Flora of Northern Ireland
Helictotrichon pubescens
(Map updated: March 2008)

An oat-like native, perennial, grass which grows up to about 2 feet tall.

In grassland on base-rich soils, mainly near the coast, on sand dunes etc.

This species is somewhat similar to yellow oat-grass, Trisetum flavescens, but has much larger spikelets. The two species overlap in terms of habitat and geographical range.

All names: Helictotrichon pubescens (Hudson) Piliger; Avenula pubescens (Hudson) Dumort; Avenochloa pubescens (Hudson) Holub; Avena pubescens Huds.