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Rough meadow-grass

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Rough meadow-grass (Poa trivialis) is a loosely tufted perennial grass, which grows with its shoots erect and spreading. It can grow to a height of around 20 -100 cm. Leaves are green or purplish and hairless. Individual blades are sharply pointed, 3 -20 cm long and 15mm wide.

It is palatable to stock and is useful for hay.

Occurrence and spread

Rough meadow-grass is widely distributed throughout the British Isles and can be found in meadows and pastures as well as on cultivated land. It prefers a rich, moist soil.

Control and management

A wide range of herbicides are available for controlling Rough meadow-grass. Seek advice from your BASIS qualified adviser.

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