Quaking-grass - Briza media
An attractive grass 15 to 40 cm tall, that grows in loose tufts. The delicate flower stems of quaking-grass are branched with pendulous flowering spikelets that shiver in the breeze, giving the plant its common name. The leaves have a slightly waxy bloom and slender, blunt tips.
Dry calcareous grassland
Flowering June and July.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Locally frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 213 of the 617 tetrads.
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