Fern Grass

Name: Fern Grass

Scientific name: Catapodium rigidum

Category: Grasses

Nature Stars: 50

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About: Fern grass is small and often overlooked. It has a ridgid stem and spikelets, often with a purpleish tinge.

How to identify: Fern grass can grow up to 20 cm tall and grows on dry grassland or rock.

Where:

Mostly associated with coastal sites in Wales and the west and north east of the England, this plant is actually distributed inland throughout Southern England as well.

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Photograph credit: Philip Precey


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