Festuca rubra L., Sp. Pl. 74 1753. (syn: Avena dura Salisb. ……………………………………………………………);
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Festuca rubra is a species of grass known by the common name red fescue or creeping red fescue. It is found worldwide and can tolerate many habitats and climates. It is best adapted to well-drained soils in cool, temperate climates; it prefers shadier areas and is often planted for its shade tolerance.[1][2]
Wild animals browse it, but it has not been important for domestic forage due to low productivity and palatability.[1] It is also an ornamental plant for gardens.
Festuca rubra is perennial and has sub-species forms that have rhizomes and/or forms bunchgrass tufts. It mainly exists in neutral and acidic soils. It can grow between 2 to 20 cm tall.
Like all fescues, the leaves are narrow and needle like, making it less palatable to livestock. The swards that it forms are not as tufted as sheep’s fescue (Festuca ovina) or wavy hair grass (Deschampsia flexuosa). The tufted nature is what gives the grass its springy characteristic. The leaves are bright green.
There are 4 to 10 spikelet flowers, which are up to 15 mm long.
The ligule is very short and blunt.[3]
From Wikipedia on 19.4.13)

Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Grass for ID from Paddar valley 004 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Kindly Identify this species
Location: Paddar valley J&K
Altitude: 4000-5000 m asl
Date: 7th August 2011

Festuca rubra


Grass for id:
In the wild area of a hotel, in Hunder, in Nubra, Ladakh, on 16.6.22.
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Festuca rubra