Creeping Bent - Agrostis stolonifera


Normally about 40 cm tall, but can be taller on rich soils. It has long creeping leafy runners that root at their joints, but no underground rhizomes. Panicles are pale whitish to purplish and rather closed up except when in flower.


Grassland of all kinds.

When to see it

July and August.

Life History


UK Status

Common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 407 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map