Elymus Repens - Description

Description

It has creeping rhizomes which enable it to grow rapidly across grassland. It has flat, hairy leaves with upright flower spikes. The stems ('culms') grow to 40–150 cm tall; the leaves are linear, 15–40 cm long and 3–10 mm broad at the base of the plant, with leaves higher on the stems 2–8.5 mm broad. The flower spike is 10–30 cm long, with spikelets 1–2 cm long, 5–7 mm broad and 3 mm thick with three to eight florets. The glumes are 7–12 mm long, usually without an awn or with only a short one.

It flowers at the end of June through to August in the northern hemisphere.

  • Flower spike

  • Blunt ligule 1mm high, also showing a few very fine hairs of the plant

  • Showing the leaf is dull green, mainly parallel, with auricles and ribbed

  • Rhizomes

  • Showing general tufted and visual appearance of the plant

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