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Monday, 27 May 2019

Matt Grass

Matt Grass--Nardus stricta, does not advertise itself and is easily missed when growing in a meadow. But during flowering its white anthers capture attention.

Photo taken near Grassington


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  2. I've never noticed the white anthers. Something to look for. I see the dead plants when the sheep rip them up and finding them too tough, leave them lying around turning brown. The one-sided seed head then makes it very recognisable. Few scientific plant names are as poetic and easy to remember as "Nardus stricta". It's bleak and harsh suggesting life on the moors.