West Highland Flora

Meadow Foxtail


Alopecurus pratensis

 

Alopecurus pratensis

Photo Carl Farmer
9 Jun 2003 Portree, Skye

Frequent in lowland grassy areas and roadsides, likes rich damp ground.

Spikelets c 5 mm long.  Spike 5-10 mm wide.

ID: Spikelets (excluding awn) > 4 mm.  Spike a tight cylinder tapering at both ends.  Hairs on glume's outside midrib ascending (see picture with ruler)

Other features: Typical tallish grass height, much taller than Marsh Foxtail. Spikelets one-flowered, lemma enclosed in glumes but awn protruding.

 

Alopecurus pratensis

Photo Carl Farmer
9 Jun 2003 Portree, Skye
Spike 5.7 cm long

 

Alopecurus pratensis

Photo Carl Farmer
9 Jun 2003 Portree, Skye
Ruler marked in millimetres

 

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