- any grass of the genus Festuca, chiefly characterized by tufted blades and spikelets, comprising the fescues.
Origin of festuca
< New Latin (Linnaeus), Latin; see fescue
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Examples from the Web for festuca
In Festuca ovina the ears are short, stiff, and erect (Fig. 13).
Bromus giganteus has leaves glabrous and very like Festuca elatior.
Festuca elatior is easily confused with the glabrous Bromes.
Alopecurus pratensis has more depressed, flatter and broader ridges than Festuca, and a longer ligule, and lacks the pointed ears.
Festuca elatior, Bromus giganteus and most species of Agrostis come near Lolium.