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Festuca

noun
1.
A genus of tufted perennial grasses of the family Gramineae.  Synonym: genus Festuca.



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... Eriophorum polystachion. Festuca decumbens. Carex flavescens. Carex gigantea, probably Pseudocyperus. Carex trigona, probably vulpina. Carex elata, probably atrata. Carex nemorosa, probably pendula. And he is of opinion that the seeds ...
— The Botanist's Companion, Vol. II • William Salisbury

... Stuart's report. Approaching the pillar from the south, the traveller must pass over a series of red sandhills, covered with some scrubs, and clothed near the ground with that abominable vegetable production, the so-called spinifex or porcupine grass—botanically, the Triodia, or Festuca irritans. The timber on the sandhills near the pillar is nearly all mulga, a very hard acacia, though a few tall and well-grown casuarinas—of a kind that is new to me, namely the C. Decaisneana—are occasionally met. (These trees have almost a palm-like appearance, and ...
— Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration • Ernest Giles



Words linked to "Festuca" :   sheep fescue, Graminaceae, Poaceae, grass family, Festuca ovina, meadow fescue, Festuca elatior, family Graminaceae, Gramineae, family Poaceae, family Gramineae, genus Festuca, sheep's fescue, monocot genus, fescue grass, liliopsid genus, fescue, silver grass



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