Poa infirma Poaceae Early Meadow-grass

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Description - It takes a little practice to be able to tell this from the common Annual Meadow-Grass, but this species is much paler, smaller, and with a slightly flattened look. Also it is gone by May, most years, whilst Annual Meadow-Grass can be found thriving all the year round.

Habitat - This is a small plant so can only grow where it can compete with the surrounding vegetation. It is most often seen on paths and tracks, and is quite happy to live in an area that is heavily grazed or trampled.

Comments - Although common in the Channel Islands early in the year, this species is only recorded along the extreme south edge of mainland Britain.

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