Festuca pratensis* (Meadow fescue)

Cool season, loosely tufted, short-lived perennial bunchgrass adapted to cool moist regions. Extremely palatable and productive, but may be slow to establish. Very useful in pasture blends, riparian areas and for erosion control.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial, short-lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Introduced

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height:  in.

Annual Precipitation:  in.

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Shade Tolerance:

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Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: 

CaCO3 Tolerance: 

pH Range: 4.5-8.2


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound:

Seeding Rate: 15-20 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES

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