Photographed by John Diggin in Cork city, June 2010
Similar to Common Quaking-grass, Briza media but the flowerheads have fewer, larger (10-20mm), oval-shaped spikelets. The lemmas and glumes are also oval. Narrow leaves with blunt, torn ligules. Height to 50cm.
A Mediterranean species very rarely recorded in Ireland on dry waste ground.
Greater Quaking-grass, Briza maxima. June 2010. Images © John Diggin