West Highland Flora

False Brome

Brachypodium sylvaticum


Brachypodium sylvaticum

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye


Common in woods and shady places, occasionally in the open among heather.

Spikelets c 5 mm across.

ID: Spikelets virtually unstalked, alternating regularly up two opposite sides of the stem (edgewise onto the stem, not face on), much narrower than true Bromes, 8-16 flowered, with long awns, stem nodding.

Other features: Leaves hairy and flaccid, to 12 mm wide.

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