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Elytrigia x acuta

Sea Couch x Sand Couch
Elytrigia x acuta (Elytrigia atherica x juncea)
Family: Poaceae

Hybrid between Sea Couch and Sand Couch. Native.

Similar to E. x laxa (Sand Couch x Common Couch) but has minute hairs on free margin of leaf-sheaths. (Ref: Stace 1995)

Occurs with parents on coastal sand or shingle and in the transition zone between dunes and saltmarshes. South and SW Irish coasts.
Distribution uncertain, probably under-recorded.
Identified by Paul Green.


Sand Couch x Sea Couch, Elytrigia x obtusiuscula. Dungarvan, Co.Waterford. September 2008

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