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Sea Fern-grass Catapodium marinum Height to 15cm<br />
Stout, wiry grass with a superficially fern-like inflorescences. Grows in dry, coastal grassland, on stable shingle and on walls. FLOWERS are borne in a branched inflorescence with short-stalked spikelets, more or less in one plane (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are narrow and wiry. STATUS Locally common in coastal W Britain, and coastal S and SE England.
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Sea Fern-grass Catapodium marinum Height to 15cm
Stout, wiry grass with a superficially fern-like inflorescences. Grows in dry, coastal grassland, on stable shingle and on walls. FLOWERS are borne in a branched inflorescence with short-stalked spikelets, more or less in one plane (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are narrow and wiry. STATUS Locally common in coastal W Britain, and coastal S and SE England.

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Date: 27 Sep 2012
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