Annual Meadow Grass

Name: Annual Meadow Grass

Scientific name: Poa annua

Category: Grasses

Nature Stars: 30

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About: One of the main weeds in grassland which makes-up a large part of the diet of farmland birds.

How to identify: Annual Meadow-grass is a low-growing grass which is a light green colour. It grows from a central base, to which all the shoots can be traced. The blade-like leaves are blunt-tipped and the yellow-green flower head is triangular with branched spikelets that contain the flowers.

Where: Widespread. Found growing in gardens and grasslands.

Fantastic fact: This plant can flower at any time of year, but this is more likely to occur in spring.

Photograph credit: Philip Precey

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