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Yorkshire Fog

Holcus lanatus

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Pink-purple to white spikelets with short hooked awns. The flowers are tipped with a purplish-red tinge.
Fruit:
Dark yellowish-brown seeds. Oval and dark-tipped.
Leaves:
The entire plant is covered in soft downy hairs, including the leaves, but with the exception of the joint stems. The leaves are long and linear. 'Lanatus' (see botanical name) is Latin for woolly, describing the soft hairiness of the plant.
Maximum Size:
100cm tall.
Other Names:
Common Velvet Grass, Dart Grass, Hose Grass, Meadow Soft Grass, Mesquite Grass, Midge Grass, Rot Grass, Soft Grass, Tufted Grass, Tufted Soft Grass.
Habitats:
Grassland, meadows, moorland, roadsides, wasteland, woodland.