Koeleria macrantha   Crested Hair-grass C DD N

Koeleria macrantha

This is a very variable grass both in height and appearance and for that reason efforts are still being made to split the species further but so far without success. It can grow up to 60 cm according to Stace but this one was a mere 10 cm tall. It prefers coastal habitats and/or basic soils and is present throughout the British Isles.

Coast near Poulsallagh, County Clare, Ireland 21st May 2005

Added on November 5th 2005, updated 16th February 2010, updated 13th April 2010

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