Smooth Meadow-grass - Poa pratensis


Tufted, erect, more or less hairless grass 15 to 80 cm tall, with creeping rhizomes. Stems and leaf sheaths smooth. Panicle spreading, more or less pyramidal, branches 2 to 5 together.


Dry grassland, roadside verges and waste places.

When to see it

May to July.

Life History


UK Status

Very common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 527 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map