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Cocksfoot - introduced (*Dactylis glomerata)

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cocksfoot cocksfoot

Native to the Europe, Asia and Africa. Perennial. C3.

A common weed in disturbed areas.


Recognise Cocksfoot from the dense egg-shaped clusters.

It is an environmental weed.

daktylos: finger (Greek), referring to the cylindrical young flower clusters; glomeratus: club-shaped.

1: Recently opened flower cluster can appear finger-like. 3,4: Distinctive bristly, more or less, one-sided flower clusters. The anthers are prominent. All: Castlemaine.