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A variety of grass popular in lawns.

Fescue (genus Festuca, family Poaceae ) is a genus of about 500 species of perennial tufted grasses.

Although fescue grasses have a wide distribution, they naturally prefer cool temperate climates.

Fine-leaved varieties of fescue are particular popular in temperate lawns, bowling greens, and golf course 'rough'. Fescue also has applications in soil erosion control programs, and cultivar 'Kentucky 31' was famously used during the 1930s US Dust Bowl.

They have a high nutritional value, so they are often used for pasture, hay, and as stock feed.