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Marsh Foxtail
Alopecurus geniculatus
Fiteog cham
Family: Poaceae

Flowering June - September. Perennial. Native.

Short, purplish flowerheads with blunt glumes, long awns and yellowish anthers. Smaller than Meadow Foxtail with rooting stems clearly bent at base. Greyish-green leaves, smooth beneath. Creeping or sometimes floating growth.

Found in wet meadows, marshy ground or at the edge of shallow ponds throughout most of Ireland.

Similar: Meadow Foxtail, Alopecurus pratensis


Marsh Foxtail

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