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Related to Festuca: Festuca arundinacea, fescues
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Noun1.Festuca - a genus of tufted perennial grasses of the family GramineaeFestuca - a genus of tufted perennial grasses of the family Gramineae
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
fescue, fescue grass, Festuca elatior, meadow fescue - grass with wide flat leaves cultivated in Europe and America for permanent pasture and hay and for lawns
Festuca ovina, sheep fescue, sheep's fescue - cultivated for sheep pasturage in upland regions or used as a lawn grass
silver grass - of Australia and New Zealand
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japonicus and Opuntia polyacantha, a perennial succulent; (2) seed production - Poa secunda and Sporobolus cryptandrus, perennial grasses, Festuca octoflora, an annual grass and Plantago patagonica, an annual forb; and (3) seedling emergence - Festuca octoflora, Pascopyrum patagonica, and two annual forbs, Androsace occidentalis and Hedeoma hispida.
The flowers wind their way through a bed of evergreen shrubs (variegated Abelia 'Miss Lemon' on the left and mounds of Festuca 'Beyond Blue' to the right).
Festuca carpetana (Poaceae), a new species for the Iberian flora
It looks perfect in a rockery, but is also eye-catching in pots with the blue grass Festuca glauca.
A ADRIENNE SAYS: For a striking, low maintenance scheme with architectural qualities, combine blue festuca grasses with bold swathes of Carex Evergold, which has yellow and green foliage, in a gravel bed.
Entre estas plantas han aparecido dos taxones descritos por Boissier que son materiales tipo: Festuca elegans Boiss.
Try the sedge Carex coma ns `FrostedCurls', which has slender, silvery green leaves and is a good companion to more upright grasses such as Festuca glauca `ElijahBlue', which has narrow blue-grey leaves.
Ornamental grasses, festuca glauca, Ucinia Rubera, Carex Evergold, these will give a mixture of red, blue and gold throughout the year.
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue', packed with lovely fine stems, 25cm (10in) tall, that are virtually blue.
owyheei transects Location Over 1 m from disc Within 1 m from disc Species Cover (%) SE Cover (%) SE Shrubs Artemesia tridentata 10.3(@) 0.94 6.9 1.27(*) Chrysothamnus nauseosus 0.3 0.07 0.2 -(#) Tetradymia canescens 0.1 - 0.0 -(#) Grasses Agropyron spicatum 13.1 0.66 14.6 1.58(*) Bromus tectorum 0.4 0.10 0.4 0.19 Elymus cinerus 0.2 0.14 0.0 -(#) Festuca idahoensis 2.3 0.19 5.8 1.06(*) Poa secunda 4.2 0.24 4.4 0.63 Sitanion hystrix 0.0 0.01 0.0 -(#) Stipa thurberiana 7.0 0.29 11.9 0.81(*) Vulpia octoflora 0.0 - 0.1 -(#) Forbs Achillea millefolium 0.0 0.01 0.0 -(#) Lomatium triternatum 0.2 0.07 0.3 0.11 Total 38.1 1.41 44.6 2.66(*) Cover measured to the nearest cm.
Above: Along the side of the house, blue fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue') and coppery-hued Carex festacea fringe a border of Agave attenuate 'Nova'.