Cynosurus cristatus   Crested dog's-tail CC DD N

Cynosurus cristatus

This is a very common grass growing not only through the whole of England, Scotland and Wales but in the outlying islands of the Hebrides and Shetland as well. It is a quite distinctive grass, light green in colour, not much more than 60 cm in height maximum and with a one sided "crest" (not obvious in this photo) which gives it its name.

Minera, North Wales, 17th May 2005

Added on 20th October 2005, updated 10th December 2008, updated 21st March 2010

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