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Taxon: Festuca longifolia Thuill.

Genus: Festuca
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Loliinae
Nomen number: 16670
Place of publication: Fl. env. Paris ed. 2:50. 1799
Link to protologue:
  • • non Festuca longifolia auct. pl. (= F. brevipila R. Tracey - "hard fescue")
  • • non Festuca longifolia auct. nonn. (= F. lemanii T. Bastard)
Name Verified on: 18-Dec-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 11 (7 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • blue fescue  (Source: BSBI) - English

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN EUROPE: United Kingdom [England (e.)]
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (n.)


  1. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  3. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  4. Wilkinson, M. J. & C. A. Stace 1988. The taxonomic relationships and typification of Festuca brevipila Tracey and F. lemanii Bastard (Poaceae) (Watsonia) 17:289.
  5. Wilkinson, M. J. & C. A. Stace 1991. A new taxonomic treatment of the Festuca ovina aggregate (Poaceae) in the British Isles Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 106:387.

Check other web resources for Festuca longifolia Thuill. :


  • Florets: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=16670. Accessed 18 June 2019.