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Published In: Flora Anglica (Hudson) 37. 1762. (Fl. Angl.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: June-August.
Type: Type locality: England.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan & N.W.F.P.); Europe and Southwest Asia; introduced in North America and elsewhere.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Meadow Fescue is a valuable grazing and hay grass for rich, moist soils. c. 2000m.
Map Location: C-6 Kurram dist.: Kurram Valley, J.F.T. Aitchison 424, 429(K); D-4 Quetta dist.: Urak, 6000-6500, R.R. Stewart 690(K).


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Loosely to densely tufted perennial without rhizomes; culms 30-120 cm high, erect or spreading, moderately slender to stout. Leaf-blades flat, prominently ribbed above, up to 45 cm long, 3-8 mm wide, glossy beneath, sometimes scaberulous above; ligule up to 1mm long, with prominent glabrous falcate auricles. Panicle lanceolate to ovate, 10-20(-35)cm long, erect or nodding, ± 1-sided, the branches scabrid, Spikelets 5-12-flowered, (8,5-)10-20 mm long; lower glume 2-4mm long, 1-nerved; upper glume 3-5(-7)mm long, 1-3-nerved, lemmas narrowly oblong to lanceolate-oblong in side-view, 6-7mm long, smooth or scaberulous towards the tip, usually awnless; palea scabrid along the keels; anthers 3-4mm long; ovary glabrous.
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