Species: Creeping Bent (Agrostis stolonifera)

Family: Grasses (POACEAE (GRAMINEAE))

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Grasses (POACEAE (GRAMINEAE))

This ubiquitous, diverse family includes annual, biennial, and perennial species, terrestrial and aquatic species, and deciduous and evergreen species. One reason why grasses are such successful plants is that they grow from the base, whereas most other plants grow from the tip. This means they are more likely to survive when damaged, for example by mowing, grazing, or fire. 70% of all crops are grasses, producing grains for food.

C. Creeping Bent (Agrostis stolonifera)

This is a native creeping perennial with long runners, spreading panicles, and greenish or purplish spikelets. It flowers from June

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Creeping Bent

Creeping Bent flowers from June - and is best photographed against a single colour!

Creeping Bent

Creeping Bent is a native creeping perennial with long runners, spreading panicles, and greenish or purplish spikelets.