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Common Name: Annual Beardgrass
Polypogon monspeliensis is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.80 metres tall.
It has edible and medicinal uses.
Southwestern Europe, including Britain, Mediterranean, Ethiopia, Azores, S. Africa..
Damp pastures near the sea in southern England and the Channel Islands[
]. A casual in other parts of the country[
Succeeds in any moderately fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position[
The compact silky inflorescence is used in fresh and dried flower arrangements[
This is a widely introduced weed that has become naturalized in most warm-temperate regions[
The plant has been used extensively for food[
]. No further details are given, but it is likely to be the seed that was eaten[
An infusion of the plant ashes has been used in the treatment of heart palpitations[
Seed - sow spring in situ and only just cover the seed[