Catabrosa aquatica   Whorl-grass C DD N

Catabrosa aquatica

This very attractive grass was growing with other water plants such as Baldellia rununculoides (Lesser Water-plantain) and Hippurus vulgaris (Mare's-tail) in a freshwater drainage ditch close to the Green Beach of the Sefton Coast. It was a breezy day and the spikelets scarcely stayed still for a moment but in spite of that the the photo is a reasonable likeness.

It is found on the coast often as var uniflora and inland throughout the British Isles with fewer sites in the far north of Scotland.

In "River Nile" close to Southport's Green Beach, 27th June 2007

Added on 5th November 2007, updated 25th November 2008, updated 11th March 2010

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