Danthonia decumbens   Heath-grass CC DD N

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Compared with its small size the spikelets of this grass are quite large and remind you of Melica species. It usually has no more than 10 elliptical spikelets in one flower head.

Danthonia decumbens isn't always easy to find in much grassland but it is recorded from almost everywhere in the British Isles although less common in eastern England.

LHS Whitewell, Scotland 17th July RHS White Coppice NR, Horwich 6th June 2007

Added on 7th December 2007, updated 12th December 2008, updated 28th March 2010

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