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Smooth Meadow-grass
Poa pratensis sens lat.
Cuise reatha
Family: Poaceae

Flowering May - July. Perennial. Native.
Identified by Paul Green

Branched, spreading flowerheads, 2-5 spikelets with unequal glumes and 5-veined lemmas. Green or greyish-green, +/- hairless leaves with smooth, keeled sheaths and short, blunt ligules. Tufted growth with creeping rhizomes. Height 15-80cm.

Very common on dry grasslands, roadsides and waste ground.

Similar: Rough Meadow-grass, Poa trivialis


Smooth Meadow-grass. Dungarvan, Co.Waterford. July 2008

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