Flora of Northern Ireland
Festuca pratensis
© Alan Hill
Festuca pratensis
© Alan Hill
Festuca pratensis
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

A tall, tufted grass similar to tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea). It grows in meadows, on roadsides, riversides etc. on moist, rich soils. It can hybridize with perennial rye-grass (Lolium perenne) to give the hybrid X Festulolium loliaceum, which is found scattered across Northern Ireland.

All names: Festuca pratensis Hudson; Festuca elatior auct. non L.