False-brome - Brachypodium sylvaticum

    Description

    A tufted grass to 60 cm with hairy stems and flat broad (to 12 mm wide), yellow-green leaves, which are drooping and softly hairy. Inflorescences 6 to 15 cm long, spike-like, loose and often drooping at the tip with 4 to 12 spikelets. Lemmas linear-lanceolate, hairy 7 to 11 mm long with rough awns to 12 mm.

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    Habitat

    Open woods and scrub.

    When to see it

    June to July.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Common over most of Britain except the north of Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 405 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map