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Aira praecox

This is quite a small grass usually no more than 10 to 20 cm tall so is easily missed. It seems to prefer dryish spots in early to mid Spring. It reasonably distinctive and not too difficult to identify once you have spotted it.

It is found throughout the British Isles and if anything prefers the northern latitudes.

Wall of football pitch at Bodedern, Anglesey May 14th 2005

Added on 14th May 05 updated 9th Mar 08, updated 21st Jun 08, updated 22nd Feb 10, updated 2nd Mar 12

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