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Hyparrhenia hirta

Barbon velu
Common Thatching Grass

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower size

3.5-6.5 mm

Flowering months

May

Leaf type

Linear

Height

30-100 cm

Description

Common Mediterranean grass, with upright smooth stems of different lengths. The grass turns quickly from green to a reddish-gold colour.

It can grow in a variety of habitats, in dry conditions, on heavy, rocky eroded soils.

Flowers

The flowers are bright yellow, profuse in spring.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Tufted, blade, pointed, 1-3 mm wide.

Fruits Seeds

Caryopsis: a dry fruit (grain).

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