Search

[?]

Open the Advanced Search

Rough Meadow-grass

Poa trivialis

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
For more information please download the BSBI Code of Conduct PDF document.

Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Ditches, farmland, grassland, marshes, meadows, roadsides, walls, wasteland, water, waterside, woodland.

Flower:
֍
Green, no petals
 
A feathery-looking flower spike with whorled branched. Each branch contains between 4 and 6 spikelets. The flowers themselves are green or purplish-green.
Fruit:
A caryopsis which is a type of dry, one-seeded fruit.
Leaves:
Broad, tapering leaves which are greyish-green and very rough. Long pointed ligules. The stems are slender. A hairless perennial which is very common throughout the British Isles.
Other Names:
Bird Grass, Fold Meadow Grass, Fowl Grass, Natural Grass, Rough Bluegrass, Roughish Meadow Grass, Roughstalk Bluegrass, Rough-stalked Meadow Grass.
Frequency (UK):
Abundant  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

Click to open an Interactive Map