Sunday, 1 May 2011

Alopecurus pratensis L.

Latin name: Alopecurus pratensis L.
Familia: Poaceae
Croatian name: Mišji repak
English name: Meadow Foxtail

A hairless, tufted perennial, up to 120 cm high. Leaves roughish, long and narrow, blunt ligules. Flower spike unbranched, long, cylindrical, smooth and silky to touch. There is no upper corolla scale (palea superior) in the flower.
It is a common species on moist grassland and meadows. 

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