Ceratochloa carinata   California Brome DD I

Ceratochloa carinata

This American introduction (until fairly recently known as Bromus carinatus) was considered an unusual find 30 or 40 years ago but is not fairly common in the south of England particularly round the London area. It has spread northwards to give significant site in East Anglia, central and northern England but is still uncommon in Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

There was too much wind to photograph the whole plant so only these flowers on a sheltered rock would stay still for long enough.

Barnes common, London 30th June 2006, updated 28th November 2008

Added on July 8th 2006, updated 2nd December 2008, updated 12th March 2010, updated Se3 30th April 2010

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