|Scientific name:||Festuca altissima All.|
|Synonym name:||Festuca sylvatica (Pollich) Vill.|
|English name:||Wood Fescue|
|Plant Family:||Poaceae, Grass family, Gräs|
|Life form:||Perennial herb without rhizomes|
|Stems:||Culms (refers to the above-ground or aerial stems of grasses and sedges) erect; 50–120 cm long; 3–4 -noded.|
|Leaves:||Alternate, glabrous, long-linear,gragually narrowed to a fine point, leaf-blades 20–60 cm long; 4–14 mm wide|
|Flowers:||Inflorescence a panicle, pale-coloured flower spikelets, oblong or wedgeshaped|
|Flowering Period:||June, July|
|Fruits:||Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex.|
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".