Smooth Meadow-grass - Poa pratensis

    Description

    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.

    Habitat

    Dry grassland, roadside verges and waste places.

    When to see it

    May to July.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    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