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Smaller catstail?

Observed: 31st August 2012 By: landgirllandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Inflorescence 5cm long.

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GrizzledBadger's picture

Ligule looks to be that of

Ligule looks to be that of Phleum bertolonii Smaller Catstail.

Brock

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Ligule

My books say pointed ligule for P. bertolonii, this looks rounded to me.

GrizzledBadger's picture

My reference shows Timothy

My reference shows Timothy with rounded, & P. bert. pointed but the ligule is longer, the curved edge not reaching the auricles as im your specimen. Awns are different length, were they measured?

Brock

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Awns

I have trouble seeing them, never mind measuring them!

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haha1

haha1

Brock

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Nasty

No one character serves to distinguish these two tricky species. They both seem able to look like the other one.

cicuta58