Native to Europe, north Africa and western Asia. Perennial. C3.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
Other names: Tall Meadow Grass.
Tall Fescue differs from Meadow Fescue (F. pratensis ) in that the shortest of the two branches of the flower cluster has 4 or more spikelets, compared to Meadow Fescue with 1-3 spikelets.
It is an environmental weed.
festuca: : stalk or straw; arundinacea: rush or reed like, a tall grass.
1, 3: Tall Fescue. 2: Tall Fescue clump. Mt Buffalo.