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Greater Quaking Grass

Briza maxima

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Ornamental. Large pale green hanging spikelets reaching 2.5cm long and consisting of up to 12 segmented florets. Later turning gold with maturity.
Fruit:
One-sided dry seed (caryopsis).
Leaves:
The flat, linear leaves are clumped together in compact tufts.
Maximum Size:
100cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves and seeds are both edible.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Big Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass, Great Quaking Grass, Great Shivery Grass, Greater Quaking Grass, Large Quaking Grass, Nodding-Isabel, Pearl Grass, Puffed Wheat, Rattle Grass, Rattlesnake Grass, Shell Grass, Shelly Grass.
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, heathland, roadsides, seaside, wasteland, waterside, woodland.