Squirreltail Fescue - Vulpia bromoides
Straw coloured when mature, similar to Vulpia myuros but with shorter (1 to 10 cm), more erect inflorescences. Leaf sheaths not inflated and the upper sheath ends well below the inflorescence. Lower glume half or more the length of the upper.
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Open grasslands, heaths, cliff-tops and sand dunes. It also grows in artificial habitats such as quarries, wall-tops, by railways and on waste ground in built-up areas. It favours well-drained soils.
Widely distributed in Britain, Very well recorded in Scotland, Wales and East Anglia.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 87 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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