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Crested Hair-grass
Koeleria macrantha
Family: Poaceae

Flowering June - July. Perennial. Native.

Flowerheads +/- cylindrical, short-branched and often tapering towards tip. Short-stalked, 2-3 flowered, purplish or greenish-white spikelets, glumes with silvery margins. Tufted, usually downy perennial with flat, +/- rough, greyish-green leaves. Height 10-30cm.

Can be locally abundant on dry, sandy or calcareous grassland and dunes. Most frequent in the western half of Ireland.


Crested Hair-grass. Barley Cove, Co.Cork. June 2008

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