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Three UK deergrass taxa – two distinct species and their hybrid...

Trichophorum germanicum ~ 'Common' Deergrass
Trichophorum cespitosum ~ Northern Deergrass
Trichophorum ×foersteri ~ 'Hybrid' Deergrass

introductory pages to the genus Trichophorum, the species, and the hybrid, click a button from the four below.
Scroll further down for buttons to pages for field ID, stem anatomy [fascinating!], and further information.

Northern Deergrass (to which the name
Trichophorum cespitosum now specifically applies) is still not widely known to UK botanists, and it is unclear to what extent it is being overlooked.

The range of the hybrid Trichophorum ×foersteri can also certainly be extended and infilled (see Distributions). Very often the hybrid greatly outnumbers both of its parents!

I hope these pages may stimulate interest in the fascinating little plant Trichophorum cespitosum, and clarify its separation from the other two taxa.

[NB: I have thought it necessary to coin some vernacular names, as above! – see the
Recording page.]

Select a page from the buttons below, or from the sidebar (left), for.....

... introductory pages:

... two pages on field identification (the meat of this section):

... the internal stem anatomy:

... and extra information:

Also visit my album of plants and habitats (including many extra to those on these pages), at Canon Image Gateway.


I am grateful to Michael Braithwaite (long-time BSBI Referee for the genus) for his help and encouragement.