Marsh Foxtail - Alopecurus geniculatus
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.
Decumbent (creeping along the ground but with the end turning up), with bent 'knees'
Wet areas, marshes, on mud and in shallow pools.
June to August.
Common throughout Britain.
Common in damp locations in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 407 of the 617 tetrads.
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