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Annual loose tuft-forming grass which prefers light soils in warmer locations. The growing of game cover crops may increase the occurrence of this species.


Plants 16-60 cm in height, nodes often reddish. Stems are smooth with a hollow centre. The spikelets are single-blossomed bearing rough bristles.

Ligule: Transformed into a crown of hairs 3 mm in length.

Auricle: Absent.

Leaf blade: Hairless, 3-30 cm in length and 4-10 mm wide. The youngest leaf rolled, leaf sheaths nearly hairless.

Green bristle 1 Green bristle grass
Green bristle - young Green bristle grass young plant
Green bristle - mature Green bristle grass flower head


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