Increasingly a problem in field margins. Most common in England, rare in Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Loosely tufted, slightly hairy annual or biennial 40-120 cm. Panicle is generally erect, eventually drooping to one side. Spikelets are oblong, many flowered and 1.8-2.8 cm long with short awns.
Leaf blade: Green, moderately hairy, finely pointed and rough. Rolled.