Common Bent - Agrostis capillaris
20 to 50 cm tall, tufted with creeping rhizomes but no leafy stolons. Panicle is purplish brown and always spreading, with whorled branches.
Creeping Bent (Agrostis stolonifera) has long pointed ligules whereas Common Bent (A. capillaris) has short blunt ligules.
Drier and more acid grassland.
June to August.
Quite a common grass throughout Britain.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 388 of the 617 tetrads.
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