tall, erect perennial grass with seed-heads up to 1.5 m tall,
found in lowland pasture and waste areas. Tolerant of wet soils
yet withstands drought well. Currently a minor pasture species
in New Zealand but has potential in drier areas, especially
when non-toxic strains of endophyte become available.
fescue has a large tiller size and is therefore sensitive to
hard/frequent grazing. Widespread
Formerly known by the Latin name Festuca arundinacea