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SHEEP’S-FESCUE Festuca ovina Height to 30cm<br />
Variable, tufted and hairless perennial that grows in dry grassland on chalk and limestone. FLOWERS are borne in branched but compact heads of grey-green spikelets, each with a short awn (May-Jul). FRUITS are small, dry nutlets. LEAVES are short, narrow, inrolled, hair-like and waxy. STATUS-Widespread and locally common.
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SHEEP’S-FESCUE Festuca ovina Height to 30cm
Variable, tufted and hairless perennial that grows in dry grassland on chalk and limestone. FLOWERS are borne in branched but compact heads of grey-green spikelets, each with a short awn (May-Jul). FRUITS are small, dry nutlets. LEAVES are short, narrow, inrolled, hair-like and waxy. STATUS-Widespread and locally common.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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