Briza media   Quaking-grass C DD N

Briza media whole Briza media close Briza media habitat

This delicate little plant is usually found in quantity on neutral or basic soils where it shakes in the slightest breeze. It is such a handsome and exotic looking plant that it is sometimes difficult to remember that it is one of our native grasses.

It will grow almost anywhere and is common throughout the British Isles but becomes scarcer towards the north of Scotland.

LHS and Mid: Llandulas quarry, North Wales 1st July 08 RHS: Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight 4th June 06

Added on December 10th 2004, updated 4th November 2008, updated 5th March 2010

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