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Briza media

Common Quaking-grass
Briza media
Féar gortach
Family: Poaceae

Flowering: June-August. Perennial. Native.

Very graceful branched flower-heads with short-oval or triangular spikelets on slender stalks. Spikelets many-flowered, green or purplish. Hairless, loosely tufted, with slender wiry stems 25-50cm.

Prefers unimproved, species-rich grassland on infertile, calcareous soils. Most frequent in central Ireland.

Similar: Greater Quaking-grass, Briza maxima


Quaking-grass. Aughinish, Co.Limerick.

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