Festuca rubra is a species of grass known by the common name red fescue or creeping red fescue. It is widespread across much of the Northern Hemisphere 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. Wild animals browse it, but it has not been important for domestic forage due to low productivity and palatability. It is also an ornamental plant for gardens. 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. Sheep's fescue is a drought-resistant grass, commonly found on poor, well-drained mineral soil. It is sometimes used as a drought-tolerant lawn grass. This plant might be poisonous How to get rid of: Cutting or chipping away several centimetres of the bark all around the trunk is how your girdle. When the cut is deep enough, the vascular cambium, which stores and moves the carbohydrates throughout the tree, is removed, thereby killing it. This process requires much less labour than mowing and cutting and will only kill the targeted weed. How? Cut approximately three or more inch parallel lines around the tree trunk. You may use a saw, knife, or axe to make the cut enough, so it reaches the cambium. Be careful not to cut it too deep, as it may cause the tree to snap and fall then and there.