The reader is probably acquainted with the fescue Grass, with its awned flowers arranged in one-sided panicles.
This burrow is a vertical well, with a curb of fescue grass intertwined with silk.
The fescue (Festuca ovina), a little fern (Woodsia), and a saussurea ascend very near the summit.
Meadow fescue is one of the most common of the fescue grasses, and is said to be the Randall grass of Virginia.
Meadow fescue is a palatable grass that would be used more often in pasture mixtures if the seed were not high in price.
1510s, "teacher's pointer," alteration of festu "piece of straw, twig" (late 14c.), from Old French festu (Modern French fétu), a kind of straw, from Vulgar Latin festucum, from Latin festuca "straw, stalk, rod," probably related to ferula (see ferule). Sense of "pasture, lawn grass" is first recorded 1762.