Flowers in 1-sided racemes with long straight filaments protruding from the florets. Drooping spent stamens.
Very small and usually densely tufted grass. Slender leaves, usually basal. Height: To 8cm but often only 1-2cm tall.
Very rare in Ireland, only one known location on SW coast. Found by T.O'Mahony in 2005 on disturbed ground among coastal sand-dunes.
Photographs: Barley Cove, Co.Cork. March 2008