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Genus: Festuca

fescue

Use florets near the tips of the spikelets to determine the length of the awns on the lemmas. Use newer leaves to check for the amount of the sheath that is closed. Reference: Darbyshire and Pavlick (2007).

Family

Poaceae (grass family)

This Genus’s Species in New England:

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key