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Quaking Grass

Briza media

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
 
Distinctive and sparse-looking spikelets, purplish. Flowers oval to triangular that quiver in the wind.
Fruit:
Broad, ellipsoid caryopsis (a dry, one-seeded fruit).
Leaves:
Dull green, linear, upright leaves. Smooth and flat.
Maximum Size:
40 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Common Quaking-grass, Cow-quake, Didder, Dithering-grass, Dithery Dock, Dodder-grass, Doddering Dillies, Doddle-grass, Dothery Dock, Earthquakes, Jiggle-joggles, Jockey Grass, Joey Jingles, Lady's Hair, Maidenhair-grass, Pearl Grass, Quakers, Quakers-and-Shakers, Shaking-grass, Shivery Shakes, Shivery Shaky Grass, Toddling Grass, Totter Grass, Trembling Grass, Wag-wantons, Wagwants, Wibbly-wobbly, Wigwams.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, heathland, meadows, moorland.