Crested Dog's-tail - Cynosurus cristatus
Wiry, tufted grass 15 to 60 cm tall, bright green with flat smooth leaves 2 mm wide. Inflorescence erect, dense, oblong and spike like, flat looking and one sided, 3 to 5 cm long, florets very narrow and arranged like stiffly spread fingers.
Grassland and flower meadows.
June to August.
Very common throughout Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 558 of the 617 tetrads.
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