The meadow fescue, grows in old pastures, along roadsides, and riversides. It likes rich, moist soil especially heavy loams. Tall and tufted similar to Festuca Arundicea. It grows in meadows, roadsides, old pastures, and riversides on moist, rich soils, especially on loamy and heavy soils. It is a tall, tufted grass similar to tall fescue Festuca arundinacea. Tall fescue differs by having minute hairs on the auricles. It can hybridise with Lolium perenne and Lolium multiflorum.
Synonyms are: Bromus pratensis; Bucetum pratense; Festuca fluitans L. a varient of pratensis; Festuca elatior L. a subspecies of pratensis; Lolium pratense; Tragus pratensis; Schedonorus pratensis.
It is a species of grass, which is perennial and often an ornamental grass in gardens.
An important forage crop.