A long-lived perennial, cool season, introduced densely tufted bunchgrass growing 4 to 6 high. It is closely related to Chewings Fescue and a form of Sheep Fescue. It has broader, longer, coarser, more lax leaves than Sheep Fescue. It is a heavy root producer and drought tolerant. In addition, its abundant dense leaves and low crowns makes it an excellent erosion control plant. Primary use has been for soil protection on road sides, ditchbanks, airports, skid trails in the higher rainfall zones, and as a cover crop in irrigated orchards and windbreaks. Varieties: Durar Please See Turf Species section.