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Brachypodium sylvaticum

Biological Category 
Species Type 
Grass-like Plant
LHPrism Status 
Tier 2 - Emerging
Key Characteristics 
Growth Form
A perennial grass that grows in clumps or bunches
The lower stem and nodes are covered in tiny hairs.
Leaves are floppy and flat, arching out from the plant. The leaves are 5-12 mm wide with hairy leaf margins.The leaf sheath is open at the top and hairy.
This plant has a drooping inflorescence. The spikelets are arranged in a true spike because they have no stalk at the base. The flowers have long awns that are 7-15 mm.

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