sheep fescue

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sheep′ fes`cue

a widely distributed grass, Festucaovina, with densely clustered stems: cultivated for lawns and forage.
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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.
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.
They created an interesting whimsical contrast in a bed of blue ornamental grasses, namely blue sheep fescue (Festuca ovina glauca), lyme grass (Leymus arenarius), and blue oat grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens).
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.
That's why Ruzicka's favorites include unvariegated greens such as maiden grass and sheep fescue (Festuca ovina).
Such fountainlike plants include fortnight lily (Dietes vegeta), flowering on and off throughout the year in full sun; New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax), with spear shaped leaves in green, bronze or purple, for full to partial sun; Juncus patens (California gray bush), a rushlike arching plant with brown-banded leaves, for full or partial sun or shade; and ornamental grasses for full or partial sun such as purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceaum ``Cupreum''), which has purple leaves with wheatlike inflorescences, and sheep fescue (Festuca ovina ``Glauca''), a small mounding plant with silvery-blue foliage.
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.