Name: Annual Meadow Grass
Scientific name: Poa annua
Nature Stars: 30
About: One of the main weeds in grassland which makes-up a large part of the diet of farmland birds.
How to identify: Annual Meadow-grass is a low-growing grass which is a light green colour. It grows from a central base, to which all the shoots can be traced. The blade-like leaves are blunt-tipped and the yellow-green flower head is triangular with branched spikelets that contain the flowers.
Where: Widespread. Found growing in gardens and grasslands.
Fantastic fact: This plant can flower at any time of year, but this is more likely to occur in spring.
Photograph credit: Philip Precey