Tall fescue plant.

Tall fescue - Lolium arundinacea

Tall fescue                                  

Lolium arundinacea Schreb. (aka Festuca arundinaceae, Schedonrus arundinaceus)

Poaceae (Grass family)

Life cycle

Clump-forming, cool-season perennial forage or turfgrass

Leaves

Leaves are dark green, coarse, with rough margins.  Dull surface and prominent veins above with glossy surface beneath.  Leaves are rolled in the bud. Cut edges are rough and brown slightly adding to its distinction from turfgrasses.

Ligule

Short and membranous. 

Auricles

Blunt and lobe-like.

Collar

Whitish and divided in the center by the midrib.

tall fescue clump
Tall fescue clump
tall fescue auricles
Tall fescue auricles
tall fescue collar
tall fescue ligule and leaf blade
tall fescue seedhead
tall fescue seedhead
tall fescue mowed
Ragged appearance of mowed tall fescue blades
tall fescue roots
Fibrous roots of tall fescue, note no rhizomes are present

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