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Crested Dogs-tail
Cynosurus cristatus
Family: Poaceae

Flowering June - August. Perennial. Native.

Narrow, 1-sided flower spike with flattened, dense spikelets. Fertile flowers with very short awns. Short, narrow, hairless leaves with short, blunt ligules. Wiry, tufted growth, height 15-35cm.

Very common in meadows and grassland throughout Ireland.

Crested Dogs-tail. May 2008

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