Mill Hill Grasses
Identification of Grasses (Link)
1 Golden Oat Grass Trisetum flavescens 2 False Oat Grass Arrhenatherum elatius * 3 Brome Bromus 4 Rough Meadow Grass ? Poa trivialis ? 5 Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata
Identifications by Debbie Allan via UK Botany
* This species may be intolerant of grazing.
8. Festuca ? arundinacea
9. Hordeum murinum
10. Anisantha sterilis Barren brome
Picture's a bit small.
6. Poa sp. P. trivialis is commonest (rough stem, triangular pointed
but could be P. pratensis (smooth stem, short flat-ended ligule).
9. Hordeum secalinum (if in meadow) or murinum (if in dog-walking zone)
10. Anisanthus sterilis? but might be Arrhenatherum - that's just coming
12. Bromus hordaceus?
27 August 2007
Approximately the same view in August. The long grasses have disappeared.
25 May 2007
The long grasses were thinly spaced (illustrated above) and abundant just west of the ridge on Mill Hill on the very steep slopes. I am not sure of the species. They could be Fescues, Festuca ? (This area is popular for the Small Heath Butterflies and used as a roosting area for the Chalkhill Blues in summer.)
These areas are just south of the reservoir
cf. Garden Grasses (July 2003)
Grasses (weeds) (External Link)
of Somerset (External Link)
of the Triangle Area (Middle Slopes)
Vetch Trail (Lower slopes)