Scientific name: Dactylis glomerata L.
Culms densely tufted, to 1.4m.
Leaves and sheaths very rough, ± glaucous.
Lemmas with hairs or prickles on keel, with awn 1.5-2mm.
Chromosome number: 2n=28.
Native; grassland, open woodland and rough, waste and cultivated ground.
Very common throughout British Isles.
This species is keyed out on Page 606: Dactylis in the Text Key.
Formerly much grown for hay and pasture; the more robust plants of artifical habitats are probably of introduced stock.
Dactylis glomerata L.
Hubbard, C.E., 1968. Grasses, a guide to their structure, identification, uses, and distribution in the British Isles. 2nd Edition. Penguin Books. 462 pp.
Dactylis glomerata (Cock's-foot)
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