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Dactylis glomerata

Dactylis glomerata
Family: Poaceae

Flowering: May onwards. Perennial. Native.

One of the commonest and most distinctive grasses.
Dense egg-shaped clusters of green or purple-tinged spikelets
in 1-sided panicles. Flat bluish-green leaves, keeled and folded when young, rough edged. Long ragged ligules. Coarsely tufted, hairless. Height: To 120cm.

Abundant, roadsides, meadows, waste ground. Also on fixed dunes, coastal grassland. Grows on a wide range of fertile soils.


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