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Water Whorl-grass
Catabrosa aquatica var. uniflora (subsp. minor)
Casfhéar uisce
Family: Poaceae

Flowering: June-August. Perennial. Native.

Coastal variant of Water Whorl-grass, Catabrosa aquatica.
Open, feathery flower-heads. Only one or two flowers to each spikelet. Hairless leaves and stems, often purple-tinged.
Prostrate, rooting growth, to 50cm.

Western coasts on damp sand above high-water level. Usually found where a small stream meets the shoreline. Rare, but probably often over-looked. Identified by Alan Silverside


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