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Sweet Vernal Grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum, wild flowering garden plant no.38 for 2015) is making a show on the Boggy Brae at the moment. Its flowers are not open yet, but they soon will be.

Sweet Vernal Grass showing up in the Boggy Brae lawns

Sweet Vernal Grass showing up in the Boggy Brae lawns

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The dark colour of the young panicles (flowering bit) makes this grass an easy one to spot. It is also, as the ‘vernal’ part of its name suggests, one of the earlier flowering grasses.

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Close-up of one of the ligules on the stem

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Dark on the side facing the sun

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Light green on the side away from the sun

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