Festuca paniculata (L.) Schinz & Thell.
Festuca paniculata is a grass.
Festuca paniculata was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Hans Schinz and Albert Thellung, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1913.
Festuca paniculata is a species in the genus Festuca which contains approximately 665 to 791 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family). The type species of the genus is Festuca ovina.
The grasses reach heights of 60 to 120 centimetres.
Festuca paniculata has simple leaves that are distichous. The leaves are linear and clasping, they have entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Festuca paniculata produces flowers that are arranged in panicles from June to July.
The grasses produce caryopses.
Festuca paniculata is native to the Iberian Peninsula, France, the Apennine Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula, Central Europe, Romania and Morocco.
The grasses prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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