Festuca ovina | Sheep's-fescue | Feisciú caorach
Heaths, dry pastures and mountains
Seed accessions in the National Genebank, Backweston (wild seed collected in 2010). Living collection in the National Botanic Garden.
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2023
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This is a very hardy, drought resistant species and withstands close cutting and heavy grazing. Although its yield of foliage is low, being nutritious it provides valuable food for sheep on upland grasslands where the more luscious herbage plants do not grow.