132098 ANNUAL BEARD-GRASS Polypogon monspelienis. Height to 80cm. Distinctive annual of bare, grassy places, especially near the sea. Flowers in a dense inflorescence with long awns, green at first, turning silky-white later, sometimes partly shrouded by uppermost leaf (June-Aug). Fruits dry nutlets. Leaves rough and flat. Status rare, mainly coastal S England but increasingly inland too.