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Mibora minima

Early Sand-grass
Mibora minima
Family: Poaceae

Flowering: February-May, sometimes again late-summer, autumn. Winter annual. Probably native but previously overlooked.

Flowers in 1-sided racemes with long straight filaments protruding from the florets. Drooping spent stamens.
Very small and usually densely tufted grass. Slender leaves, usually basal. Height: To 8cm but often only 1-2cm tall.

Very rare in Ireland, only one known location on SW coast. Found by T.O'Mahony in 2005 on disturbed ground among coastal sand-dunes.


Photographs: Barley Cove, Co.Cork. March 2008

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