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Very common and widespread on a broad range of soil types. Not usually an arable problem but may spread in set-aside ground. Of some value for grazing when young.


Tufted very hairy perennial 20-100 cm. Veins of basal leaf sheaths are pinkish-red. Flower heads are whitish, pale green, pinkish or purple. No rhizomes.


Yourkshire fog 1 Medium: 1- 4mm. Blunt and hairy.










Auricles: Absent.

Leaf blade: Pale greyish-green narrowing to a fine point. Very hairy and velvet to touch. Rolled.

Yorkshire fog 2
Yorkshire fog 3
Yorkshire fog - young Yorkshire fog - seedling.
Yorkshire fog ligule photo Yorkshire fog ligule.




Yorkshire fog - mature Yorkshire fog flower heads.

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