Black Bent - Agrostis gigantea

    Description

    A tall grass, reaching up to 150 cm with creeping underground rhizomes and flat furrowed leaves. Spreading in flower and in fruit.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification

    Habitat

    Arable land and damp woodland.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in most of Britain but scarcer in some northern areas.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 210 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map