One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tall Eurasian fescue that is grown in North America as a pasture and hay grass.
Festuca pratensis, family Gramineae
- ‘Here, six kinds of grass pollen are used - timothy, rye, meadow fescue, velvet, orchard and Kentucky blue grasses.’
- ‘In contrast, the dominant vegetation of two sites consisted of the exotic grasses Bromus inermis Leyss. (awnless brome) and Festuca pratensis L. (meadow fescue), plus a few scattered native prairie forbs and other exotic species.’
- ‘After moving to their present farm in 2000 they tilled the ground and seeded it to perennial ryegrass, Alyce white clover, brome and meadow fescue, with annual ryegrass as a cover crop.’
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