Idaho Fescue

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Idaho Fescue is a native, cool season, bunch grass adapted to areas of relatively low moisture.  It is a hardy native forage for livestock and wildlife early in the season and can be grazed the full season but the pallatability decreases as it goes to seed.  It is a dominant species in many ranges and is one of the most common grasses in the western United States.  It can tolerant moderate grazing and still maintain a strong stand.  Idaho fescue produces a dense and deep root system making it excellent for erosion control.  Idaho fescue can germinate and establish relatively quickly making it useful for reclamation work.

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