meadow fescue


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meadow fescue

n.
A perennial grass (Festuca pratensis) native to Europe, grown for forage and hay.

meadow fescue

n
(Plants) an erect Eurasian perennial grass, Festuca pratensis, with lustrous leaves and stem bases surrounded by dark brown sheaths

mead′ow fes`cue


n.
a European fescue, Festuca pratensis, of the grass family, grown for pasture in North America.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.meadow fescue - grass with wide flat leaves cultivated in Europe and America for permanent pasture and hay and for lawnsmeadow fescue - grass with wide flat leaves cultivated in Europe and America for permanent pasture and hay and for lawns
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Festuca, genus Festuca - a genus of tufted perennial grasses of the family Gramineae
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This a long-term mixture containing Lofa festulolium, late perennial ryegrass, cocksfoot, meadow fescue, timothy and white clover.
DNA tests show it to be a meadow fescue brought to the United States by European settlers in the 1800s.
Kondratskaya IP, Stolepchenko VI, Fomenko TI (2007) Biochemical characteristics of intergeneric hybrids of English ryegrass and meadow fescue.
Scientists from Ibers alongside those at the Rothamsted Research site in north Devon, the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, Lancaster University and the University of Nottingham, managed to cross a hybridised species of grass called perennial ryegrass, which has a high growth rate, with a species called meadow fescue, known for its well-developed root systems and efficient water capture.
Germination capacity of seeds of red clover, hybrid ryegrass, and meadow fescue was determined.
Meadow fescue has been long forgotten, although it was popular after being introduced about 50 to 60 years before tall fescue.
Edges of blades rough; short auricles (1) Auricles usually without hairs Meadow fescue (2) Auricles and collars have few short Tall fescue hairs, auricles very small 2.
Among the meadow grasses are sweet vernal-grass, cock's foot, rough meadow-grass, meadow fescue, common bent and crested dog's tail.
Mendel's I locus seems homologous to "staygreen" (sgr) in meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis) and the model mustard Arabidopsis thaliana, with additional equivalents in maize, sorghum, and rice.
Specific STS primer sets were designed from these ORFs and 50 sequences were used successfully to amplify fragments with expected size from Italian ryegrass as well as from tall fescue and meadow fescue (Ikeda, 2005).
The top three most frequent positive reactions in parents were to ragweed (60%), timothy grass (54%), and meadow fescue (52%), whereas the top four in their children were to dust mites (11%), timothy grass (10%), and Cladosporium mold and maple trees (both at 9%).
A meadow fescue in experimental production was seen to retain its colour even when surrounding grasses yellowed due to natural leaf breakdown or stress.