Species: Heath False-brome (Tor Grass) (Brachypodium pinnatum)

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.


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. Heath False-brome (Tor Grass) (Brachypodium pinnatum)

Flowering from June, this patch-forming native perennial has stiff yellow-green leaves and erect spikelets.

This grass is a valuable to caterpillars of the Marbled White butterfly.


Heath False-brome (Tor Grass)

Flowering from June, Heath False-brome (Tor) is a patch-forming native perennial grass that has stiff yellow-green leaves.

Heath False-brome (Tor Grass)

Heath False-brome (Tor Grass)