Catapodium rigidum   Fern Grass C DD N

Catapodium rigidum

Mostly associated with coastal sites in Wales and the west and north east of the England this plant is actually distributed inland throughout Southern England as well. It is quite a small grass and easily overlooked. Normally it would be greenish in colour but this one was found in a poor soil in a dry situation and such conditions do sometimes lead to colour changes. Typically it has a branched panicle of spikelets without hairs and is stiff to the touch.

Near Llandulas quarry 26th June 2005

Added on October 16th 2005, updated 25th November 2008, updated 11th March 2010, upated 7th July 2011

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