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Wavy Hair-grass
Deschampsia flexuosa
Family: Poaceae

Flowering: June-July. Perennial. Native.

Wavy-branched, spreading flower-heads with shiny silver-purplish
2-flowered spikelets. Narrow leaves with inrolled margins, mainly basal. Ligule wider than leaf, rounded tip. Clump or carpet-forming, tufted stems 30-60cm. Hairless.

Locally frequent on heaths, dry moors. Rare in lowland areas.
Identified by Paul Green


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