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