Siberian lyme grass
Vascular – Exotic
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Terrestrial: coastal dunes, foreshore, sandy places and waste land.
Perennial grass with stout rhizomes and very robust tufts to 150 cm. Culm is stout and erect 50-110 cm tall. Leaf sheath yellowish and almost glabrous. Leaf blade 10-65 cm x 4.5-16 mm, strongly ribbed and almost glabrous. Flowering spike 25-40 cm stiff erect and tapered. Seed 6.5 x 2 mm.
Can be separated from L. arenarius by the spikelets in clusters of 3-5, and the glumes without any hairs.
Reason For Introduction
Seed and rhizomes