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Hair-grass

Koeleria spp.

Koeleria macrantha (3879657197) by Matt Lavin (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Hair-grass Overview

A genus of around 50 species of annual or perennial grasses in the Poaceae family with a wide distribution on all continents except Antarctica and on some oceanic islands. They characteristically have compact tufts or clumps of grass-like leaves and panicles of silvery flowers in Summer. The genus includes species commonly known as Junegrasses. Cultivated species thrive in shallow chalky soil.

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