Holcus mollis    Creeping Soft-grass CCC D N

Holcus mollis whole Holcus mollis close Holcus mollis node

Very similar to Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) and growing in similar habitats, this grass is distinguished by the smooth upper stem and bent node with patent (sticking out) hairs. (Molly's got hairy knees)

H. mollis is very common throughout mainland Britain but a bit less common in Ireland particularly in the west

Cheshire verge, 17th August 2009

Added October 1st 2009, updated 7th April 2010

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