Barren Brome - Anisantha sterilis

    Description

    One of the commonest weedy grasses that can reach 80 cm. The panicle is very loose and drooping with rough branches which are much longer than their spikelet. Spikelets are compressed, V shaped with long awns and usually turn purplish when ripe.

    Habitat

    Dry hedgebanks, waste ground and roadsides.

    When to see it

    May to July.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 530 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map