sheep fescue


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sheep′ fes`cue


n.
a widely distributed grass, Festucaovina, with densely clustered stems: cultivated for lawns and forage.
[1750–60]
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Noun1.sheep fescue - cultivated for sheep pasturage in upland regions or used as a lawn grasssheep fescue - cultivated for sheep pasturage in upland regions or used as a lawn grass
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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They're underplanted with fine-leafed sheep fescue (Festuca filiformis) and 'Yellow Wave' phormiums.
Newly introduced and popular cultivars of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.), tall fescue (Festuca arundinaceae Schreb.), kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.), colonial bentgrass (Agrostis tenuis Sibth), sheep fescue (F.
The test results indicated that sheep fescue, Chewings fescue, colonial bentgrass, and velvet bentgrass should be studied further for use on low-input golf course fairways in the northern US.
Fine-leaved fescues including hard rescue (HF), blue fescue (BF), sheep fescue (F.
Use side oats grama and sheep fescue for spiky, more flamboyant hair.
Blades narrow, curled, bristlelike, prominent veins on upper surface (1) Rhizomes present; culms reddish Red fescue at base; ligule membranous and medium-short; blades smooth (2) Rhizomes absent (a) Leaves bluish green, 0.5 to 1.5 Sheep fescue mm wide; culms green or pinkish at base; ligule membranous and very short; sheath split (b) Leaves bright green,1 to 2.5 mm Chewings fescue wide; culms red at base; sheath closed almost to the top; very similar to red fescue except for absence of rhizomes b.
"You need some respite." That's why Ruzicka's favorites include unvariegated greens such as maiden grass and sheep fescue (Festuca ovina).
In a 3-yr Maryland study (Dernoeden et al., 1994) involving no supplemental application of fertilizer or irrigation, Bighorn blue sheep fescue and `Aurora' hard fescue maintained better quality and resistance to weed invasion than two tall fescue cultivars.