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Meadow Foxtail

Alopecurus pratensis

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Green, no petals
 
Long spikes up to 9cm which give the plant its name. Anthers orange to purple.
Fruit:
An ellipsoid caryopsis with vertical grooves.
Leaves:
Wide, linear and hairless leaves, approximately 5mm wide.
Maximum Size:
110 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Field Meadow Foxtail.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Grassland, meadows.