Sea Fern-grass - Catapodium marinum


A short (5 to 20 cm), stiff, hairless plant. It has stout, flattened, shiny inflorescence stalks and more or less stalkless, flat spikelets 4 to 9 mm long alternately arranged along both sides of the main inflorescence spike.

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When to see it

Flowers June and July.

Life History


UK Status

Mainly coastal in Britain, but with occasional records of the species occurring inland.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map