Bromus hordeaceus ssp hordeaceus   Soft-brome CC DD N

Bromus hordaceus

Taking photographs of grasses often means trying to compose a green subject against a greenish background which is probably the reason why many book photos are taken in the laboratory and not in situ. This was an excellent opportunity to take a flowering plant with the neutral background of limestone. Soft-brome is quite common throughout the British isles but is also very variable. This specimen was les than 20 cm tall but it can be as much as 80 cm according to Stace.

Great Orme 7th May 2005

Added on 2nd June 2005, updated 4th November 2008, corrected 7th July 2009, updated 5th March 2010

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