Tall Fescue

(Lolium arundinaceum)

Tall fescue

Leaves Auricles Flowers
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Growing habits: Erect, tufted perennial

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Flat, smooth to scabrous with prominent ciliated auricles; ligule a collarlike membrane

Reproduction: Panicle inflorescence, contracted and narrow

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice