Festuca ovina L. var. polyphylla Vasey ex Beal

Scientific Name: Festuca ovina L. var. polyphylla Vasey ex Beal

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Liliopsida / Commelinidae / Cyperales / Poaceae / Gramineae / Festuca L./ Festuca ovina L. var. polyphylla Vasey ex Beal

<i>Festuca ovina</i> L. var. polyphylla Vasey ex Beal
General Information
Usda SymbolFEOVP
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsGraminoid
Native LocationsFEOVP

Plant Guide

Use soil moisture sensors to measure the soil moisture of Festuca ovina L. var. polyphylla Vasey ex Beal.

Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)-43
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceHigh
Fertility RequirementLow
Fire ToleranceHigh
Frost Free Days, Minimum100
Hedge ToleranceNone
Moisture UseLow
pH, Maximum7.5
pH, Minimum6.0
Precipitation, Maximum45
Precipitation, Minimum14
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)10
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceTolerant


After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
Shape and OrientationErect
Nitrogen FixationNone
Resprout AbilityNo
Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantNo
Flower ColorYellow
Flower ConspicuousNo
Foliage ColorDark Green
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage TextureMedium
Low Growing GrassYes
Leaf RetentionNo
Known AllelopathNo
Height, Mature (feet)3.0
Growth RateModerate
Growth FormBunch
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousNo
Fruit/Seed ColorBrown
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous


Vegetative Spread RateNone
Small GrainNo
Seedling VigorMedium
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seed per Pound348000
Fruit/Seed PersistenceNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by CormNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by BulbNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Fruit/Seed Period EndSummer
Fruit/Seed Period BeginSpring
Fruit/Seed AbundanceHigh
Commercial AvailabilityContracting Only
Bloom PeriodSpring
Propagated by CuttingsNo


Veneer ProductNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Protein PotentialMedium
Post ProductNo
Palatable HumanNo
Palatable Graze AnimalHigh
Palatable Browse AnimalHigh
Nursery Stock ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Lumber ProductNo
Fodder ProductYes
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo

<i>Festuca ovina</i> L. var. polyphylla Vasey ex Beal

<i>Festuca ovina</i> L. var. polyphylla Vasey ex Beal

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