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Brachypodium retusum

Brachypode rameux
Mediterranean False Brome

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower size

20-30 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear

Height

20-60 cm

Description

A plant of the Mediterranean basin. In the local ecology it is the first grass to re-sprout after a fire and has an important role in soil protection and in allowing other species to become established.

Flowers

Green spikelets, each spikelet has 3 stamens, the anthers of which are pale yellow.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Narrow, glaucous, on either side of the stem. Leaves in a dense clump at the base.

Fruits Seeds

Caryopsis: a dry fruit containing the grain.

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