Plicate Sweet-grass - Glyceria notata

    Description

    A hairless grass with creeping and rooting stems. It has very tapered leaves, and much branched inflorescence 10 to 45 cm long, with spreading side branches. The spikelets are only 10 to 15 mm.

    Habitat

    At the edge of fresh water ponds and wet ditches.

    When to see it

    May to July.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Fairly common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 249 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map