Flora of Northern Ireland
Festuca gigantea
© Graham Day
Festuca gigantea
© Alan Hill
Festuca gigantea
© Alan Hill
Festuca gigantea
(Map updated: March 2008)
Festuca gigantea
© Alan Hill
 

A hairless, tall, perennial grass, found in woods and shady glens, like the somewhat similar hairy brome (Bromus ramosus). The inflorescence is drooping and carries spikelets of flowers, each with a long awn (bristle).

All names: Festuca gigantea (L.) Villars; Bromus giganteus L.