Marsh Foxtail - Alopecurus geniculatus

    Description

    Creeping or sometimes floating plant it has 'kneed' L shaped stems that grow parallel to the ground before turning upwards. Sometimes rooting at lower joints. Panicles are dense 2 to 7 cm long and narrow. Anthers yellow or purplish.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Wet areas, marshes, on mud and in shallow pools.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in damp locations in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 407 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map