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Heath-grass - Danthonia decumbens

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Species Description

Stace 4:

Danthonia decumbens DC. (Sieglingia Bernh.) - Heath-grass.

Culms decumbent to erect, to 40(60)cm; panicle 2-7cm; spikelets 6-12mm; 2n=36. Native; sandy or peaty often damp soil, usually acid but also mountain limestones, mostly on heaths, moors and mountains; common in suitable places throughout British Isles. Florets usually cleistogamous, and sometimes solitary spikelets (whitish, hard and tuber-like) occur hidden in basal sheaths.