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Sea Fern-grass
Catapodium marinum
Feár trá
Family: Poaceae

Flowering: June-July. Annual. Native.

One-sided flower spikes, branched near base or unbranched
with 5-10 stalkless flowers. Narrow, flat, short leaves.
Short, stiff grass with prostrate or erect wiry stems, 5-15cm.

Coastal, can be locally frequent. Walls, waste ground, sea shores. Also found on dunes and cliff tops.

Similar: Fern-grass, Catapodium rigidum


Sea Fern-grass, Inchidoney beach, Co.Cork. July 2007

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