Common Soft-brome - Bromus hordeaceus subsp. hordeaceus
Soft grass reaching 15 to 80 cm in height, leaves flat, the panicle is erect, 5 to 10 cm long, usually with many ovoid-conical tapering spikelets 10 to 25 mm long, usually very hairy on stalks, some of which are shorter than their spikelets, veined. A very variable grass
other Bromus. This is a difficult genus. Species can vary considerably in size and habit depending on environmental conditions
The panicle is branched. Each branch bears only one or two rounded spikelets. Each spikelet is longer than its stalk (peduncle) with three or more florets clearly projecting beyond the glumes. The spikelets are awned.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Roadsides, dry grassland, waste ground.
June to August.
Common throughout Britain.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 323 of the 617 tetrads.
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