West Highland Flora

Rough Meadow-grass


Poa trivialis

 

Poa trivialis

Photo Carl Farmer
24 Jun 2003 Glenbrittle, Skye

Common in damp rich grassland, woods and marshy ground.

Spikelets 3-4 mm long

ID: Typical Poa spikelets, see Smooth Meadow-grass as I don't yet have a close-up pic of this species.  Ligule over 4 mm long, pointed (look at several).  Lowest branches of panicle c 3-5 together.

Other features: 2-4 flowers per spikelet.  Loosely tufted, rather pale green.

 

Poa trivialis

Photo Carl Farmer
24 Jun 2003 Glenbrittle, Skye
Leaf 44 mm, ligule 4.5 mm