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Timothy (Phleum pratense) is a tufted dense perennial grass, which can reach a height of up to 150 cm. The culms are erect, leaves are hairless, green to greyish-green in colour. The sheaths are smooth and rounded on the back. Individual blades narrow to a fine point and are generally flat, 3 to 9 mm wide and rough all over. Panicles are dense, spike like and cylindrical averaging 6 to 15 cm long.

Occurrence and spread

Timothy is widespread throughout the British Isles. It is shallow rooting, very hardy and prefers heavy soils.

Control and management

There are several herbicides available that can offer good control. Seek advice from your BASIS qualified adviser.

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