Smaller Cat's-tail - Phleum bertolonii
Stems only reaching 10 to 50 cm and the cylindrical panicles only 1 to 6 cm long. It has a corm like root.
Separation of this species from Timothy (Phleum pratense) is difficult and depends on detailed measurements of spikelets, awns and panicles
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Usually in more mature grassland, sometimes on roadside verges.
June to August.
Common throughout much of Britain except the far north.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 518 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015