131163 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.