Similar to Early Hair-grass but larger with branched, wide-spreading, silvery flowerheads. Short, bristle-like grey-green leaves with minutely-rough sheaths. Leaves wither early. Height 5-30cm.
Found on dry, open, gravelly or sandy ground.
Similar: Early Hair-grass, Aira praecox
Silver Hair-grass. Gougane Barra and Rock Island, County Cork. June 2008 and 2009