil types. Excellent forage for grazing animals and wildlife.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 18 in.

Annual Precipitation: 16-24 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation: 500-6,500 ft

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 6.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 205,300

Seeding Rate: 6-10 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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