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FLATTENED MEADOW-GRASS Poa compressa. Height to 40cm. Upright, tufted and hairless perennial with flattened stems. Grows in dry, grassy places. Flowers in a pyramidal inflorescence, the purplish-brown spikelets carried on whorls of stalks (May-July). Fruits small, dry nutlets. Leaves with a hooded tip and blunt ligule. Status widespread but local.
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FLATTENED MEADOW-GRASS Poa compressa. Height to 40cm. Upright, tufted and hairless perennial with flattened stems. Grows in dry, grassy places. Flowers in a pyramidal inflorescence, the purplish-brown spikelets carried on whorls of stalks (May-July). Fruits small, dry nutlets. Leaves with a hooded tip and blunt ligule. Status widespread but local.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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