Meadow Foxtail - Alopecurus pratensis

    Description

    Tufted grass 30 to 100 cm tall, usually erect, occasionally kneed at base. Panicles are cylindrical, blunt and soft 2 to 10 cm long and 5 to 10 mm wide. Green or purple flushed. Spikelets are 4 to 6 mm long oblong to elliptical having lanceolate pointed glumes fringed with hairs on the keels.

    Habitat

    Meadows and grass verges.

    When to see it

    April to June.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Very common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 595 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map