Meadow Fescue - Schedonorus pratensis

    Alt Name
    Festuca pratensis
    Description

    Height 40 to 80 cm forming only small tufts and with leaves only 4 mm wide (with fine toothed less rough edges than Tall Fescue).

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    Habitat

    Found in a wide range of neutral grasslands, usually on fertile soils, including pastures, hay meadows and water meadows also naturalised on roadsides, railway banks and waste ground.

    When to see it

    In flower during June, July and August.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent over most of Britain except the extreme north.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 448 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map