Ireland

Blackgrass

Alopecurus myosuriodes

Description

Annual or perennial tufted grass, up to 60 cm (23.62 inch) tall, occasionally taller.

Characteristic Features

Rough, irregular slits in the ligule.

Young Plant

First leaf delicate and corkscrewed, leaf blade narrow, hairless.

Stems

Erect.

Leaves

Narrow, sharp-edged, bare, ridged.
No auricle.
Ligule long, with rough, irregular slits.