Identified by Paul Green
Flowerheads in narrow spikes with two opposite and alternating rows of small spikelets, the flowers with bent awns. Tufts of flat, +/- downy leaves with downy sheaths.
Originally from southern Europe. Infrequently recorded in Ireland on roadsides, also found in old pastures in Co. Limerick.
French Oat-grass, Gaudinia fragilis. On roadside wall, Rock Island, Co. Cork. June 2009