Soft Brome / Lesser Soft Brome
Identification confirmed by Dr. Tom Cope, Kew Gardens.
Winter annual. Small procumbent or ascending plant with slender stems to 10cm. Compact inflorescence to 3cm with few spikelets. Lemmas glabrous or pubescent. Subequal glumes.
Coastal dunes, grassy coastal cliff-tops.
Similar: Bromus hordeaceus
Bromus hordeaceus ssp. thominei. Inchidoney beach, Co.Cork. July 2008