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.

Distribution information

Weighted Changed Factor: 12

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

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.