Flora of Northern Ireland
Bromopsis ramosa
© Graham Day
Bromopsis ramosa
© Paul Hackney
Bromopsis ramosa
© Alan Hill
Bromopsis ramosa
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

A very tall (up to about 6 feet) and stout perennial grass of woods and shady glens, with a graceful panicle of drooping spikelets, each flower with a long awn (bristle). The leaf-sheaths are covered by long downward-pointing hairs a feature which will separate this species from the superficially similar, but hairless, giant fescue (Festuca gigantea) which grows in the same sorts of places.

Other names: Bromus ramosus

All names: Bromopsis ramosa (Hudson) Holub.; Bromus ramosa Hudson; Zerna ramosa (Hudson) Lindman; Bromus ramosus Huds.; Bromus asper Murr.