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False (or Tall) Oat-grass (Arrhenatherum elatius ssp. bulbosum)

#boggybrae #garden #wildplant for 2015: 150

I knew this count would speed up in summer! 1–100 between 1 January and 12 June, another 50 between 12 June and 11 July. Onward!

2015-07-12 at 08-21-22

The grass is a metre or more tall (my sample was 115cm). It has dark, hairy nodules and rough leaves 7-9mm wide, hooded at their tips, and up to 19cm long.

2015-07-12 at 08-22-03

Glume 1 (6.5mm long)

Glume 1 (6.5mm long and 1-veined)

2015-07-11 at 12-52-14

Glume 2 (9mm long and 3-veined)

2015-07-11 at 14-54-31

Base of the lemma

2015-07-11 at 14-40-16

Leaf ligule and auricles

2015-07-11 at 14-42-32

Spikelets with long awns

The bulbous swellings at the stem base makes this Boggy Brae plant subspecies

The bulbous swellings at the stem base makes this Boggy Brae plant subspecies Arrhenatherum elatius bulbosum.

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