Flora of Northern Ireland
Elytrigia repens
© Paul Hackney
Elytrigia repens
© Alan Hill
Elytrigia repens
© Alan Hill
Elytrigia repens
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

Well-known to gardeners as a pernicious weed, and also known as scutch-grass. Outside gardens and other cultivated places it is a very common species in the wild, especially in coarse and ungrazed grassy places, and along the upper seashore where it forms a distinct zone or band. It cannot withstand grazing, mowing or tilling of the ground. Plants on the seashore can be very glaucous (blue-green in colour).

Also known as Agropyron repens and Elymus repens.

All names: Elytrigia repens (L.) Desv.; Elymus repens (L.) Gould; Agropyron repens (L.) Beauv.; Triticum repens L.