Aira praecox Poaceae Early Hair-grass

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Description - This is a very small grass with a short flower spike, seen only in early summer, after which it usually dries up.

Habitat - This grass has a more coastal distribution than its relative A. caryophyllea, enjoying areas of short turf and sand-dunes, but can be found inland as well.

Comments - Not as frequent as A. caryophyllea, but may be overlooked owing to it's size.

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