West Highland Flora

Sea Fern-grass


Catapodium marinum

Other name: Desmazeria marina

Catapodium marinum

Photo John Birks
Dept of Biology, Univ. of Bergen
Jun 1990 Poulsallagh, Ireland

Rare, on coastal sand.

Stems to 15 cm long.  Spikelets c 4-8 mm long, glumes and lemmas c 2-3.5 mm.

ID: A short stiff grass with inflorescence sparingly branched or unbranched. Spikelets in two rows, both angled forward from the axis.  c 4-10 florets per spikelet.

Other features: Often prostrate.  Inflorescence often purplish.

 

Catapodium marinum

Photo John Birks
Dept of Biology, Univ. of Bergen
Jun 1990 Poulsallagh, Ireland


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