Definition of Genus festuca
1. Noun. A genus of tufted perennial grasses of the family Gramineae.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Fescue, Fescue Grass, Festuca Elatior, Meadow Fescue, Festuca Ovina, Sheep Fescue, Sheep's Fescue, Silver Grass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Festuca
Literary usage of Genus festuca
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Grasses of Great Britain by John Edward Sowerby, Charles Johnson (1861)
"Aa a genus, Festuca is not very strikingly distinguishable from either Poa or Bromus, and close comparison between the generic characters of all the three ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"A general book-name for the genus Festuca; F. ovina, etc. Prior, p. 78. Grass, Fiddle. See Fiddle Grass. Grass, Fiorin. See Fiorin Grass. Grass, Fire. ..."
3. Transactions of the Academy of Science of Saint Louis by Academy of Science of St. Louis (1860)
"In speaking of the genus Festuca the statement was made that it is closely allied to Bromus. Both genera are very closely allied to Brachypodium from an ..."
4. Outlines of the First Course of Yale Agricultural Lectures by John Addison Porter (1860)
"He denied the distinctions of the genus Festuca^ as laid down in botanical works, asserting that F. ovina and F. rubra were merely variations of F. ..."
5. Soils and Crops of the Farm by George Espy Morrow, Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1892)
"There are many species of the genus Festuca. Taller fescue, (Festuca elatior, L.,) and meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds,) are for practical purposes ..."
6. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun, F. W. Oliver (1895)
"In the three fescue-grasses cited here as examples, and in all species of the genus Festuca, forming the main part of the turf of our fields, ..."
7. The Forage and Fiber Crops in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1907)
"and several species of the genus Festuca are widely diffused. Blue joint (Calamagrostis canadensis Beauv.) is one of the best and most productive on moist ..."