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BORRER'S SALTMARSH-GRASS

Puccinellia fasciculata

Grasses Family [Poaceae]

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21st Aug 2011, Killmannock, Campile, Co. Wexford. Photo: © Paula O'Meara
Occupying the drier areas of Salt-marshes. A tufted perennial lacking rhizomes (as do all Salt-marsh grasses) to 50cm high.


21st Aug 2011, Killmannock, Campile, Co. Wexford. Photo: © Paula O'Meara
The grass is glaucous-green.


21st Aug 2011, Killmannock, Campile, Co. Wexford. Photo: © Paula O'Meara
The inflorescence is a panicle.


21st Aug 2011, Killmannock, Campile, Co. Wexford. Photo: © Paula O'Meara
Spikelets are 3-6mm long. The sheathes are not fused.


21st Aug 2011, Killmannock, Campile, Co. Wexford. Photo: © Paula O'Meara
Lemmas are 1.8 to 2.3mm long. With two slightly un-equal glumes.


21st Aug 2011, Killmannock, Campile, Co. Wexford. Photo: © Paula O'Meara
This specimen flowering profusely.


21st Aug 2011, Killmannock, Campile, Co. Wexford. Photo: © Paula O'Meara
Each flower has 3 stamens with anthers 0.4 to 0.8mm long.


21st Aug 2011, Killmannock, Campile, Co. Wexford. Photo: © Paula O'Meara
Spent florets?


Easily mistaken for : 3 other Salt-marsh grasses with their attendant hybrids and sub-species

It is a nativetufted perennial plant which is fairly rare [RR]] plant occupying the drier areas of salt-marshes in barish places or on sea-walls and beside dykes and banks. It is locally frequent on the southern coasts of Britain from Carmarthenshire to West Norfolk, and also in the South East of Eire. In East Kent it is to be found beside salted roads.


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Puccinellia
(Saltmarsh-Grasses)

BORRER'S SALTMARSH-GRASS

Puccinellia fasciculata

Grasses Family [Poaceae]