Milium vernale ssp. sarniense Poaceae Dwarf Millet

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Description - Straight, prostrate stalks reaching about 5cm on a good day, with minute rounded seeds, the same colour as Common Millet when ripe.

Habitat - Short, coastal turf, amongst mosses, Festuca and Thyme etc.

Comment - A native Guernsey plant not recorded anywhere else in the British Isles. It was first seen in 1899, but the locality was confused, and it was not found again until 1949. At that time it was found in small patches at Pembroke and Vazon, but it is much reduced at the latter site and can only be found in a small area at the former.

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