Barren Brome - Anisantha sterilis
One of the commonest weedy grasses that can reach 80 cm. The panicle is very loose and drooping with rough branches which are much longer than their spikelet. Spikelets are compressed, V shaped with long awns and usually turn purplish when ripe.
The panicle is branched. Each branch bears only one spikelet. Each spikelet is shorter than its stalk (peduncle) with three or more florets clearly projecting beyond the glumes. The spikelets are compressed and awned.
Dry hedgebanks, waste ground and roadsides.
May to July.
Common throughout Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 530 of the 617 tetrads.
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