West Highland Flora

Crested Dogstail


Cynosurus cristatus

 

Photo Carl Farmer
3 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Common in grassland and moorland

Stems to 75 cm high.  Spikelets 3-6 mm

ID: Unmistakable.

Other features: Fertile spikelets have 2-5 flowers and are concealed among sterile spikelets which have c 12-18 narrow pointed bracts which give the plant its unique appearance.

 

Photo Carl Farmer
3 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

 

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