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Cynosurus echinatus

Crételle hérissée
Bristly Dog’s Tail Grass

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower size

spikelet 4-5 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

20-60 cm

Description

The stem is hollow and erect. The flower stalk is rounded or oval with clusters of spikelets.

An annual grass that grows in rocky areas or grassland.

Flowers

Each spikelet has an awn. The awns are clumped together giving the grass its bristly hairy appearance.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Blade, flat, 1.5-2.5 cm wide, rough to the touch.

Fruits Seeds

Caryopsis: a dry fruit (grain).

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