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Phleum pratense
Tiomóid / Féar capaill
Family: Poaceae

Flowering July-August. Perennial. Native.

Cylindrical green or purplish flower spike, 5-15cm long, rough to the touch. Spikelets one-flowered with short, stout awns.Broad, rough, hairless leaves with blunt ligules. Height 30-120cm.

Widespread and common on roadsides, meadows and pastures.

Similar: Meadow Foxtail, Alopecurus pratensis. Earlier flowering, the flowerheads smooth and shiny with protruding awns.



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