Distributions of Deergrasses

Maps are from the Distribution Database (B.S.B.I.), extracted 13 February 2020. I am extremely grateful to Andy Amphlett for tackling the numerous spurious entries for T. cespitosum which continue to creep into the database, when germanicum or the aggregate are intended.

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There is still some evidence of ‘local effort’ in the hybrid map!
We can presume that the hybrid is going to be widespread in the ‘peatier’ areas – at least in the more hilly regions – in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.
It appears to have only somewhat limited means of spread – at least at the present time – being +/- fully sterile and having very limited lateral spread with its tufted growth. It may be spread by its ‘plantlet’ propagules – but proliferous plants are only a small proportion of most populations.

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