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Festuca ovina - L.
                 
Common Name Sheep's Fescue
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Poor, well-drained shallow soils from low to high elevations[1].
Range Most of Europe, including Britain.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Festuca ovina Sheep


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Festuca ovina Sheep
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Physical Characteristics
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Festuca ovina is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from May to June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Lawn; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed[105, 161]. No further details but the seed is rather small and would be very fiddly to utilise[K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a light well-drained soil in full sun[200]. A drought resistant plant once established[1], it succeeds on shallow chalky soils[61]. Tolerant of constant cutting, this plant is often grown in lawns[1].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in situ[162]. The seed usually germinates within three weeks. Division in spring[162]. Very easy, the clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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