Festuca spp.

Fine Fescue


Multiple species: Amphigenes Janka , Argillochloa W.A.Weber , Drymochloa Holub , Festucaria Heist. ex Fabr., Leucopoa Griseb., Hellerochloa Rauschert , Hesperochloa (Piper) Rydb. Leiopoa Ohwi, Nabelekia Roshev., Patzkea G.H.Loos

ID Characteristic

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Bunch type for most species; creeping red fescue is rhizomatous
Propagation: Seed and/or rhizomes
Ligule: Membranous, short
Auricles: Absent
Vernation: Folded
Collar: Narrow, continuous
Root Type: Fibrous
Seedhead Color: Greenish white to purplish white



Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Pronamide, Simazine
  • Post Emergence: Asulam, Pronamide, Sulfosulfuron, Trifloxysulfuron

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.