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Common Bent
Agrostis capillaris
Feorainn mhín
Family: Poaceae

Flowering June - August. Perennial. Native.

Panicle with whorled branches, purplish-brown, remaining open and spreading in fruit. Narrow, flat leaves, rough with smooth sheaths. Short ligules. Tufted grass with creeping rhizomes. 20-50cm.

Very common on drier neutral to slightly acidic grassland, heaths, dunes. Often used as lawn grass.

Identified by Paul Green

Common Bent

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