Festuca ovina, sheep's fescue or sheep fescue, is a species of grass. It is sometimes confused with hard fescue (Festuca trachyphylla).
It is a perennial plant sometimes found in acidic ground, and in mountain pasture, throughout Europe (with the exception of some Mediterranean areas) and eastwards across much of Asia; it has also been introduced to North America.
Sheep's fescue is a densely tufted perennial grass. Its greyish-green leaves are short and bristle-like. The panicles are both slightly feathery and a bit one-sided. It flowers from May until June, and is wind-pollinated. It has no rhizomes.
This plant might be poisonous
How to get rid of:
Spraying with herbicide is often the most efficient method ofremoving herbaceous weeds but must be done with care and in the right conditions. Spraying must be done in the correct season when the plant is actively growing and should be avoided in windy conditions. This will also use less herbicide.
When spraying, care needs to be taken to minimise off-target damage.