131453 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.