Festuca filiformis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaeFestucaFestuca filiformis


This densely tufted perennial grass occurs on heaths and moors, in open woodland and parkland and other grassy places, usually on acidic, sandy, well-drained soils. 0-1035 m (Meall Ghaordie, Mid Perth).



World Distribution

Suboceanic Temperate element.

Weighted Changed Factor: 12

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


JNCC Designations


Atlas text references

Atlas Supp (148b)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.
Wilkinson MJ, Stace CA
1991.  A new taxonomic treatment of the Festuca ovina L. aggregate (Poaceae) in the British Isles. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 106:347-397.