Festuca altissima, Festuca sylvatica, SE: Skogssvingel,
DE: Wald-Schwingel, NL: Zwenkgras, UK: Wood Fescue
|| ||Festuca altissima All.|
|| ||Festuca sylvatica (Pollich) Vill.|
|| ||Wood Fescue|
|| || Poaceae, Grass family, Gräs|
|| ||Perennial herb without rhizomes|
|| ||Culms (refers to the above-ground or aerial stems of grasses and sedges)
erect; 50–120 cm long; 3–4 -noded.|
|| ||Alternate, glabrous, long-linear,gragually narrowed to a fine point, leaf-blades 20–60 cm long; 4–14 mm wide |
|| ||Inflorescence a panicle, pale-coloured flower spikelets, oblong or wedgeshaped |
|| ||June, July|
|| ||Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex.|
|| ||woods, thickets|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Festuca, a "rod", literally "straw," which can be a twig or small stick. Latin name on grass straw by Marcus Terentius Varro (116 BCE – 27 BCE).
Altissima, Altus, "high" and means "the highest".
- The standard author abbreviation All. is used to indicate Carlo Allioni (1728 – 1804), an Italian physician and professor of botany at the University of Turin.
- The standard author abbreviation Pollich is used to indicate Johan Adam Pollich (1740 – 1780), a German doctor, botanist and entomologist.
- The standard author abbreviation Vill. is used to indicate Dominique Villars (1745 – 1814), a French botanist.