Alopecurus geniculatus Poaceae Marsh Foxtail

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Description - The flowering spike of this grass is similar to that of its relative, Meadow Foxtail, dense with reddish anthers, but the plant is lower growing, and as it's name suggests has "knees", that is, the stems bend at the first nodes, running along the ground then turning upwards. The leaves are also more glaucous, or greyish.

Habitat - Found in wet meadows, where it can form mats of vegetation.

Comments - Frequent in damp or wet areas.

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