The panicle of the Meadow Fescue (Festuca pratensis) is nearly erect, branched, close, and somewhat inclined to one side. The spikelets are linear with from five to ten cylindrical flowers. The leaves are linear , glossy green, pointed, striated and rough on the edges. The stems are round, smooth and from two to three feet high. The root is creeping and perennial. The radical, or rot leaves, are broader than those of the stem. The Meadow Fescue Grass flowers in June and July in moist pastures and near farhouses.