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WAVY HAIR-GRASS

Deschampsia flexuosa

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2nd Sept 2011, Elenwydd Wilderness, Mid Wales. Photo: © RWD
A very fine fuzzy appearance from afar.


31st July 2011, Moses Gate Country Park, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
The stems characteristically zig-zag in tiny perturbations, hence the name wavy, but this is only just discernible in the photograph.


31st July 2011, Moses Gate Country Park, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Spikelets shiny, purplish/silver, with a long bent awn. Slight waviness just visible.


31st July 2011, Moses Gate Country Park, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
Long fawn-coloured bent awns.


31st July 2011, Moses Gate Country Park, Gtr M/cr. Photo: © RWD
One or two long linear and flat leaves peel away from the stem.


Some similarities to : other Hair-grasses, such as Tufted Hair-grass, Alpine Hair-grass and Bog Hair-grass.


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WAVY HAIR-GRASS

Deschampsia flexuosa

Grasses Family [Poaceae]

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