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Poa infirma?

Observed: 4th May 2013 By: IWoodwardIWoodward’s reputation in PlantsIWoodward’s reputation in PlantsIWoodward’s reputation in PlantsIWoodward’s reputation in Plants
Chingford Hatch Poa infirma 2013-05-04 (3)
Chingford Hatch Poa infirma 2013-05-04 (7)
Chingford Hatch Poa infirma 2013-05-04 (4)
Chingford Hatch Poa infirma 2013-05-04 (8)
Chingford Hatch Poa infirma 2013-05-04 (9)
Description:

I've been shown Poa infirma a couple of times on London Natural History Society walks. It's apparently spreading in London but this is the first time I've come across a possible specimen myself.

Identifications
  • Early Meadow-grass (Poa infirma)
    Confidence: It might be this.
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    Likely ID
    Annual Meadow-grass (Poa annua)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Annual Meadow-grass (Poa annua) interacts

Comments

cabbageleek's picture

I'm no expert on this

I'm no expert on this species, but I think this is still too large a specimen to be P. infirma.

IWoodward's picture

Thanks Alan

Thanks very much for taking the time to look closely at the photos and for the tip about needing to look at the anthers to confidently identify infirma.

Ian