West Highland Flora

Lyme Grass


Leymus arenarius

 

Leymus arenarius

Photo Carl Farmer
10 Sep 2001 Seahouses, Northumbria

Occasional, in coastal sand or rarely shingle.

Stems to 200 cm high.  Spikelets c 20 mm

ID: Spikelets alternating up the axis, face onto it like Couch Grass, not edge on like Ryegrass.  Differs from Couches in having the glumes longer than the lowest lemmas.

Other features: A large robust grass, the bluish-grey leaves with prominent ribs and pointed auricles where the blade joins the sheath.  Glumes are long, thin and pointed, almost as long as the whole spikelet, which has 3-6 flowers.

 

Leymus arenarius

Photo Carl Farmer
8 Jun 2002 Berwick-upon-Tweed

  Leymus arenarius

Photo Carl Farmer
8 Jun 2002 Berwick-upon-Tweed

 

     

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