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Annual Beard-grass Polypogon monspeliensis. 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 the uppermost leaf (June-Aug). Fruits dry nutlets. Leaves rough and flat. Status rare, mainly coastal S England but increasingly inland too.
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Annual Beard-grass Polypogon monspeliensis. 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 the uppermost leaf (June-Aug). Fruits dry nutlets. Leaves rough and flat. Status rare, mainly coastal S England but increasingly inland too.

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Date: 24 Jul 2010
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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