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Phalaris canariensis
Féar síl éin
Family: Poaceae

Flowering June - September. Annual. Introduced.

Ovoid or globular flowerhead with greyish 1-flowered spikelets. Glumes whitish-green, keeled, broadly winged. Roughish leaves with inflated sheaths. 20-60cm.

Casual, rarely persistent on waste ground, rubbish tips, roadsides, ports. Sometimes found as a bird-seed alien in built-up areas.
Identified by Paul Green


Canary-grass. Dungarvan area, County Waterford

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