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Mat Grass

Nardus stricta

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
One-sided, one-flowered flower spike.
Fruit:
A caryopsis (a type of dry, one seeded fruit, typical of grasses and cereals).
Leaves:
Tufted, forming dense tussocks. The leaves are simple with entire margins, linear in shape and alternate.
Maximum Size:
20cm tall.
Other Names:
Mat Weed, Moor Matgrass, Nard Grass, White Grass, Wire-grass.
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, heathland, moorland, riverbanks, riversides, roadsides.