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Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’

 

Blue Fescue

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusFestucaFrom the Latin festuca, “a grass stalk or straw”
SpeciesglaucaGlaucous, from the Greek meaning “bluish-gray,” referring primarily to the leaves, and specifically to “bloom,” the fine, whitish powder that coats the leaves of certain plants
Cultivar‘Elijah Blue’

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Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 31 Jan 2012.

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6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)

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9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)

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9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm)